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1luckyguyParticipantFebruary 26, 2018 at 4:44 pmPost count: 8191luckyguyParticipantFebruary 22, 2018 at 7:45 pmPost count: 8191luckyguyParticipantFebruary 20, 2018 at 7:18 pmPost count: 819
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Anybody know of any places around the DSM or Iowa City area (I commute back and forth for work) to buy some game birds so I can train my GSP? I used to buy birds from bird farm in De Soto, but the owner left Iowa.
I have a handful left but I live up near McGregor.1luckyguyParticipantFebruary 7, 2018 at 6:17 pmPost count: 819
I looked up the results, does seem fishy that out-of-state father & son got 1st & 3rd in a tournament with thousands of contestants and another relative of theres placed 98th with a 1.07lb perch…..which was the only perch big enough to make the top 150 fish….
I definitely see why they would be under investigation!1luckyguyParticipantJanuary 17, 2018 at 3:05 pmPost count: 8191luckyguyParticipantJanuary 16, 2018 at 4:09 pmPost count: 819
Whitewater rafting with Ocoee Rafting in Ducktown, TN. I believe it’s the same river that was used for all the whitewater sports in the 1996 Olympic games. If you’re down there you need to drive the Dragons Tail and see the Tree of Shame. I drove my Harley down there and its like 312 switchback turns in 11 miles.
That area is the most scenic I’ve seen in the lower 48, more beautiful than the Rockies. Only to the outdone by the mountains, oceans and fjords in Alaska.1luckyguyParticipantJanuary 10, 2018 at 3:00 pmPost count: 819
I’m amazed at how many deer I find each year when I’m shed hunting. I think a lot more deer die each year from injuries, sickness, and disease than people realize. Two years ago I found 3 bucks along a creek in less than 100 yds. This shotgun season we found another 3 bucks on one property.
Great finds, those would make some nice euro mounts. I always enjoy walking the creeks and rivers this time of year, never know what you’ll find.1luckyguyParticipantDecember 12, 2017 at 4:02 pmPost count: 8191luckyguyParticipantDecember 11, 2017 at 3:00 pmPost count: 819
I fished on the backwaters in Pool 9 on the Mississippi yesterday (Sunday) morning. I only ventured out because one of my buddies was already out there with two other guys. Every step it spiderwebbed and it was pretty scary at first, but after I got used to the cracking it wasn’t bad. Kept 16 perch and probably caught close to 20 bass. It was between 3-4 ft deep. Lots of gills being caught jigging but I was targeting perch with minnows on tipdowns.1luckyguyParticipantDecember 7, 2017 at 9:05 pmPost count: 819
I live in Clayton Co and hunt farms (and occasionally state ground) in Clayton, Allamakee and Winneshiek counties. There are some landowners that will let you hunt, and I would think that during late muzzy you would have an even better chance of getting permission.
Do you plan to drive up here and stay several days? If we have cold weather and snow the deer will group up. You might not see any deer for 5 miles and then you’ll see 50 of them out in one field feeding. Try to locate a couple areas like this and use Beacon Schneider website and find out who owns those properties. Knock on their door and tell them you’re new to the state of Iowa and looking to fill a couple doe tags and possibly a buck tag. If it’s a crop farmer he might say “shoot all those damn deer!” Have a business card or a plain old notecard with your name and phone number and give it to the landowner. If they say No, ask if they know of any other farmers/landowners in the area that would like some does shot…..even if they don’t let you hunt they might give you a couple leads on other properties. One time I had a landowner tell me “sorry, I only let my family hunt here” but I gave him my card and said if he can think of anyone around the area that might let me hunt please give me a call. He called me back the next day and decided that he’d let me hunt afterall. If I hadn’t given him a card he would have never called. That was in 2001 and I have hunted that property ever since. Awesome property too, 700 acres of the best ground you could imagine. I have been turned down way more than I’ve gotten permission, but knock on several doors and act professional and you may be surprised on how fast you get on private ground.
As for public land, Sny Magill south of McGregor has good access and still had corn in last time I drove through there. If it still has corn in during late muzzy that would be a no brainer. Spending a couple afternoons driving the gravels and scouting with binoculars, taking notes and getting names of landowners where you see deer feeding. Do that first and then shooting a few deer should be much easier.
Dan1luckyguyParticipantDecember 1, 2017 at 3:48 pmPost count: 819
Got a heck of a deal on a CVA Optima V2 Stainless Steel barrel, realtree camo thumbhole stock and Konus 3×9 scope at Walmart in Prairie du Chien last night. They just went on clearance. Got the above rifle with scope for $249!!!
I actually already have the CVA Accura V2 SS thumbhole with a Redfield scope, but for that price I couldn’t pass it up. Got it for my 10 yr old son for Christmas.1luckyguyParticipantNovember 15, 2017 at 3:06 pmPost count: 819
Many claim that the weather affects the rut, but that is a myth. From my observations deer will move less in hot weather and more in colder temps, but this doesn’t affect the timing of the rut. Does going into estrous is triggered by sunlight (or lack there of) in a process known as photoperiodism. Weather is too variable from year to year to trigger the rut, shortening of days and available sunlight is not variable from year to year.
I do think moon phase has an affect on deer movement during daylight hours. During the full moon the weekend of Nov. 4th-5th I didn’t see much movement in the early mornings like I usually would. I think the deer were already bedded down by sunrise and I didn’t start seeing bucks cruising until around 10am. This seemed to be the overall consensus with what I read from other people in the field that weekend too.
I don’t get caught up in moon phases and “experts” telling me when to hunt in Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines. I hunt as much as I can (which is not much being a HS science teacher) the last week of October and the first two weeks of November. I’ve filled my tag in that window of days with a mature buck 14 out of the last 17 years. Hunt as much as you can late Oct/early Nov and don’t burn out your stands early Oct unless you have a deer patterned.1luckyguyParticipantOctober 26, 2017 at 4:42 pmPost count: 819
I’m a science teacher and have electroshocked walleyes on the Mississippi River many times with the Iowa DNR fisheries guys. It’s for scientific research to look at age classes and recruitment (new young of the year fish). I can assure you they aren’t there to try to ruin your fishing, they are actually doing research in attempts to make your fishing better. I’m assuming they did this multiple nights as they need samples over multiple days/weeks to see if the same fish are being caught or if it’s different fish. They are probably shocking, netting, weighing, measuring and clipping a pectoral fin of fish over a certain size and then releasing them. If they get the same fish another night they record this and use it to calculate the population. I bet they’ve done this in previous years and you didn’t know about it…if not, then be prepared,they will probably be back next year the same weeks (mid-late Oct)at night doing the same thing. They do the shocking at night for two reasons: 1. the fish are in shallower water near the shorelines 2. not as many people fishing at night
I can assure you the grad student wasn’t out there to try ruin your fishing.
There’s your answers sir, next time try asking nicely.1luckyguyParticipantOctober 24, 2017 at 7:24 pmPost count: 819
Been seeing some really nice catches lately on the fishing barges facebook pages. If any of you are on facebook then look up Clements Fishing Barge (Genoa) or Hubbards Fishing Float (Lynxville). I think the one at Guttenberg (Landing 615) is run by Jamie Dinger, he might have a facebook page too.
Clements barge at Genoa looks like its been very good for walleyes lately.1luckyguyParticipantOctober 18, 2017 at 2:43 pmPost count: 819
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AWESOME!!!! B) B) B) B) B) I’ve been a member for a very long time….back to the old days when it was just one guy a server and a lot of us with a common interest. Will this mean easier photo sharing????
The first thing on my wish list was easier photo sharing lol.
I agree, if photo sharing was easier I think the site would get more visitors and more would use it. Thank you Admins.