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Good day all. Looking for a little info from some locals, if u care to help out a packer fan. As far as I understand it is legal to bow hunt during ur regular rifle season? And secondly do the back waters and islands of the mississippi get a lot of pressure from deer hunters? Thanks
Yes, legal to archery hunt during gun season. I have been told the islands get busy but have not experienced it first hand. TODDY
Ryan, Yes the islands do get hunted quite hard, at least in the area of Camp / Fort Ripley.
My dad's farm was on the other side of the river from there and there were always boats going to the islands before daylight - I presume hunting.
If you do hunt in those areas and shoot a deer that goes onto camp property - good luck.
Several years ago I shot a nice buck that swam the river into Ripley. I was not allowed to go in there, however I did go over to the gate and met with a few guardsmen - I explained exactly where it crossed (right by an area where the guards would cross the river during training exercises) so they all knew where it was. I left them my number with a promise pizza and beer for all if they found it for me. Never did hear anything back.
The islands/ bottoms do get hit with pushes from the locals, know 1 gent that is all they do and are productive. he stopped over and show me several nice bucks his clan takes about each year. Been noticing a up tick of x-gun pushes also.
Thanks for the info guys. I'll have to keep you posted.