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    Best Location for an Upland Paradise

    So sometime in the next 5-10 years I could potentially have the opportunity to make a big decision. Buy a warm season only retirement residence in Northern MN with good nearby public access for fishing & Ruffed Grouse hunting opportunities. Or take a more expensive (but maybe more rewarding)...
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    Grouse Drumming Counts

    DNR is reporting a 57% increase in the drumming count for 2017. Some of the best drumming numbers over the last two decades. Happy for the pup given the spotty pheasant numbers over the previous 3-4 years. He is at his peak physically so can see us spending a lot of time in in the woods this...
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    Preserve Hunting in March?

    Anybody ever squeeze in some extra hunting time at some of the SD preserves that can remain open until 3/31? Only got to SD once this fall and would consider getting the dog another quick 2-day trip before the end of the month if the time & opportunity worked out. I'm assuming there is likely...
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    Magic Valley Public Hunting Opportunities

    Based on some pretty good reports published by the Idaho F & G I am considering coming out this season and chasing Valley Quail and maybe Huns & Chukar. Is there good public land availability west of Twin Falls and what would be the best resource to identify where any type (BLM, WMA, Access...
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    Grouse Reports

    I know pheasant season is open but I can't be the only one in MN who believes November is for pheasants and October is for grouse. Hard freeze, the leaves are coming down and the bugs are hardly a concern. Have to feel like it is primetime for the next couple of weeks. My report. Had a family...
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    TCBJ Takes a Shot at Dedicated Funding

    Link below. Obviously written to support a pre-established agenda. So much context and critical information that was conveniently left out of the piece.
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    Dust Bowl on PBS

    Ken Burns documentary on the "dirty 30's" airs Sunday & Monday night. Should be interesting and Burns usually does good work. Lots of interviews with individuals who lived through it. Maybe some good insight on what's to come in the next decade?
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    James River CREP Acreage - Anybody Else Underwhelmed?

    Just came back from a quick three-day hunt and spent a lot of time scouting out new public access options since much of my old milk run has gone under the plow. To say the cover on many of the CREP parcels is a disappointment is an understatement. Much of the "upland" acreage in the program...
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    Walleye/Musky Boat

    Work responsibilities have changed and summers are busy. After managing only two fishing trips last year and one this year I have determined it is time to sell the boat. Here are the details: 2001 Tuffy Renegade 1800C Single Console W/Red & Black Polyflake. Single Axle Tuff Trail Bunk Trailer...
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    Gun Sensitivity

    I have a 7-Month old FBECS. Good pup with a lot of potential. Joined a training group this summer in order to introduce the pup to birds. The bird introduction has gone well. Also arranged for the trainer running the group to do the gun intro. This is where things have not gone well. The pup...
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    Current General Sign-up For CRP

    Is there good demand out there for the available acres? Are we going to cap out at 32 million acres? I know it is early in the open enrollment period but curious if those of you who are part of the process or closer to the situation are hearing positive feedback. Thanks DB
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    Crp news

    May be old news for many on here but I posted this on another upland message board and had a few responses from those who were unaware and emailed the powers that be there $.02. The USDA is asking for public comments on CRP. See the link below for information from PF/QF on the comment process...