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  • Avatare.fork-walleye
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    I think you’ve got it covered pretty well with taking off Nov. 6-16. You should have see plenty of action.

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    Does anyone know when the DNR makes their decision on whether to keep the anterless season for this year or not?

    I believe July 10th

    Thank you DGorman

    Avatare.fork-walleye
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    Does anyone know when the DNR makes their decision on whether to keep the anterless season for this year or not?

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    The discussion is about deer numbers and shooting deer by size/age only refers to bucks. Does are are what control the deer numbers so that won’t work as far as the population goes. Now if you’re looking for more quality mature bucks then absolutely shooting bucks by size and age would help. The downfall with that is once you’ve shot the deer it’s dead and walk up to it and think it’s not old enough, it’s too late whereas fish you just throw back and they go back on their way.

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    To answer the first question, it is not too late to plant a food plot. I’ve planted beans in one of our plots on the 4th of July and the beans did fine. Lets face it we’re really not looking for 60 bushel beans to feed the deer. We’ve also planted a turnip mix the end of July/early August and the deer will hit the greens in the beginning of bow season and paw out the turnips in the late season. Now to answer the second question you’re going to need a clearing for a plot. Without sun I can’t think of anything you could put in a food plot that would grow in the shade unless they have something new out there that I don’t know about yet.

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    Yes I totally agree I’m only seeing one side. I guess what I think needs to happen is the antlerless season should stay for some counties and be eliminated for the other counties that have been hit hard. I’m not sure if they’ll be open to that or not? I think if it comes down to eliminate it completely or let it stand, i think it will stand only because as stated before agriculture is what runs this state so I believe government will side with the farmers.

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    I’ve hunted the January doe season for the last 4 years and haven’t noticed any bit of a decline in numbers so obviously I’m not at all for shutting down the antlerless season. I’ve seen all the damage to the crops of the farmers’ groud that I hunt and totally see why the farmers want more does taken. Agriculture is what runs this state so I believe the farmers are going to have the upper hand in this situation.

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    I haven’t ran back lines for about 3 years but when I did I used 80lb braided line. I know it was probably overkill, but I never had a broken line. I also didn’t use sinkers.

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    I don’t think they’ll completely cut the doe rifle season. They may reduce the amount of tags that the landowner gets but won’t eliminate it completely. I’ve hunted that season for the last 4 years and have not seen a decrease in the deer numbers there (Lucas,Wayne). I’m not saying that other counties weren’t hit harder, and the ones that were probably won’t get as many depredation tags.

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    in reply to: Chainsaw #1640557

    I agree with Asgrow. Getting a chainsaw for occasional use I’d stick to something cheaper. I have a Stihl for cutting my firewoood and have no complaints. It’s dependable and cuts fast. I don’t have any experience with a Husky, but I’m sure they sell a good saw too.

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    in reply to: trotlines #1643285

    U bet anytime. I believe they’ll also spawn around the end of May/beginning of June in backwater areas. The creeks should really produce then. I’ve ran lines in the main river too during the end of May/beginning of June and did very well there too.

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    in reply to: trotlines #1643299

    I’d say it’ll be another month or so before they really get into the creeks especially with the creeks being fairly low. If we get some rain and they rise it might be sooner that. You may get a few before then but the majority I think will be there in a month.

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    in reply to: Walleye Reel? #1645937

    I’m not sure what the price you are willing to spend but I do know you can spend a small fortune on a reel. I fish mostly the river from the bank so I do not spend a lot of money on a reel just because of the good chance of sand and mud getting in it. I have always used a Shimano 2500 RE I think is what they are. They are usually about $30 and have the drag on the back which in my opinion is easier to get to rather than on the front. It’s much easier for me to replace one of these than an expensive one.

    Avatare.fork-walleye
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the help!

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    in reply to: favorite slugs #1664216

    I like the Winchester partition golds or platinum tips. I shoot an 11-87 and those do well for me. Kinda pricey though.

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