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2019 hunting season
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:49:11 AM »
so, tomorrow, sept 14th various hunting seasons start. small game, archery, the main ones that come to mind.................anyone going out. i wont yet. i'll bring the scatter gun next week when i head north more then likely.
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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 11:55:47 AM »
Better clean the bird crap off of it...  :shocked:

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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 12:01:22 PM »
Better clean the bird crap off of it...  :shocked:
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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 12:19:30 PM »
Not going until firearms season.  Look forward to it every year.  Will go up before that though to check for deer signs and set up a camera to look for bigfoot.  Never know what walks by the camera up north.   Looking forward to the fresh air, bright stars, and the campfire.  good luck.

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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 12:23:19 PM »
  Working tomorrow, my weekend for being on call. Trapshooting Sunday if I can. Won't get to do any hunting until the 27th.

 Archers, good luck tomorrow and everyone have a great weekend.
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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 01:38:33 PM »
It's youth deer season in ND this weekend, so I will be sitting in a tree with my 12 year old.

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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 04:59:50 PM »
My son, his son and I plan to go to my land tomorrow.  Meeting a couple brother in laws start clearing and mowing the trails.  We will try to sneak in a hunt if possible. 
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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 11:54:08 AM »
Have plans to archery hunt some State and Private land SE of Rochester the end of October into early November with a couple friends, same as last year.

Will also (hopefully) be participating again in the Rice Lake State Park muzzle-loader deer hunt in Owatonna in December with another group of friends. Anterless only lottery hunt with two deer limit per hunter x 20 hunters drawn. I did this last year with a friend and we had a blast and were able to fill three of four tags. It snowed about twelve inches over the weekend, with Sunday being extremely windy and not much moving, so we felt pretty fortunate to harvest three doe and we had an absolute blast! Hoping to have our group selected for this hunt again this year.

Other than that, planning to use a few days off and weekends to hang and hunt some public and private land in my area during archery season before work gets to busy leading into Christmas season.

Good luck everyone and PLEASE be safe in the woods !

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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2019, 09:31:00 AM »
It took all of two days but we got all the trails cleared and mowed (all 9 miles of them). Now I hope we don't get any storms or strong winds.
For the first time I used my brother in laws new Kodiak 700 with EPS, man was that a life saver.  My arms are usually
shot after half a day mowing but hardly felt any pain after two days of mowing trails.  These are not straight trails and
do require lots of maneuvering in tight spaces around rocks, stumps and trees.  Only had two problems all weekend. 
The back of the DR mower hooked a rock and rolled it under the deck causing the it to throw the belt.  Also the batter (one year old)
died but I had a jumper pack along so it was just inconvenient to jump it rather than just  hit the key.

Just how much STUFF do you need for a couple days working in the woods?


Break time at the land.


Mowers put to bed after two hard days cutting.  It's amazing these hold together because they really take a punishing.


General supplies for trail work.
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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2019, 10:40:37 AM »
It took all of two days but we got all the trails cleared and mowed (all 9 miles of them). Now I hope we don't get any storms or strong winds.
For the first time I used my brother in laws new Kodiak 700 with EPS, man was that a life saver.  My arms are usually
shot after half a day mowing but hardly felt any pain after two days of mowing trails.  These are not straight trails and
do require lots of maneuvering in tight spaces around rocks, stumps and trees.  Only had two problems all weekend. 
The back of the DR mower hooked a rock and rolled it under the deck causing the it to throw the belt.  Also the batter (one year old)
died but I had a jumper pack along so it was just inconvenient to jump it rather than just  hit the key.


As much work as it is, I'm sure you enjoy it as much as I do. I just love getting out to the hunting property and getting it prepared for the upcoming hunt! Thanks for sharing DE!
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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2019, 07:17:59 PM »
Impressive DE.  Good job.

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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2019, 09:34:09 AM »
Best part is I had help from my son and grandson.  They are very busy with work, school and sports so it's nice to get them more involved so they can take over when I get old. :tut:
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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2019, 10:25:14 AM »
Deadeye,  That's about where I am, but I'm sure you are younger than me.  I'm 70.  I've been hunting our area since the early 70's.  Same spot since then.  My son in law figured it's about 380 acres.  All public land.  Almost like we own it but we don't.  Never got bothered or had any other hunters hunt there as far as I know.  Some bow hunters over the years but not during firearms.  North of Duluth.

My brothers friend had a similiar area that they hunted for many years and it's public land.  His friend and other family bought some hunting land and now is "giving" his area to my brother.  They still have 3 portables there which my brother bought.  So now we have two areas.  The good thing is my brother and I will still hunt as long as we can but now my two son in laws, my nephew and his son, my brothers son, and a friend of ours and his son have a future long after we are done hunting.  Gives me a good feeling.  good luck.

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Re: 2019 hunting season
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2019, 10:07:19 AM »
Yesterday I took advantage of what was a very nice day at the land.  We plan to go there tomorrow (Sunday) to check out, and get stands ready for the season.  I did some prep work so we will have more time to check out stands.  A friend had given me a tripod stand a few weeks ago. We dumped it off (in pieces) at the location we intended to use it. I put it together and set it up.  This took longer than expected because it's really a two man job. It was not fun getting bolts to line up while trying to lift pieces.  Last year I got a deal on a half moon two man ladder stand from Menards. It was their demo and was missing a few bits to I got it for $69.00.  It's now fully assembled and at the location where it will be used.  It took a little clearing but I got a path to the tree. 
Last job was to make the floor for the enclosed stand we put up a few weeks ago. I didn't get done with this until after night fall.  Long day, tired arms, slept until 8 AM today. 

It's up and ready except for some camo.  Yes that's my wheeler by the stand.


First trip with stand.  Legs and ladder on second trip.


Although I mow this small plot every year, I have not planted anything in it for years.
Currently the closest stand is on the other side of the ridge over 250 yards away so I think this will be a good spot.


Trail from stand out to (future?) food plot.
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