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Discussion in 'Out of state hunts' started by Forest Meister, Jan 5, 2018.
Alaska bush, fishing and trekking trip to the Noatak preserve in August
Back to Kansas in December....chasing whitetail in my favorite spot ...the western UP Every weekend from October until mid November!
Heading back to Nebraska this December for some cold weather second rut action with the muzzle loader!
Nice! Bring plenty of ammo!
Heading MT, CO, or WY with 'Tom the Chemist' for the first elk hunt for either of us. Doing OTC cow just to get out there while building up points all ove for down the road.
Getting together Monday to work out the details and I am psyched!
Some habitat work on my own place here in Michigan, Indiana in November and December. Hopefully Devils lake ND for perch and walleye.
Late June - fishing lake trout at Superior Shoals....somewhere in the middle of Lake Superior I am told.
In addition to MI deer I have:
Mid October - Colorado 1st season either sex elk and 2nd season mule deer
Thanksgiving week - NY Adirondack whitetails
HTC have you hunted the Adirondacks before? I’ve been thinking about switching it up with a unique whitetail hunt... lake of the woods, adirondacks, or smoky mountains.
All my life, my dad built a camp there 4 years before I was even a thought. Out of state license is 100.00 bucks which includes a buck and bear tag that run concurrent. How reasonable is that? We hunt 15,000 acres of private that is surrounded by 100 times that in state land. My camp sits at the bottom of the mountain below, as far as you can see is mostly open to the public and has little pressure. Big country though, it is not like hunting the SLP.
How does the deer hunting compare to the U.P. ?
Alberta rifle elk, and if my points carry over from when I lived there... I will draw a bull moose tag for the same unit..
Finally time to bowhunt in Iowa! Been waiting 3+ years can't wait til November!
I have been to the UP a bunch but never hunted there, so some specualtion here. The deer density per square mile is low so that is probably about the same. The terrain is either up or down.....Pine swamps, rivers, ponds and vast stetches of maple, ash, beech and cherry. If you are looking for oaks you are in the wrong place, if you are looking for granite boulders you hit the motherload. Like the UP, rough winters is the biggest factor on the deer herd. Little to no agriculture in the heart of the mountains. Opening day in the adirondacks is pretty much meaningless. Unlike the SLP there just is not the pressure and the area so vast that the deer don't change up their routines. It is a long season, it always opens the 3rd Saturday in October and runs into December. Most guys wait until the second half of November so the leaves are all down and there is some snow. The up side, bucks have a chance to grow here...and some big boys are taken off from our place every year. Like the UP, the pictures from back in the 40's and 50's are cool. 10 -15 really big bucks strapped to several old cars and everyone wearing old woolrich jackets.