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    Quote by: llewellinsetter

    Quote by: drmac22

    I have always used Tritronics and had very good success. It really comes down to what options you want and cost as they all work well.

    Tritronics was the leader for a long time. In 2011 they were acquired by Garmin and unfortunately outside of their top end GPS models most would agree that their quality has suffered. The only collar they have that fits the OP’s original requirements is the Delta Upland and it’s had more negative feedback than a Yugo/Pinto hybrid.

    Do not buy the Delta. I bought one to replace a G3 and it was terrible. I would be very cautious of Tritronics now, although to be fair my only post acquisition experience was the piece of garbage delta.

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    Quote by: mlindholm

    I have a Garmin Upland collar and it doesn’t appear that the range for the shock is nearly what it used to be. In fact, if the dog is out more than 40 yards or so, I can’t get a response at all. I have replaced the collar battery this year but have never replaced the handheld battery as it appears to be taking a holding a charge just fine. Wondering if anyone has had this issue and what you did to solve it. Collar is about three years old. Thanks in advance.

    Is it a delta? if it is they have had a lot of issues. I would got up to a pro sport.

    I bought a delta 2 years ago to replace a very old G3, it is total garbage. It was very disappointing right from the beginning and only got worse.

    I dont use a collar often enough now to justify investing in a new one though. Pro sport was not out at that time although appears to be a clone of the old G3. If it works like that one it would be great, otherwise pro 70 is not much more and used to be really good at least before Garmin bought them.

    I would not invest $1 into my delta.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    DLSR in either Nikon or Cannon will be good. Can go entry level as long as it is dslr. Check them both out somewhere, there is a feel difference between the two but practically both are similar. I went Nikon, but again that was more on feel than features.

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    Big and little jessy and jack the hoarse and good. Although tons of great options. Nothstar is smallish and has a good resort.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    If you want any help with spam in the meantime I would volunteer, I usually get online at about 6:15 for a few minutes before starting work.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    I have heard good things, although as said remember limitations. Good for bacteria, virus, and particulate, but chemical contamination is not always filtered. This can make it great for wilderness applications if you believe the water source is free of those.

    I would not have used one on my trips to some third world counties where chemical contamination is a concern. Although that varies greatly by specific destination.

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    in reply to: Temperature #1558106

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    Quote by: northwoodsbucks

    Minnesota is warming up, its 0 right now and should hit a high of 5 today. Sunday morning when we walked a mile and a half from our car to the Vikings game it was -15 with wind chill near -40. My beard was fully frosted within 2 min of getting out of the car. It was colder the day before out on the lake but less wind and my striker suit kept me toasty.

    I was at Lambeau for Vikes/Pack and at the time that was about as cold as I’d been all winter (it was Dec 23rd). It wasn’t even that bad relatively though especially for now, I think by the time we were walking back to the cars afterwards, it was approaching zero. Thought about going to Vikes Bears but hearing your weather report makes me kinda glad I didn’t.

    It wasnt bad really, as much as I disliked the idea of an indoor stadium it came in handy. We parked further out than we would have had to because my wife has a parking spot at the university. If I had been smart we would have parked at the airport and taken the light rail in to the stadium.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    in reply to: Temperature #1558129

    Minnesota is warming up, its 0 right now and should hit a high of 5 today. Sunday morning when we walked a mile and a half from our car to the Vikings game it was -15 with wind chill near -40. My beard was fully frosted within 2 min of getting out of the car. It was colder the day before out on the lake but less wind and my striker suit kept me toasty.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    Same places I recommended you go hunt deer have decent number of yotes. I am no expert at hunting them or calling but have seen plenty of them and sign out there.

    As for the gun 270 is fine. If I were buying a dedicated yote gun that would not be it, but I have used it as my main WI and MN deer rifle for years so it has been what came along for yotes as well.

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    Quote by: IaCraig

    My knowledge of black bears is mostly from reading and based on that I agree with the comments. However I still say that so far their unprotected status has not been a real factor in their not establishing a foothold in Iowa. Based on Google searches, I see where 4 have been killed in Iowa in past 20 years. (2 by cars & 2 shot – one by DNR one by farmer). Are there more that have been shot but didn’t make the news?

    Agree with you here. A law would be solving a problem that does not appear to exist.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    One correction, when I say a large bear population is safe I am specifically referring to black bear. Grizzly might be a whole different story.

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    Quote by: Stizos

    http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/accidents/4376411-bear-injures-two-people-lake-county-minn-attack 😯

    I think there are a few relevant facts in the article that actually prove how safe a large bear population is.

    “When the individual saw the bear attacking the dog, he jumped on the bear’s back, was thrown off and then bitten”

    “Black bear attacks on humans are very rare anywhere in the world, including Minnesota”

    “The DNR estimates about 12,000 to 15,000 bears in the state”

    They then go on to discuss all recent MN attacks including one in 2013, one in 2005, and one in 2003, so this was the 4th incident in 15 years. Doing some quick math on population vs attack indicate that in any given year a MN resident has a 1 in 20 million chance of being attacked by a bear. To put this in context you have a 1 in 960,000 chance of being struck by lightning.

    And if this guy had not jumped on the bears back he would not have been attacked. The fact that the bear was even awake and bothering a dog this time of year is a strong indication that something was wrong with it which is why they are sending it to the University to be examined.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    in reply to: Grizzly Attack! #1558727

    Quote by: drmac22

    Would a Judge with .410 slugs be a good choice? I never really thought about a hand gun I would want to carry in bear country. I suppose a simple .357 mag revolver would be a decent choice. I guess that is why i dont go into bear country.

    Judge also shoots 45 cold and that would be a better choice than 410 slugs I would think

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    Quote by: stick500

    what kind of bears are the ones that seem to get campers quite often?

    I remember hearing about quite a few incidents in the ’80s and ’90s when I lived in CA.

    weren’t those black bears?

    I dont know about in CA, but there are loads of bear in Northern MN and WI and also lots of campers. There is rarely ever an incident, maybe once every several years.

    Even guys who have regular close encounters while catch and release hunting with dogs basically never get hurt by a black bear.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    in reply to: Ice conditions #1558860

    We have about 6 inches of good ice near the twin cities. Saw lots of quads on forest lake. Heard a few trucks went through on white bear, but that is just stupid for another couple weeks.

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