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265 S Oak St
Waconia, MN
United States

612-382-6927

Travis Frank and Trophy Encounters Guide Service specializes in fully-guided fishing trips for Muskie, Walleye, Bass, Northern Pike and Panfish on Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, Lake Mille Lacs and other Metro Minnesota Waters.​

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MN Deer Opener 07...Stackin Em Up!

Travis Frank

deeropener07%20006.jpgThis past weekend was our annual deer season, and par for the course, We Piled Them Up Yet Again!  The picture of the guys around it is after the second days hunt was finished.  At that point we had 15 deer loaded up into Arthur's long box.  It was quite a sight, and I"m sure it turned a few heads as he was going down the road to where we cut them all up.  deeropener07%20002.jpgIn the area that we hunt, they allow each individual to shoot 5 deer, and it is actually encouraged to take several to lower the number of deer in the area.  Well, we did our part, and in the 3 days that we hunted, our group of 11 hunters managed to tag 18 deer.  Many does were taken by our group, as well as two 9 pointers, one 8 pointer, and a 6 point thus far.  While we had chances at many deer, we didn't see the amount of bucks that we are use to, and I personally only passed up on one small buck all weekend.  The stats at this point are as follows for our group.  Myself =4, Mike =3, Bails=3, Jimmy=3, Art=2, Doug=1, Dad=1, TJ=1, Ted=0, Bro=0, Playboy=0.  deeropener07%20003.jpgAfter the season is finished, we all get together for one more party and make the largest assortment of jerky, sausage and other food, so it works out quite well to tag a bunch.  This season lasts for a few more days, so at this point, the big bucks are the target for next weekend, so we'll see if they decide to come out and play.  Thanks to all the afore mentioned boys in the group for another fun filled weekend in the stands.  A special thanks to my Bro for falling nipple deep into the pond in hot pursuit of the deer that he missed, and to Art for getting "Scope Eye" on the first morning.  That's the kind of stuff that really makes the trip memorable.  Look out Mille Lacs Lake state record muskie, because you will be in my boat very soon!