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Postby doubletheshovel » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:14 pm

Sorry but have to post this Congrats to NDSU BIson for beating Oklahoma in over time last night. If you are a Bison fan or Alum be proud and Go Bison
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Postby dfrauenkron » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:10 pm

Duke lost it's a good day no matter who you cheer for. The Bison game was fun to watch, and I'm all about the underdogs, GO BISON


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Postby hillbilly.. » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:25 pm

I didnt watch a single football game last year and that includes the super bowl.
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Postby goldfish » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:47 am

Sportsball! Woo!

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Postby beretta24 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:23 am

Good morning fellas...

Thinking about introducing the pup to some crows tomorrow night.
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Postby MinnesotaDan » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:22 am

You should! Crows are one of my favorite animals to shoot.
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Postby dfrauenkron » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:30 am

60 on Sunday, thinking time to pull the boat out all though I'm sure it's still 2-3 weeks from putting it in the water. Can never be to prepared haha
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Postby hillbilly.. » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:44 pm

So how many people you gotin youboat for the big 30
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Postby Gunnysway » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:55 pm

beretta24 wrote:Good morning fellas...

Thinking about introducing the pup to some crows tomorrow night.




Make sure they are good and dead before the pup gets to 'em... They can be some mean biting sons 'O bitches when shot. If the dog is not expecting it, it may not go over very well. Wouldn't want you to take a step back in the training process, but you will know your pup better than I, and can figure out if it can handle a biting crow and not be detoured from picking up other types of fowl. I would do a search on it. I have read many horror stories of a crow pecking a dogs eye on a retrieve, and have seen first hand, a shot crow trying to take my buddies dog Ace's lip off his face. Ace is one tough SOB, as I just got bit by my wife's parakeet, and that hurt like HELL... blood and 'erythin... :lol3:
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Postby kbooger » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:13 pm

dfrauenkron wrote:60 on Sunday, thinking time to pull the boat out all though I'm sure it's still 2-3 weeks from putting it in the water. Can never be to prepared haha

At this rate ice out will be sometime in June. :crying:
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Postby dfrauenkron » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 pm

hillbilly.. wrote:So how many people you gotin youboat for the big 30

Haven't decided if I'm shooting for sure. I'm gonna volunteer to help if I don't shoot. I went to one tournament last year just to see what it's all about and let's just say my little weekend boat ain't nothing compared to what some of them guys run. I was amazed at the rigs. I thought I had a nice setup ha was I wrong. Mine works great in low current and no wind, but much wind or current it's gonna be a long night. Need a bigger troller. But until I win the lottery or find a sponsor to pay me to bowfish and shoot ducks guess it will do. This tournament should draw a ton of boats so I wanna go check em out and lend a hand if needed only about an hour from home.


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Postby dfrauenkron » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:29 pm

kbooger wrote:At this rate ice out will be sometime in June. :crying:

No doubt. This year the DNR finally opened up bowfishing year round for the most part with certain restrictions, and I was all excited. Last year most the spawn action was last weekend in April and season was closed. Ha this year it isn't gonna matter be middle a May before the carp spawn if not later. And that's if they survived the winter!


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Postby kbooger » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:46 pm

http://www.startribune.com/sports/outdo ... 24781.html

Lot of fish kill happening, wonder if it will help waterfowl hunting...
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Postby hillbilly.. » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:11 pm

Big thing is a bigger troller. I had a 74 on my little 14' that thing hauled ass lol. Im wanting to get a 101. And ive competed with more experincrd guys and better boats. We came in second with 75 fish. And we spent alot of down ttime we managed to dump our troller battery in the drink and had to go swimming and then 1 guy keep getting his line wraped in the troller.
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Postby dfrauenkron » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:19 pm

Ya I wanted to stay with 12v to keep the weight down. Once I started shootin more I was running 2 batteries in parallel anyways so I shoulda went bigger right away no doubt, easy to say now. Will see how the spring goes, tourney is first weekend in June or so. If we are on lots of fish leading up to it I'm sure I'll give it a go.


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Postby goldfish » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:06 pm

Hope your day is going better than mine
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Postby xrated » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:14 pm

You guys and your bow fishing, just making me want to go spearing!
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Postby dfrauenkron » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:24 pm

People ask why I bowfish......my response is cause duck season is only 60 days a year.
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Postby MinnesotaDan » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:29 pm

I just love killin carp. I don't care how it's done. I have the spear and the bow. Love puttin the hurt on some carp. Small creeks I favor the spear but bigger water I like using a bow.

What are the new bowfishing regs?
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Postby dfrauenkron » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:07 pm

http://m.startribune.com/?id=209278931
They are also in the 2014 Regs book page 67. You can shoot year round basically in some locations. Have to be in a boat and on certain waters during "early season" Regular season opens last weekend in April instead of May. And can shoot under power of gas motor now, but still have the decibel restriction.


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Postby xrated » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:24 pm

Rant on

So the DNR "Knows" we would kill to many other ducks and won't give us a Fed approved teal season.


Yet they will shut down night fishing and threaten catch and release only on Mille Lacs and proceed to say that tribal netting has "no" negative affects on the walleye population.

Who do they work for again?
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Postby beretta24 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:53 pm

xrated wrote:Rant on

So the DNR "Knows" we would kill to many other ducks and won't give us a Fed approved teal season.


Yet they will shut down night fishing and threaten catch and release only on Mille Lacs and proceed to say that tribal netting has "no" negative affects on the walleye population.

Who do they work for again?

Do you really think netting, which has been going on for decades, is the critical issue? I agree it has some impact, but I have seen zero studies that say they take an amount even close to the rest of us. Granted, I have feelings about them being able to net at all, but I don't think they are the main problem with regards to changes in walleye population.
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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:20 pm

beretta24 wrote:
xrated wrote:Rant on

So the DNR "Knows" we would kill to many other ducks and won't give us a Fed approved teal season.


Yet they will shut down night fishing and threaten catch and release only on Mille Lacs and proceed to say that tribal netting has "no" negative affects on the walleye population.

Who do they work for again?

Do you really think netting, which has been going on for decades, is the critical issue? I agree it has some impact, but I have seen zero studies that say they take an amount even close to the rest of us. Granted, I have feelings about them being able to net at all, but I don't think they are the main problem with regards to changes in walleye population.


No I don't place blame 100% on the tribes...but the report I heard on MPR had the DNR saying it had no affect. If you are going to pretend to be serious about an issue, then by God call a spade a spade and don't tell me that taking fish that are going into spawn isn't affecting a population. Have the balls and shut the whole damn fishery for walleyes down until you figure out what is going on, or require circle hooks and release. If you want walleyes then liberalize the pike and small mouth fishing. Don't do this pansy assed, feel good, we are doing something but not really crap.

Just bugs me that the DNR treats the tribes like grandmas crystal vase.

In case you can't tell I have some serious issues with tribal netting.
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Postby MinnesotaDan » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:31 pm

I believe they have liberalized the pike and smallmouth fishing. I think I saw on twitter the pike limit is going to be 10 or something, or maybe I'm taking crazy pills.
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Postby xrated » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:41 pm

MinnesotaDan wrote:I believe they have liberalized the pike and smallmouth fishing. I think I saw on twitter the pike limit is going to be 10 or something, or maybe I'm taking crazy pills.


Could be, the report I heard did mention that.

OK I retract part of my rant, it seems the DNR did liberalize those limits due to the fish being at record highs....


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