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Re: General banter

Postby razorrt5 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:15 am

Oh interesting, yea it was living in a lake that does have water that’s a little murky, it certainly wasn’t gamey enough that I didn’t like, and it could just be the flavor of beaver [emoji2369]

Oh did have the pelt sent away to be tanned


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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:18 pm

Mike the Fox wrote:Another reason for the gamey taste may be the water the beaver was in. If he was in a stream with relatively clean water he’ll taste better than if he was in some nasty bog water that he has completely stopped up. Another factor is how long he was in the trap before you got him out of the water. Fresher is always better


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Re: General banter

Postby Mike the Fox » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:54 pm

Nobody wants an unfresh beaver!


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Postby hillbilly.. » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:25 am

Well the tail I tried wasn't good at all. Reset of the beaver I'd take over beef any day of the week. I pan fried my rat and I thought it was good. Maybe there was a bottle of wine involved
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Re: General banter

Postby WallyDuck » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:55 pm

Looking on advice on a vexilar/other brand fish finder. Haven’t ice fished in close to a decade. I will only go out maybe 2x a year, but that could increase. So I don’t want to break the bank, but want something I won’t be disappointed with in 3 years. My boy is asking me daily to go ice fishing. It’s the only thing I don’t have.


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Re: General banter

Postby hillbilly.. » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:05 pm

FL 8 or even 12
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Postby DuckSlayer5200 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:25 am

Helix 5 or 7. GPS will really be helpful.


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Postby razorrt5 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:21 pm

I’d invest in a helix7 since you could use it for open water too. I have a marcum LX7 and a the older version of the marcum m3 and like them, the marcum mx7 looks awesome too and could be used for open water

Whatever you purchase I’d make sure it has an adjustable zoom feature


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Re: General banter

Postby goldfish » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:24 pm

In case you haven't seen that the dnr put out a waterfowl survey:

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wildlife/wa ... input.html
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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:46 pm

Done. In favor of teal, goose increase, spinners and no more 4pm.


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Re: General banter

Postby razorrt5 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:31 pm

I also did it. Y’all getting nothing! Lol.

But serious I was big on bonus teal, open water hunting, increase goose limit, remove 4pm shooting time, use of motorized decoys for you guys.

If they pass open water hunting I’m probably gonna be hunting MN more lol


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Postby xrated » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:52 pm

Oh yep. Said yes please for open water.


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Postby xrated » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:53 pm

Lord I would love a crack at early teal at sunset.

Have just the spot laying in the mud and pickerel


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Postby DuckSlayer5200 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:28 pm

Man you MN guys are locked down pretty hard. I hope you get some of those changes.

You do have us beat on access though. You guys can hunt on any public lake.

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Re: General banter

Postby razorrt5 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:35 pm

Yea there water rights laws are way better then Michigan and North Dakota


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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:04 am

Was telling my wife about this. Got me all excited.


I need to temper my hopes and dreams.



But I also now want to move up my blind build project by a couple years.


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Re: General banter

Postby kbooger » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:47 pm

xrated wrote:Done. In favor of teal, goose increase, spinners and no more 4pm.


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Same, unfortunately we're probably in the minority.
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Re: General banter

Postby butterball » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:35 pm

Took the survey. The only thing I really care about is the teal season. I'm guessing it will probably get shot down again. If the science supports a season it shouldn't even be up for debate it should be implemented. If it is found to be a detriment to the resource end it. Not really that hard of a concept. If people don't want to enjoy more days out don't but don't stop others from doing so if they so choose.
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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:00 am

Science. That’s funny.

Our DNR quit using science years ago. Much better to use emotions.


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Postby xrated » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:45 am

Well I picked a heck of a time to get into the sidearm game.



Sure looks pretty but it would be fun to make it go bang!

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Postby razorrt5 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:46 pm

Yea man, went to a cabelas in Pennsylvania to get a rifle for elk, deer hunting and it’s absolutely insane out here, I watched a cabelas employee with a huge rolling cart full of ammo literally get picked clean while he was trying to put the ammo on the shelves, he didn’t even get down 1 isle and it was all gone... while we were waiting for a gun to get a rifle for me I overheard a conversation with a lady that she was told they had 38 special ammo and drove 3 hrs to the store to get it, the employee told her they did, they had put out a full truck load of ammo at 9am and it was all gone by 9:15am, absolute insanity, I also overheard someone at the gun counter having to be told by an employee the difference between a muzzleloader and a rifle and why the 300 win mag wasn’t a muzzleloader.... feels damn near apocalyptic around here

Anyway picked up a sweet franchi 6.5 creedmoor for elk -bear-deer hunting

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Postby xrated » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:31 pm

Damn new fangled cartridge. But let us know how that Franchi is!!!


Or bring it to on your next trip to Duluth and drive an extra hour and we can send some rounds down range.


I’ve shot 15 rounds so far....did get a box of 9mm when I bought the gun, also came with a 40 barrel which I will use for bear protection with some hot hand loads. But I can’t find 40 anywhere. Paid a damn 100 bucks for 150 rounds of 9 from Rogers and now I’m feeling like I can’t even go shoot.


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Re: General banter

Postby razorrt5 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:47 pm

You can get 9mm +p rounds for bear that will probably outperform the 40 cal, assuming you have a +p barrel

Yea I’ll definitely bring it, could put some yotes down with it for sure


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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:42 pm

I dunno about the 9 +


But I have buddy who carries a 40 with some hot hand loads for bears while now hunting all season out in the mountains. When I was asking my shooting knowledgeable friends 9 wasn’t in the running. 40, 45 or 10 in auto. Which I wanted. Otherwise would have just got a good old American wheel gun with big hot loads.


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