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Jordan's hunts

Jordan attended Forkhorn I camp at Baker Near Wilderness July 14-19, 2013 earning her MN Firearms Safety Certificate. Upon completion she announced an interest in both deer and pheasant hunting, her outings will be chronicled here!

November 29, 2014 - Starbuck, MN Muzzleloader opener. Hunted at Thompson's, Derek was in the tower stand, Jordan on the east end stand. Friday night scouting trip bumped one buck and two nice does from the wood lot between the stands - Promising! Saturday AM, 15 minutes before shooting hours the buck appears 25 yds from Derek and then the deer walks down the hill towards Jordan. 10 minutes before shooting hours he moves back up the hill and manages to stay out of Derek's range before running off to the North. That afternoon the wind switches to the NW and the windchill gets pretty nasty. Pheasant hunters working the bottoms just west of us but they don't bump anything to us. Sunday temps in the single digits with strong winds so we slept in. Kyle and Dick hunt up neer Deer Creek without taking any deer also. Sunday AM Kyle braves the cold in Jordan's stand and gets a long shot off at the small buck but misses. Maybe next year!

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November 15, 2014 - Ivanhoe, MN. Pheasant hunt with Tanner, Jada, and Dale. About 5" snow earlier in the week plus light snow falling on Saturday morning. Temps in the teens. Lots of birds - many just out of range. Group bags 5. Jada not yet hunting but worked hard crashing through the thickets!


October 4, 2014 - Pheasant "practice hunt" with Loren and Olivia at Old McDonalds Farm near Watertown. Good pre grouse trip season workout for Amber.


Youth Mentored Duck Hunt - Youth Waterfowl Day - with Derek on September 13, 2014 at Morris, MN. Youth mentors Mitch Kill and his friend Taylor. Hunted from the cattails in a shallow slough just west of Morris. Lots of passing shots at woodducks and teal. Jordan shot 20 shells with the Winchester 20 gauge. Total of 3 blue winged teal between the 2 kids.




Forkhorn II - MN Archery certification - August 10-15, 2014 at Baker Near Wilderness. Only 3 girls in camp - 26 boys.

1st Turkey hunt - April 18-20, 2014 near Starbuck, MN. Grampa Dick volunteers as her guide / mentor. Hunted Hippe's property with Grampa. First day saw deer and 1 hen. Day 2 - too windy in AM. blind blew into the woods. Hunted with dad in Derek's blind afternoon but nothing. Neighboring blind fired 4 shots at 6pm pretty much ending the outing. Day 3 Grampa and Jordan were approaching their blind at the same time as a tom coming the other way. unable to get into the blind before turkey spooked. better luck next year!

Three Rivers Park District Youth Mentored deer hunt November 29-December 1, 2013. Jordan was selected from a group of applicants who had attended the TRPD Forkhorn Camp to participate in a mentored deer hunt in Baker Park. Guide / mentor Adam Sievert. Scouting outing 10/23. Added a 24" rifled slug barrel w/ 1.5x-4.5x Bushnell Banner scope to her Mossberg youth 20 ga. with help from Shawn at All-Season Sports in Delano. Range practice 10/1 (8 slugs), 10/8 (10 slugs), 11/17 (10 slugs). Local TV station CW Twin Cities interviewed Adam and Jordan prior to their hunt . Unfortunately Jordan did not see any deer during her hunt but several deer were taken by the group so she will share in some of the venison. She did stay in the stands all day both days except for lunch breaks - way to go Jordan! Thanks Adam!


McLeod County Pheasants Forever / MN DNR Youth Mentored Pheasant Hunt October 19, 2013. A perfect day for the hunt, cloudy cool breezy with scattered sprinkles and a few glimpses of the sun. This hunt was hosted by Mark & Suzanne Reinert at their home in Glencoe, MN. 10 youth participated, 18 birds were taken. Jordan hit 3, cleaned and brought home 2. Reinerts provided the property, dogs, guides, meals, and the birds! Thank you to the MNDNR & Mike Kurre for providing this opportunity and to Mark, Suzanne, Derek and the McLeod County Pheasant Forever for hosting an memorable hunt that will hopefully become a family tradition of hunting!


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