Made the trip over to Minnesota for two days to continue working on my properties there. This is my first year with the new Minnesota business, so I'm scouting and getting to know the properties along with doing all the stand prep. When I bought this business it was a turn-key operation, meaning all the properties still had their stands up from the previous owner and an existing client base. I still had to walk all the properties and look at stand locations to determine whether I wanted to change or add anything.
The properties are amazing from what I'm seeing, and I'm super excited about this new adventure. But, me being me, I have been moving a lot of the stands and hanging new stands to my liking and to what I feel is going to better the opportunities for my hunters. We spent two full days dark to dark working on stands and scouting and found some impressive areas and sign. The previous owner only did one week of archery, so most of the stands were set up for gun hunters. I've been changing a lot of the set-ups to cater to both archery and gun hunters as I'm going to be taking more bow hunters and less gun hunters to help make these properties even more special.
I'm getting a good handle on these properties and I've got some exciting ideas and things I'm going to be doing in the future to improve the hunting for ALL of my hunters. Stay tuned for details and also for more updates as we continue to get these properties ready for this fall. Also, since this is a completely new area and new properties for me, I'm going to be putting out cameras a lot sooner here than I normally do in my other states. This will help me learn deer patterns throughout the year even in the off-season. So stay tuned for trail camera pictures as the summer goes on.