Friday, February 24, 2012

MN Deer Classic

The Minnesota Deer Classic is coming up March 9, 10, 11.  Mark your calendars & help make this event a success.  It's the 30th anniversary, which is all the more reason to attend.  There is a drawing for a valuable wildlife print.  There are 250 booths & over 600 contest entry's, so there are lots of racks, skulls, mounts, and sheds to admire.

Family night is Friday 3-9, which includes early door prizes & entry discounts. 

There is a coupon available for $2.00 off for entry fees for Saturday & Sunday.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


My son found this "BIG BUCKS" video on YOUTUBE.  It made me laugh, some of the lyrics are so cute.  A few things, only a hunter would get.  Listen close, or several times to catch it all!


Shad-Rapp's Unlucky Buck

I had to take a close look at this band.  Their website list the music available for sale & shares information on the group formation &  its individuals.  Really, what would hunting season be without musical comedy to entertain us on the drive up north? 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Search

We've been out enjoying nature.
The search is still on for the elusive antlers.

There is plenty of deer sign.  I find this entertaining in itself!

There are a lot of things to be discovered in the woods. 
Like this unfortunate fox.

I've seen a fair number of tattered bee hives this year.

I counted four bird kill sights in two days (3 grouse, one pheasant).
  The predators are awful busy these days!

I never tire of flushing bird either.  Although, they do occasionally startle me.

Antlers are fun to find, but I consider them just a bonus.
Good luck out there!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Shed Head

You may have heard the term "sled head"  but how about "shed head"? Those who have spent time hunting for antler sheds might know the addiction involved.  The feeling of "if I just look in the next clump of trees"  or "I just have a few more areas to check".  Soon one weekend turns into several months of weekends searching for the elusive antlers.

I've been out looking three times already.  This may or may not ultimately contribute to my overall success.  Some say, if you look too soon you might spook the buck into another area.  I saw an antlered deer February 1st, so my odds of any finds currently are marginal.  But when you can't stand the waiting period, curiosity might get the better of you.

To fuel the fire, visit Go Shed Hunting.  This is a great place to get a good idea of what's being found.  Beware, you might leave the blog with a moderate case of jealousy!

With no snow this year, it's been easy walking & nothing is buried!  I enjoy getting out.  Here is some of the sights in the woods.

If you want more information on sheds, visit these blogs.

Big Game Hunt

Friday, February 3, 2012


Bowtech Insanity CPX

We now have a 2012 Insanity CPX bow on the shelf!  It's getting a lot of attention & folks are impressed with how quiet it is!  $949.00 will get you the very best bow that Bowtech makes!  It shoots up to 355 fps, which is just absurd!

Stop by our booth at Northridge Archery Range or call Jason & set up an appointment.
(320)279-0625    You'll never know if you like it, unless you try it out!

Northridge Archery Range