September 2nd, 2014, 06:00 PM
Hey guys me and my dad might do the youth camp ripley bowhunting and I was just wondering on what type of stands would work the best. And also what are some good areas to hunt at camp ripley.
September 2nd, 2014, 06:18 PM
Hope you get drawn! It is totally up to you as to what type stands to bring. Climbers work well up there in the poplar trees because they are straight and limbless for quite aways. What ever stand you use the hunt mandates that you and your dad if in a treestand wear a harness. Just a fyi. Your hunt will take place North of Casino Road which is basically the North 1/3 of Camp Ripley. Depending on your situation with time, the day before the hunt there is a meeting to go over the rules. Plan on going to the earliest time that will work for you guys. Then after that you get to go down range and scout for a place to hunt and set stands. There is plenty of room so no sense in crowding people. Mark with some ribbon where you will be parking and walking into the woods at that way if you are not there in the afternoon when others are coming out they will know the spot is going to be used by another hunter. If you have any other questions pm me or ask them up on here. BTW there is a couple other threads that are going on Ripley right now that you might want to search. Good Luck and I hope you get to have the experience of Ripley (without 2000 other people lol)
Saratoga Archery Club Member
2012 Martin Onza
September 3rd, 2014, 09:07 PM
4,000 tags issued. 5,200 applicants. Hunt is crap compared to what it was. DNR let way too many folks in. Average mature buck weight off 40 lbs last 10 years. Good bucks to be had but apps off 30% this year. Hunt quality way down.,
September 3rd, 2014, 11:18 PM
But it never was a trophy hunt, was it? (Asking seriously, I'm not sure). If their ultimate goal is population control, and the hunt is successful in doing that, then I guess I'd have to say they're doing okay. I've never done it, so you've probably got better insight than I do.
Originally Posted by bat man