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    Blaze Orange Time!

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    Time to rock the blaze orange when you venture out to ride Kettle and other public land that's open to hunting.

    Gun November 19 - November 27, 2011
    Muzzleloader November 28 - December 7, 2011
    Youth Deer Hunt October 8 - October 9, 2011
    Statewide Antlerless Hunt December 8 - December 11, 2011
    October Antlerless Hunt (CWD Units) October 13 - October 16, 2011
    Landowner Hunt (CWD Units) January 9 - March 31, 2012
    Holiday Hunt (CWD Units) December 24 - January 8, 2012

    S. Kettle is a CWD Unit

    Bike Sign Hunting Trophy

    I took both of these pictures right on the trails at S. Kettle...

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    I was out on Emma on Sunday morning and the shot gun blasts and dogs were all to close.

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    Isn't there a firing range close to Emma too?

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    Yup, I was out there with my daughter, did not feel very comfortable. No close calls thankfully, but heard about people getting rained on with pellets recently

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    Are the trails still open in to November?

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    You know it brosif, till the thaw in spring

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    Good thing I roll faster in blaze orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serotonin View Post
    You know it brosif, till the thaw in spring
    Really, maybe that Mukluk is in my future.
    Last edited by White & Nerdy; 10-14-2011 at 06:39 AM.

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    I don't hunt (but I do ride at Kettles). I have been told by hunters that biking signs have, and I can't remember just what it is, either a really good sense of smell or good eye sight, so you have to get really close to them in order to get a good shot off.

    A few years back I came across two hunters in full camouflage squatting down on the connector trail. I was glowing with colors but they did not seem to even notice me until I stopped and had to walk around them.

    Careful, everyone.

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    Another reason I like flying the CORP jersey while riding! That blaze orange over neon blue shows pretty well in the woods

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nater View Post
    Isn't there a firing range close to Emma too?
    Yep, the McMiller Sports Center is basically right across the road about a mile or so inland (right in the middle of the McMiller Ski Trail system) .That's what you typically hear when you're at Emma Carlin.

    Ya always need to be aware of hunting seasons at the Kettles. Another reason to check the trail hotline before going, they don't mention all of them but will typically let you know about any gun deer hunting.
    Warning: may contain sarcasm and/or crap made up in an attempt to feel important.

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    I was out on southern Kettles last Friday nad heard shots not too far off the trail. Later saw a guy with a rifle at a trail intersection. We had called and knew hunting was taking place on the following two days as well as this weekend, but either people are poaching or there is something else going on. Makes me extremely nervous to hear gunshots near me when riding.

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    There's always something in season....I believe you can shoot Opossum, Skunk, Weasel, and Snowshoe Hare any day of the year in Wisconsin....but don't quote me on that one. Go to the WI-DNR Web-Page and get the scoop from the good folks that set and then inforce the hunting and trapping regulations.

    I do love a good wild weasel stew

    There aren't any gnome hunting regulations. But all you need is a bag of donut gems and a sharp stick to hunt gnomes.

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    Who would shoot a skunk? And why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottvt View Post
    Who would shoot a skunk? And why?
    Me and because they are all over my back yard and keep spraying my dogs. A lot of bird seasons are open now so you could be hearing people hunting for them. Also many small game seasons and a few turkey seasons have been and will be open. I both bike and hunt, but I am very careful about knowing where I shoot. I know there are some yahoos out there who do not pay much attention so as everyone else says just wear blaze orange or neon pink if you have it, it is even easier to see and pay attention. You should be fine.

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    Cobalt Blue

    I've believe in wearing bright colors, but quite honestly, among the leaves, (whether on the ground or soon to be on the ground) cobalt blue is way more visible than blaze orange.

    If I hear shots near me, I also yell, "I give up!" Mostly likely though, after firing a round or two, I doubt the hunters can hear anything for many seconds.

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    woooo hooo brown jersey club <---


    im so dead.

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    Maybe we should all do the old school base ball card in the spokes trick. Then we can make a lot of noise. lol

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    Does having to ride through gunfire qualify as making a trail more technical? "WATCH OUT IT GETS REALLY TECHNICAL UP HERE!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiterp199 View Post
    Maybe we should all do the old school base ball card in the spokes trick. Then we can make a lot of noise. lol
    Try one of these. Saw it at the race this weekend at Rock Cut
    TurboSpoke: Makes your bike look and sound like a motorbike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balls View Post
    Try one of these. Saw it at the race this weekend at Rock Cut
    TurboSpoke: Makes your bike look and sound like a motorbike.
    This is a really bad idea. If you ride kettle with one of these....you may DESERVE to get shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balls View Post
    Try one of these. Saw it at the race this weekend at Rock Cut
    TurboSpoke: Makes your bike look and sound like a motorbike.
    Awesome! I'm all over that! That should scare all of the creepy gnomes away.
    Last edited by jeffwilsonn; 10-27-2011 at 08:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~ View Post
    This is a really bad idea. If you ride kettle with one of these....you may DESERVE to get shot.
    +1. This may make me start carrying at Kettles.
    First on today's list, go buy a gun.............

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    how about if nobody gets shot and we just wear blaze orange during deer gun season(s)?

    or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~ View Post
    how about if nobody gets shot and we just wear blaze orange during deer gun season(s)?

    or not
    Wheres the fun in that?





    Just kidding. Everyone be safe. As someone who hunts and bikes I know to be safe. However not everyone out there is. I am sure we have all met idiots who hunt as well as idiots on a bike.

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