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Title: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: The Gopher on August 16, 2016, 10:00:00 AM
This is a thread to plan the 2017 bunny hunt. We talked about waiting till after the holidays and  the season closes on February 28th, so that probably puts us somewhere between mid-January and the end of the season. As it gets closer we can dial in the date.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on August 22, 2016, 11:24:00 AM
Looking forward to making this happen.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on September 02, 2016, 12:48:00 AM
We will be having it in Owatonna.  John has lined up some property for us.  

Maybe Jer will get the Winnebago out and the northern boys can road trip it south.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on October 25, 2016, 11:50:00 PM
John has a weekend date picked but I can't remember when it is.  I will try to get ahold of him soon.  Chad
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on November 06, 2016, 09:34:00 PM
Will a bunny hunt January 27,28 and 29 work for a bunny hunt in Owatonna?
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: The Gopher on November 07, 2016, 11:45:00 AM
Probably not so well for me, it's my sons birthday on the 28th.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on November 07, 2016, 10:51:00 PM
Bring him hunting on his birthday.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: The Gopher on November 18, 2016, 02:25:00 PM
I've thought about it, but I can't take one boy hunting and not the other, and that is a total dynamic shift for me hunting with them as opposed to just me and the guys. I'm taking them rabbit hunting soon just us anyway.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: tod becker on November 21, 2016, 04:34:00 PM
Well bring them both.  I can keep an eye on one.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on December 19, 2016, 07:21:00 AM
This weekend is starting to look like it won't work for me.  My dad has an appt. at Mayo all that week.  I will have to go with him for some/all of the week .    

Colin had ACL surgery on his knee this Fall and can't  be in the woods this Winter.

Is their another weekend that works?
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: The Gopher on December 29, 2016, 02:57:00 PM
OK lets see if we can get some traction on a date. the last weekend in feb doesn't work for me and the last weekend in jan doesn't work for chad. but i'll still list them. If you're planning on coming, just copy the dates below and add your name to the dates that WORK. after a couple of weeks, we can look at what dates have the most names on them. Chad, can you follow up with the guys that aren't on Trad Gang?

Weekends of:
Jan. 14: Dan L
Jan. 21: Dan L
Jan. 28:
Feb. 4: Dan L
Feb. 11: Dan L
Feb. 18: Dan L
Feb. 25:
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on January 02, 2017, 07:39:00 PM
I sent a text to Matt and Jeramy
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on January 15, 2017, 08:41:00 PM
Jeremy just broke his hand.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: The Gopher on January 16, 2017, 08:54:00 AM
oh man, that sucks. I just saw a video of a gal who does a handstand and shoots a bow over her head with her feet, think Jeremy can do that?
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: tod becker on January 24, 2017, 01:16:00 PM
I'd be around the 4th and 11th.
I guess if this is going to happen we would have to decide pretty soon.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: The Gopher on January 26, 2017, 01:26:00 PM
yeah, there is so little activity, it might not happen.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on January 29, 2017, 11:49:00 PM
I'll talk to John and see if we can't get something going.  Things are slowing down for me now.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Bucksnort101 on January 30, 2017, 12:52:00 PM
Been holding off on committing to this hunt. Been battling on-going knee and ankle issues all winter (what's new) so doesn't look like I'll make it. If you set a date I'll see how things feel and maybe make it down for a day.  
Bring a sled in case you have to drag me out.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: tod becker on January 31, 2017, 06:07:00 PM
The last Saturday I will be around will be the 11th.  I could host it if needed on that date if John can't work it out for a different day.  even the 11th would be kind of short notice for most.  We could sleep at my wood shop on Friday and Saturday night if needed. there are some wild life areas near by that I could check for rabbit populations.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on January 31, 2017, 08:33:00 PM
John is unavailable the 4th but  the 11th will work.  Let's plan on the weekend of the 11th and 12th.  Johns place is in Owatonna and here is his number if you want to call him.  507 676 4229.   I won't be able to make it until  Saturday afternoon but John has a place for us to camp in his heated garage.  In the evening we may be able to go to the indoor archery range and shoot.
We may even be able to stay in the range house where there is a bathroom and kitchen.  He will check on it.  Chad
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: tod becker on February 01, 2017, 05:09:00 PM
Sounds good. I can bring chili for Saturday night. I also may bring some stuff to sell. I bought some archery equipment from the 60s. I now have 3 extra fletching jigs and an arrow straightener.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on February 05, 2017, 02:06:00 PM
We will meet at Perkins in Owatonna at 9:00 on Saturday.  It is on Hwy 35.  It is on the second exit south of  Cabelas about two miles.

We will camp out in Johns heated garage.  Bring own cot or pad to sleep on.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Bucksnort101 on February 06, 2017, 11:18:00 AM
I may still make this, depends on if I get my vehicle back from the body shop by then.  Someone at work decided they wanted to park in the same spot my vehicle was already occupying late last week.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: The Gopher on February 06, 2017, 12:40:00 PM
Damn, I am assistant basketball coach this year and a few weeks ago the head coach said he would be gone this weekend and if I would be there this weekend. Of course I said yes since nothing was planned yet, and here I am, having to decline the rabbit hunt  :(  The game won't get done till about 1:30 on Saturday.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on February 07, 2017, 07:40:00 AM
My daughter has a weight king competition in Little Falls at 9:00 on Saturday.  Should be done about 11:00.  Jacob and I will be down to  Johns about 2:00.   I'll  meet you guys in the field.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on February 07, 2017, 10:30:00 PM
Weight lifting, that is......
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: tod becker on February 08, 2017, 11:25:00 AM
Ok, I will be at Perkins eating hash browns at 8:30.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Holm-Made on February 09, 2017, 05:59:00 PM
I'm not sure how many people are staying overnight but Tod is bringing  Chili.  We can figure out breakfast in the morning.  Eat out or pick up something at the grocery store Sat. Night.
Jacob and I are looking forward to it.
How much snow is on the ground?
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: tod becker on February 10, 2017, 11:46:00 AM
None and we don't have white rabbits down here.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: Bucksnort101 on February 10, 2017, 02:19:00 PM
Not gonna make it. Be sure to post picks of all the wabbits you get.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: tod becker on February 13, 2017, 04:35:00 PM
Bunny recap.  Only one rabbit and a opossum were taken during our hunt.  It seemed like the coyote had really thinned them down.  But fun was had by all and we found three sheds. We will try again next year.
Title: Re: 2017 Bunny Hunt
Post by: The Gopher on February 14, 2017, 02:12:00 PM
glad you had a good time, sorry I missed it, but it just wasn't going to happen last weekend, aside from basketball, family stuff took over last weekend. I was able to take the boys out a few weeks ago. got a couple shots, but nothing for the pot.

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