Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Eastern Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Posts
    23

    Default New from the UP of Michigan

    Just thought I would say hello from the eastern UP of Michigan. 2' of snow and 15F right now. I am originally from northern Indiana. Got to go west in 2015 for the first time. Once I got west of the Missouri River in South Dakota, I don't think I slept more than 5 hrs a night because I didn't want to miss anything. My elk bull is still in Idaho, stupid tree branch anyway. Here is my whitetail from northern Indiana last year. This looks like a great place to learn.

    Planning on visiting Wyoming this fall to go mule deer hunting. I have only got one mule deer doe in Gillette, WY, but it was at 75 mph with a truck.

    Thanks.

    JeremyName:  2015 Indiana whitetail.jpg
Views: 94
Size:  240.4 KB

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    South East Colorado
    Posts
    6,092

    Default

    Welcome!
    I'm an addict...archery, rifles, handguns, hunting, fishing, fly fishing..and I don't want rehab

    CWEH...Colorado's Worst Elk Hunter 2007-2016 (but I'm still damned sexy)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    1,183

    Default

    That's a dandy Hoosier buck. I really like the UP for summer camping, I wouldn't want to trade the deer hunting though.

    Welcome to the forum, and good luck planning your hunts..

  4. #4

    Default

    Welcome! Is that a double throat patch on that buck?

  5. #5

    Default

    Welcome! Any good grouse spots up in UP?

  6. #6

    Default

    Welcome aboard!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    U.P. of Michigan
    Posts
    1,106

    Default

    Welcome aboard from the south central part of the U.P.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Northwoods Wisconsin
    Posts
    107

    Default

    Nice buck. What town are you from in the UP? I do a lot of camping and fishing around Naubinway and Newberry

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Eastern Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Posts
    23

    Default

    We farm between Brimley and Rudyard. We have sharp-tailed and ruffed grouse (partridge) on our farm. We actually open our farm up to public sharp tail hunting through the DNR. I have yet to see a buck while hunting up here. Have seen a couple of wolves. Been a great change in scenery compared to the farm fields of Indiana. Can't beat the north woods once it gets in your blood. The Indiana deer does have a double throat patch. Probably should of had him mounted, but no funds after going to Idaho.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Newhartford Iowa
    Posts
    1,596

    Default

    Welcome from Iowa

  11. #11

    Default

    Welcome! I went to college in the Soo. Have you seen any pheasants yet up there? My friend found a couple pheasants out that way. Try still hunting for deer; lots of real estate out there and super low densities.

  12. #12

    Default

    welcome and nice buck!

  13. #13

    Default

    Welcome. There are a few other Yoopers on here as well.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Bitterroot Valley, MT
    Posts
    463

    Default

    You should have made your handle "Yooper". Have you seen Escanaba in da Moonlight? Is that really how yall are over there?
    "There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm." ~TR

    "He was a mighty hunter before the Lord." ~Genesis 10:9

  15. #15

    Default

    Welcome to hunttalk, more than one Yoop around the site!

  16. #16

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Flatrock View Post
    Welcome. There are a few other Yoopers on here as well.
    Hate to get all technical, but true Yoopers were born in Yooperland

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    U.P. of Michigan
    Posts
    1,106

    Default

    "Yooper" is an actual word recognized in dictionaries. Was added not many years ago. The person responsible for Yooper being recognized has quite the story on how it came about. Basically wrote letters to merriam-webster for 10 plus years, under a made up name, on Yooper heritage, traditions, etc. Guess they finally had enough and decided to add it.

  18. Default

    Welcome from a true Yooper. Glad the northwood bug got ahold of you. Finding deer up there is hard but the reward at the end is well worth it. It is all what you put into and what you want out of it. I hunt to be with family and put food on our table. But glad to see another person from the the Great Lake state.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Eastern Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Posts
    23

    Default

    All I can say, yooper or not, its a great place to live.
    Almost anyone can shoot an elk at 30 yards with a rifle, but it takes a marksman to hit a 2" branch at 30 yards to allow the 6x6 bull to get bigger for next year. My consolation prize was my personal unicorn, Winchester M70 in .257 Roberts. Never let your wife know you went to a gun shop on a hunting trip.

  20. #20

    Default

    True Dat! The walleye fishing on the river ain't bad either

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •