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    in reply to: .450 Bushmaster? #1563066

    Quote by: maxx

    Do a little google fuing. Michigan changed the laws a few years back similar to what Iowa just did. A guy started to have a custom gun built around this cartridge and then he ended up getting ruger to make a bolt gun around it. They have had some good success with it.

    I think they are shooting a Hornady 300 Grain SST out of it. I think it would be a cool caliber to shoot a deer with.

    Yeah, thats about the only video I could find before I posted the thread. I ended up buying it. I took my 2-7 nikon scope off my 20ga. and mounted it on the .450BM for now until I buy some good glass to put on it. I’ll post my results this weekend after some range testing. I picked up some Hornady Black ammo. It’s a 250gr FTX bullet. It’s all the store had. I see Remington makes an accutip in .450BM as well. I’ll eventually test that ammo too.

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    in reply to: Scout Scopes #1564536

    Are you driving deer with it or just stand sitting? If you are driving deer, I have looked into a reflex sight for my lever gun. I think it’d be a quick shooting, easy to acquire target rig for driving deer. Not sure how they hold up to winter conditions but you wouldnt have to worry about scope bite that way. I cant speak for the scopes you mentioned but thought I’d offer a different point of view. I know someone who uses a reciever mounted 2-7 scope on a 45-70 to hunt bears in Canada and that thing is unbearablely heavy to hold/ carry, not to mention I’ve never seen someone flinch so bad while shooting a gun 😆

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    I grew up hunting private land that also joined this public ground on 2 different sides of the park. I had a lot of success bowhunting it. There is a ton of pressure here but it is a large area. The big deer are educated but can be killed. I think late muzzleloader would be really tough here. The 2 gun seasons before it gets unreal constant pressure. Not saying it cant be done, but if I did I’d hunt the fringes of the public that join the private where they are coming to the public to food that is not visible from the road.. If possible. This can be tough because the snow would make it difficult to get way back to where the private/public meet. I would say youd have a better chance of finding a funnel/ridgetop to thick nasty brush on opening morning of 1st season shotgun. sit behind a sizeable tree and bring some body armor……lots of bullets will be flying. That’s part of the reason I dont hunt there. It’s a lot safer hunting my private.

    Figure out how the hunters access the land here and use their movement to position yourself so they push deer to you. You can kill big deer here. Some of the biggest daylight buck pics I have, have came from here in a very overlooked spot not far off the road. Good luck to ya

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    I grew up hunting private land that also joined this public ground on 2 different sides of the park. I had a lot of success bowhunting it. There is a ton of pressure here but it is a large area. The big deer are educated but can be killed. I think late muzzleloader would be really tough here. The 2 gun seasons before it gets unreal constant pressure. Not saying it cant be done, but if I did I’d hunt the fringes of the public that join the private where they are coming to the public to food that is not visible from the road.. If possible. This can be tough because the snow would make it difficult to get way back to where the private/public meet. I would say youd have a better chance of finding a funnel/ridgetop to thick nasty brush on opening morning of 1st season shotgun. sit behind a sizeable tree and bring some body armor……lots of bullets will be flying. That’s part of the reason I dont hunt there. It’s a lot safer hunting my private.

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    Quote by: mhock

    IMO the deer are not noticing your cameras. I have never had deer seem bothered by my cameras, but that’s my experience only. Then again, I only have 4! Just kidding. But seriously if you have 14 cameras out you have to be walking most of the property checking them unless theyare all posted on the fringes. That is where I would put your cameras as to keep out of the timber as long as I could. Not knowing the exact terrain, I would suggest hunting the fringes early season where you can see the ag fields. Maybe you can get zeroed in on where the bucks are coming in and out to feed, then you could either move your stand as needed IMO a dozon stands are gonna drawmore attention than a dozon cameras. I would hang and bang as I read the target deer’s movement.

    Good luck!

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    I am hunting just the fringes. Thats why im so frustrated! Somehow or some reason they are avoiding my cams. I know they are there and have seen the sign to prove it. I might try to adjust trail cam locations slighty as well or put them higher. Some of my older ones do have that stupid red light when they take a picture. I do have a fair number of stands I put up in the spring though. I might sit in them this fall, I might not. If I dont hunt them or they dont work I usually take them down early spring. My cams are relatively close to those stands. Maybe thats the problem?

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    A minimalist with 14 cams….

    And here I thought a minimalist only carried a stick bow and one arrow.

    Never said I’m a minimalist with the amount of tools/gear I have. I have more than needed of that. I’m a minimalist with what I carry in when I go bowhunting. Maybe I’m missing the obvious but not sure how this has anything to do with the question I asked.

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    Quote by: twdenney

    Exactly….I have one cam that I hardly use and hundreds of acres to hunt and still kill quality deer. Find bedding areas find current feeding areas and hunt a funnel in between. Easypeasy.

    These deer are pressured enough that they won’t use the obvious funnels. I don’t have a problem killing deer. Especially average 3yr olds. I’m trying to kill one of those 5+ year old warriors. The problem I’m having is that I’m hunting less and less every year and still seeing less deer. I’m believing that they figured out what my cameras are and that they are being hunted. I’m using my cameras differently than most. I’m trying to figure out the preferred routes across the farm so I don’t need to use cameras all over. My properties are ones with no fall bedding. Bucks from neighbors properties cruise through here to get to other blocks of timber. So I see 12 bucks every November that I’ll only probably only get 1 maybe 2 pics of ever.

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    Quote by: mhock

    14 cameras on 2 properties is minimalistic????
    How large are the properties? 😯

    About 350-400 acres. Lots of different terrain changes so they come and leave the properties a lot of different ways

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    I’m looking at it as saving a lot of money in batteries and giving the deer less of a chance to figure out what that thing on the tree is and that they’re being hunted. Hang them during the “lull” when they are less active and have them out when they are busy with chasing

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    I love my fenwick hmx and pfleuger president combos so much I have 3!

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    thanks guys, I’ll have to give it a shot when its not raining outside.

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    in reply to: Lake Oelwein #1566230

    Fished it all the time when I lived there. Lots of small gills and bass. Good amount of carp as well. There are crappies to be caught but more difficult to catch. I have caught 13inchers there but not many. I have however, caught 3 bass that were 5lbs. All caught on a small white crappie twister tail on a pink 1/16oz jig. Those 5lbers were a blast on an ultralight with 4lb test. Fish the stretch above the dam on both sides of the lake. there is a deeper channel there . Thats where the sizable fish hangout. All the sizeable fish i have caught there were caught on cloudy, windy afternoons. Never have I done well out of a boat there.

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    Depends on the areas you hunt. I actually can do fairly decent early season in the morning on a couple properties I hunt. Last year, 2 mornings in a row, I saw the same buck, which happened to be the biggest ive been within 45yds of. I just wasnt comfortable with a 40yd shot in the tall crp. I can sneak into the properties with a lot of standing corn real easy in the mornings where I hunt. Any short crops I avoid in the morning early season. Basically I’d avoid the most popular feeding field in the morning and set up off the field in the woods or fencelines to ambush them going back to bed. If you have a property that sets up well for that, go for it, just limit the amount of trips you make to not educate deer.

    Biggest thing is use your trail cam intel! If you arent getting pics in the morning now, dont go out.

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    It’s real popular with the “prepper/shtf” community. I suppose it keeps more moisture out and gives the ammo a longer shelf life if you stockpile 10’s of thousands of rounds that you cant/ wont use up within a couple years. I thought of taking those miniature Gatorade bottles or powerade bottles (20oz), stuffing 22lr in there, and taping off the cap. Then put them in my 50cal ammo cans. Supposedly you can fit 500-550 rounds in a 16 ounce bottle according to some forum posts ive came across. Seems less awkward to stash bottles of ammo rather than those vacuum sealed packages. Plus the bottles are reusable. Open, dump ammo out, put lid on, and tape shut. Done.

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    in reply to: Mono or Braid #1582646

    I too was asking myself the same question a while back. Found several articles like the one in the link below that got me thinking. Worth a read. FYI I now have 1 rod with braid and 1 with mono 😉

    https://www.catfishedge.com/spool-braided-fishing-line/

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