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#7079143 - 11/15/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: goalie]
fluffy Offline
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Registered: 07/03/06
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Loc: dakota county,mn
I remember when I started deer hunting at age 12.
They handed me a Remington 742 in 308,a box of shells,and pointed at the woods.
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#7079148 - 11/15/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: acooper1983]
Rooster7 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/07
Posts: 5100
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: acooper1983
if that kind of wanton disregaurd for saftey happend to me, id have a heckuva hard time not shooting back.


I hear ya. I was just a scared kid at the time. I went from being more happy and excited than I could remember to being scared to death in matter of seconds.
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#7079268 - 11/15/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Rooster7]
Muffy Offline
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Registered: 10/12/09
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Me and Scott are headed to Chickenbuck tonight when he gets off work. CBF got up there yesterday. Dad & Kenna are going tomorrow cuz she has to put in 1/2 a day of school. Hope we can get more on the meat pole.
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#7079683 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: fluffy]
idnative1948 Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 1356
Loc: Boise, Idaho via SE Idaho
Originally Posted By: fluffy
I remember when I started deer hunting at age 12.
They handed me a Remington 742 in 308,a box of shells,and pointed at the woods.


Those were the days, some 55 odd years ago with a Win 30-30, shells in your pocket and pops saying, "We need to get up there, to get ahead of them, but watch our back trail!"
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#7080652 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Muffy]
Colorado1135 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/08
Posts: 11198
Loc: SW, SD
good luck to you all!
my dad still hasn't gotten his deer yet, he's seen plenty every time he goes out, but not one he wants. he's seen a nice big one come to a fence line right at dark the last couple nights, but the wind has always been wrong to sit there, today hopefully the wind is in his favor and he'll put him down. I've been sick the last 2 days and have to work today so he's by himself. good luck to all! go forth and slay deers!
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#7080930 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Colorado1135]
big drift Offline
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Registered: 08/01/05
Posts: 1358
Our season is done I am taking the kids down to the cities to see my mom who is visiting from CA.

Hope you all do well this weekend and get more fuzzy windchimes swinging in the breeze...

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#7080982 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Muffy]
Rooster7 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/07
Posts: 5100
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: Muffy
Me and Scott are headed to Chickenbuck tonight when he gets off work. CBF got up there yesterday. Dad & Kenna are going tomorrow cuz she has to put in 1/2 a day of school. Hope we can get more on the meat pole.


Good Luck!
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#7081119 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Rooster7]
Topgunbill Offline
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Registered: 08/18/05
Posts: 199
Loc: Northwest Pennsylvania
Good luck this weekend to everyone hunting those fuzzy wind chimes.

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#7081693 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Topgunbill]
mikeymjr23 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 2714
Loc: SEPA
Good luck everyone!

I still can't believe how early your seasons begin and end. Any idea why the MN season is so early, compared to quite a few others?

It seems like your season is ending at the same time ours is starting.

PA doesn't even start gun season until the Monday AFTER Thanksgiving.
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#7081717 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: mikeymjr23]
BrentD Offline
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Registered: 09/20/02
Posts: 11730
Loc: MN, WI, IL, MI, KS, GA, AZ, IA
Minnesota like to put rifle hunters on top of the rut. Wisconsin hunters start just as the rut ends and some states, like Iowa, don't let out the bulk of the gun guys until December when there is a sort/maybe secondary rut kinda.

gun hunting on top of the rut is probably not widely considered a good way to sustain a crop of big bucks.
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#7081744 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: acooper1983]
northern_dave Offline
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Registered: 09/29/04
Posts: 32552
Loc: Minnesota
Hello everybody. I'm out at camp tending to the cooking stove. Fixing some brunch.

I've got a little secret i've been keeping under my hat.

Many of you know i have this old plow truck that used to be uncle dusty's truck. Well the truck has been through hell and back with it's original body being eithe smashed or rusted off for the most part. Well, nate and i have been secretly working on the ole truck. We gave it a quick makeover bringing it back closer to former glory with a few little changes. We are going to surprise dusty with the bright yellow truck today when he gets to camp chickenbuck. We drove it out to camp last night with the paint basically still wet. grin

We went yellow with a white roof and white wheels like dusty used to have it. But i sprayed the whole truck with matte clear and we put a Skane designed chickenbuck logo on the doors. I lightly distressed the logos to make them look older and the matte clear keeps the glare down and it will survive the brush and snowbank scratches without showing so bad.

I've waited to post this, making sure dusty is on the road heading this way before i post. That way i know the suprise wont be ruined. It will be fun to see his reaction. I'll post more detail on the truck's history and project details next week when I'm back home.

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#7081809 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: northern_dave]
goalie Offline
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Registered: 08/27/06
Posts: 3179
Loc: Minnesota
SWEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!

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#7081814 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: northern_dave]
northern_dave Offline
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Registered: 09/29/04
Posts: 32552
Loc: Minnesota
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#7082035 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: northern_dave]
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Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 2339
Loc: Northwest Missouri
Cool stuff
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#7082082 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: 7mmMato]
northern_dave Offline
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Registered: 09/29/04
Posts: 32552
Loc: Minnesota
Dusty should get to the cabin between 3:45 and 4PMthe (guessing). I'll get out of the stand early tonight so i can see him when he pulls into the cabin yard where the truck is parked.

Gonna be a fun night.

grin
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#7082126 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: northern_dave]
Topgunbill Offline
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Registered: 08/18/05
Posts: 199
Loc: Northwest Pennsylvania
Nice job

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#7082199 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: tzone]
Capt_Kirk Offline
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Registered: 05/14/10
Posts: 46
Loc: Northern MN
Hunters that do not hunt where the wolves roam unchecked will never know the devastation they can cause! It is unreal. I have hunted the same area since I was 13 (1983). The family has hunted here since 1936. And it has gotten so bad that we can't even find droppings ! For 40 years this was one of the best places to hunt deer in Minnesota!!
I don't want to find A new area since we have a wonderful deer shack. I guess all I can do is live in the past !
Kirk
Any one else with this horrible problem??

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#7082211 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Capt_Kirk]
BrentD Offline
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Registered: 09/20/02
Posts: 11730
Loc: MN, WI, IL, MI, KS, GA, AZ, IA
Might not be wolves. Might not.

Just spent a couple of hours with Carter Niemeyer today.
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#7082243 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: BrentD]
Capt_Kirk Offline
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Registered: 05/14/10
Posts: 46
Loc: Northern MN
Believe me! It's is wolves!
I am a trapper and spend 100's of hours of in the woods here. They are so bad here it would make your head spin.

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#7082255 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Capt_Kirk]
BrentD Offline
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Registered: 09/20/02
Posts: 11730
Loc: MN, WI, IL, MI, KS, GA, AZ, IA
Carter is a trapper too.

If there are no deer there, what are the wolves eating?
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#7082285 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: BrentD]
Colorado1135 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/08
Posts: 11198
Loc: SW, SD
and here we go!

wolves = bad

if we could somehow resurrect the indigenous species that used to inhabit these areas, then we would be ok. instead we imported a larger variety and must reap what we sow.

sorry to hear about the wolf problem, maybe some mountain lions would help? we can spare some!
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#7082297 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Colorado1135]
BrentD Offline
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Registered: 09/20/02
Posts: 11730
Loc: MN, WI, IL, MI, KS, GA, AZ, IA
Originally Posted By: Colorado1135
and here we go!


Not here. Just asking for some simple logic answer.
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#7082357 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: northern_dave]
New_2_99s Offline
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Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 17490
Loc: Huntn/Fishn Heaven-NW Ontario
Originally Posted By: northern_dave
Hello everybody. I'm out at camp tending to the cooking stove. Fixing some brunch.

I've got a little secret i've been keeping under my hat.

Many of you know i have this old plow truck that used to be uncle dusty's truck. Well the truck has been through hell and back with it's original body being eithe smashed or rusted off for the most part. Well, nate and i have been secretly working on the ole truck. We gave it a quick makeover bringing it back closer to former glory with a few little changes. We are going to surprise dusty with the bright yellow truck today when he gets to camp chickenbuck. We drove it out to camp last night with the paint basically still wet. grin

We went yellow with a white roof and white wheels like dusty used to have it. But i sprayed the whole truck with matte clear and we put a Skane designed chickenbuck logo on the doors. I lightly distressed the logos to make them look older and the matte clear keeps the glare down and it will survive the brush and snowbank scratches without showing so bad.

I've waited to post this, making sure dusty is on the road heading this way before i post. That way i know the suprise wont be ruined. It will be fun to see his reaction. I'll post more detail on the truck's history and project details next week when I'm back home.



smile smirk wink

Dave, you da MAN !!

Paul.
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#7082761 - 11/17/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: BrentD]
fluffy Offline
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Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 8095
Loc: dakota county,mn
Originally Posted By: BrentD
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If there are no deer there, what are the wolves eating?


the one I got had been eating wabbits grin
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