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Scouting MFL

Unread postby BigHills BuckHunter » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:13 pm

I just purchased the Southern Wisconsin all outdoors field atlas. Its really interesting because it tells you where MFL is. I had no idea I had so much MFL close to me. I found a really good looking area thats MFL Open. I will be scouting on foot in a few weeks. Topo and food sources look promising. With Open MFL This means I can hunt it even though another land owner technically owns it. If Im wrong please correct me. I was wondering how many of you hunt MFL and what the pros and cons are? Dan or SPY did you ever hunt MFL?


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Re: Scouting MFL

Unread postby Scot » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:27 am

What does the M stand for? I am assuming the FL is Federal Land?
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Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:08 am

Make sure you know the properties are still in the program!! I was doing some scouting with B.S. about a month ago and he had this book. I had a print out from the DNR and there were atleast 2 properties that were no longer in the program.What I would do is check the DNR website and get a list of all the MFL,FCL .and the voluntary programs.Also I would bring a plat book to verify the property that's in the program. The DNR is currently updating the MFL&FCL and it won't be back up til March :(
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Re: Scouting MFL

Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:11 am

Scot wrote:What does the M stand for? I am assuming the FL is Federal Land?



MFL=Managed Forest Law

FCL= Forest Crop Law
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Unread postby Brad » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:17 am

Gardner Swamp wrote:Make sure you know the properties are still in the program!! I was doing some scouting with B.S. about a month ago and he had this book. I had a print out from the DNR and there were atleast 2 properties that were no longer in the program.What I would do is check the DNR website and get a list of all the MFL,FCL .and the voluntary programs.Also I would bring a plat book to verify the property that's in the program. The DNR is currently updating the MFL&FCL and it won't be back up til March :(
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Re: Scouting MFL

Unread postby dan » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:20 am

Not sure if you can legally scout on open MFL... You may have to carry a gun and be "coyote hunting".

I have done some hunting on MFL, but not much.
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Re: Scouting MFL

Unread postby Scot » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:27 am

Gardner Swamp wrote:
Scot wrote:What does the M stand for? I am assuming the FL is Federal Land?



MFL=Managed Forest Law

FCL= Forest Crop Law[/quo

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Unread postby Southern Man » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:12 am

dan wrote:Not sure if you can legally scout on open MFL... You may have to carry a gun and be "coyote hunting".

I have done some hunting on MFL, but not much.


You can't scout but can carry a gun and hunt? that sounds odd
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Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:40 am

On MFL You can Hike,sightsee ,Xcountry ski

FCL you HAVE to be hunting or fishing
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Unread postby dan » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:55 am

Gardner Swamp wrote:On MFL You can Hike,sightsee ,Xcountry ski

FCL you HAVE to be hunting or fishing

Sorry, had the two mixed up.
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Re: Scouting MFL

Unread postby BigHills BuckHunter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:03 am

Gardner Swamp wrote:Make sure you know the properties are still in the program!! I was doing some scouting with B.S. about a month ago and he had this book. I had a print out from the DNR and there were atleast 2 properties that were no longer in the program.What I would do is check the DNR website and get a list of all the MFL,FCL .and the voluntary programs.Also I would bring a plat book to verify the property that's in the program. The DNR is currently updating the MFL&FCL and it won't be back up til March :(


I realize its being updated but how would I find this on the DNR site? I cant seem to find it? Could you send me a link?
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Re: Scouting MFL

Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:25 am

BigHills BuckHunter wrote:
Gardner Swamp wrote:Make sure you know the properties are still in the program!! I was doing some scouting with B.S. about a month ago and he had this book. I had a print out from the DNR and there were atleast 2 properties that were no longer in the program.What I would do is check the DNR website and get a list of all the MFL,FCL .and the voluntary programs.Also I would bring a plat book to verify the property that's in the program. The DNR is currently updating the MFL&FCL and it won't be back up til March :(


I realize its being updated but how would I find this on the DNR site? I cant seem to find it? Could you send me a link?


I hope this works :D

http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/hunt/lands.htm
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Re: Scouting MFL

Unread postby BigHills BuckHunter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:43 am

Yea it worked thanks!


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