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Longtime lurker, new user from Michigan

hp33

New Member
Joined
Jun 2, 2021
Messages
8
Location
Michigan
Hey all

Finally decided to make the plunge and get more active in the community.

Lifelong whitetail Hunter from Michigan.
Most of my time is spent chasing deer out in the Manistee national forest, so saddle life is a good fit for me.

mostly doing DRT climbing and a few private trees with steps, sitting in a Latitude Method 2 panel.
(Gotta support an awesome local product)

Here’s a picture of last years buck as a bonus.
 

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GVDocHoliday

Active Member
SH Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2014
Messages
145
Location
Manistee County, MI
Hey all

Finally decided to make the plunge and get more active in the community.

Lifelong whitetail Hunter from Michigan.
Most of my time is spent chasing deer out in the Manistee national forest, so saddle life is a good fit for me.

mostly doing DRT climbing and a few private trees with steps, sitting in a Latitude Method 2 panel.
(Gotta support an awesome local product)

Here’s a picture of last years buck as a bonus.
As a fellow MNF hunter...that buck there is a rare exception. Good job.
 

hp33

New Member
Joined
Jun 2, 2021
Messages
8
Location
Michigan
Welcome from Maine! How about letting us in on how you went about taking such a beautiful buck? Congrats.
As a fellow MNF hunter...that buck there is a rare exception. Good job.

Thanks!
Definitely rare to find a deer like this on MNF public.
It's a personal best for me and I'm very proud of it.

I would say the real key was a two week vacation from work..lol
I've got a bunch of small stuff that contributed, but the real key was just a ton of time scouting and sitting.
 

Empostarr

Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2020
Messages
65
Location
SE Michigan
Thanks!
I actually live in SE Michigan now too, but hunt over on the West side.
Still trying to find a chunk over here that I can hunt on weekdays.
Lots of good places, the state game areas can be pretty good and are all within a couple hours from the metro detroit area. I've spent quite a bit of time in Cass city and Verona SGAs. I'm moving from sterling heights to the Lapeer area soon, so I plan to explore the Lapeer SGA pretty extensively this year since it will be so close.

Theres some campgrounds around, or during the deer season you can camp as long as you have a permit filled out. I did a duck and deer hunt at the beginning of the 2020 season up in Verona.
 
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