WAKE UP! 10 things you can still do for Deer hunting Season

With just a few days left until the 2016 Deer Opener we have compiled a short list of things you can still do to prepare. Sight in your rifle - If you wait until the week before the season you may have to wait in line at the shooting range. But if you’re serious about [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|All Posts, Gate 1|1 Comment

Didn’t train? Not humane!

“The time to think about where to aim when shooting a deer isn't right before you drop the hammer. The time is now…”. John Barsnee of Field and Stream makes the case that what you do before the hunt creates the situation for the humane kill. He offers some great advice on preparing on live [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|All Posts, Gate 1|1 Comment

Minnesota deer hunting season 2016 poised to be HUGE for Hunters!

According to Craig Engwall, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association the estimated whitetail deer herd is 1 million strong statewide in Minnesota. “I don’t want to over-generalize, but we’ve had a couple of mild winters and we’ve stayed conservative on the harvest,” said Adam Murkowski, big game program leader for the Department of [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|All Posts, Gate 1|1 Comment

Should we be teaching women to hunt?

The Minnesota Department of Natural resources thinks so and, frankly, so do we and much much more! Started in 1991 as an idea from Christine Thomas, Associate Dean and Professor of Resource Management at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources, as an answer to her own research premise “why more women didn't [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|All Posts, Gate 1|0 Comments

2016 MN Deer Rifle Sight in at Forest Lake Sportsmens Club

Minnesota Deer Rifle Sight in Days are upon us. This year we encourage you to come over to Gate #1 and spend some time getting your MN Deer Rifle Sighted in. Dates, times and prices are below. Dates and Times: September 24th and 25th 9:00am - 4:oopm October 1st and 2nd 9:00am - 4:oopm October [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|All Posts, Gate 1|0 Comments

How to Zero your Minnesota Deer Rifle

Deer Hunting is as traditional as any activity in Minnesota! As the air gets crisp it is time to start thinking about getting your deer rifle out an sighting it in. Here is a great article from for Guns and Ammo on how to get that done quick and cost effective. It doesn’t matter whether [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|All Posts, Gate 1|0 Comments