Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Out of Luck

Well I missed two weekends in a row of getting out and hunting.
I'm going through some medical treatments that have kept me from getting out.
I'm feeling better this wek so hopefully I'll get out for a while this weekend.

My Pointer Fergie did in fact have an injury. She tore her shoulder muscle.
The doc said out for at least two weeks. I might sit her out a third just to be sure.
Started 10 min walks and she is still definately limping. She'd be all for hunting though.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Another Sign That Hunting Season Is Near

Another Sign That Hunting Season Is Near
Game Fair is opening today.
Game Fair is basically an fair that has everything hunting. Dogs, lodges, guides, gun reps.
It is open Aug 11-12-13 and 18-19-20 9 am - 6 pm

I'll be working Sundays at the Minnesota Outdoor Sports booth.
We have 1000's of acres of private land available for hunting in MN and around 250,000
available nationwide. Stop by and visit. If you can't make it check out our website.

It is never too soon to start to plan your hunting season.

Friday, July 28, 2006

It's been almost 2 months since my last post as not much has been happening but....

Today Gander Mountain in Forest Lake had a huge ( 1000 + guns ) sale.
There were 2 main sources of guns. They had a store that got flooded out and some of the guns came from
there. They had also brought in a large number of closeouts and used guns from their other stores.

A buddy ended up getting a Browning Lighting Feather 16 ga that is going for close to 2k on most websites
for $1299

Might check it out Saturday am to see what remnants are there - might have to pick up a cheap squirl gun for the off season.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Just Walking

Well now that we are shut off from public land until mid July all of the exercise that the dogs get is from walking.

Saturday we walked around the lake and it took about an hour.
Sunday we went to a new are and walked for 90 minutes.

Next time I'll have to take my GPS along and figure out how far I went.

I used this a fair amount last fall with the MapSource software to save all of my hunting locations and to make sure I didn't get too lost. It is a nice small unit and worked pretty well. Decent screen. Software worked well also.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Pheasant Hunting at Cabela's

Went to Cabela's in Rogers, MN this past weekend.
Met up with a pheasant hunting buddy and his family there.
Didn't buy much but did look at a couple of new shotguns.

Bad news was delivered as they said no more sidewalk sales.
I'm pretty bummed as I had scored a lot of great deals there over
the past years.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Last Public Run Of The Season

The birds are starting to nest so we made out last run to a WMA for a workout.
We went a couple of miles outside of Fairibault, Mn and ran my English Setter, Marge and my Pointer Fergie. My buddy brought his two GSP's with also.

Ended up seeing a half dozen pheasants, 3 turkeys (the first we've ever seen there in 5+years of running dogs on this unit)

Afterwards headed over to Cabela's (Owatonna) to see if they had any deals. One of the guys said that they weren't going to have any more of the big sidewalk sales. I was bummed.