If you believe there's only 662 wolves in this state your drinking too much kool-aid. Try around 1500 or more. The DNR and wolf advocates low ball the number so it doesn't sound so bad while blowing smoke and mirrors covering up what wolves do.Wolves require roughly 3000 lbs. of meat yearly,that could equate to roughly 25-27 deer a year. With that in mind we have a high bear population which the DNR finally admitted and issued over 3000+ tags than usual,then you have the coyote population. With… Continue
Added by Duane Fronek on December 23, 2009 at 9:09pm —
I so sick of hearing how the dnr is so bad and they're lying to us. Everyone is so caught up in the politics. Who were the people that shot all the deer? We did. Don't shoot everything that moves. Don't take 5 does off your land a year. You know you dont have to use every tag you get. It's common sense. Why would you boycott hunting? To get back at the dnr. Cmon. Sounds to me that you're not real hunters. The baiting issue, and seeing no deer. Get off your asses and get out there, put your time… Continue
Added by Brian Amstadt on December 20, 2009 at 9:57pm —
Having lived here in Louisiana less than six months now I thought it was time to try out my hunting lease for "Wood Ducks". After moving here I found a good lease to get on of about 4400 acres of mixed pines and hardwood bottoms. I was thinking acorns and deer and hog hunting. I never thought the "Wood Duck" hunting would be as good as some folks told me this lease was. I have never hunted the elusive wood duck before and was told to get a call because they don't sound like regular ducks, they… Continue
Added by Keith on December 20, 2009 at 9:04pm —
I participated by not buying a gun deer license and Boycotting this gun deer season.I did hunt two days during the archery season. I lost my back tag holder with the back tag and carcass tags in it. I spent a month trying to protect my Identity from whoever found my back tag holder. It has my Name,Address,Drivers License Number,Address, and My Physical Description on it, and My Signature. I don't qualify for any credit cards but someone else has two with my name on them, and they tried to… Continue
Added by silvergoldsmith1 on December 19, 2009 at 11:00am —
We had wind chill warnings out all weekend,-35 below.But couldn't stand seeing the moonlight go to waste.Called a friend who's just getting into calling,and I guess he's as nuts as me.We went out about 9pm.We made our first stand in an alfalfa field that runs along a nice little cedar swamp.We had a cross wind,and tucked our selves in the fence row shadows, with the swamp straight out in front of us about 450 yards.
I started the stand with a lone howl from my Red Desert mouth… Continue
Added by Duane Fronek on December 13, 2009 at 5:47pm —
Not exactly a killing spree,but a good hunt nonetheless.
I had sometime to make a couple stands this late afternoon.My first stand didn't produce so much as a tirad of screams from a red squirrel.On my second stand,it was a different story.It's a nice open old,drained out beaver pond with a tamarack/balsam swamp on the northeast side.The open area is dotted with old driftwood stumps and pussy willow brush,and marsh grass,with a narrow creek running through it.I had a SW light breeze,and… Continue
Added by Duane Fronek on December 13, 2009 at 5:45pm —
Only had time today for one stand.Decided to try the spot that I called in and killed a single male a few weeks back.That was the first time I tried that spot,and figured it was worth another shot.The wind had died down since yesterday,with a front moving in tonight.Again,I sat with my back to the north,with the wind coming from the SW.Looking out into this logged out select cut type of a ravine.
I started the stand with a high pitched lone howl,with my homemade howler.Then went… Continue
Added by Duane Fronek on December 13, 2009 at 5:42pm —
This is another story of one of my winter hunts,it's a sneaky redfox this time.
I recieved my new antler open reed call yesterday from a guy called Arky Yoter,so I had to give it a try.It sounds great.Well the nite before last I missed a coyote that came in to the syco tweety,I miss judged the distance in the fog.Anyway,last nite I decided to go out again in the moonlite,the first stand I made was behind a farm where I've taken quite a few coyotes over the years both calling and… Continue
Added by Duane Fronek on December 13, 2009 at 5:41pm —
I'm torn - there is an antlerless hunt next weekend in WI but I'm conflicted. The doe population seems to be at record lows, but on the other hand I have no meat in the freezer.
Added by Mike Kissel on December 3, 2009 at 4:37pm —