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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeHrj_-SSOM

    you have to use the URL tags to make it a hyperlink

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    This stuff works good!!!!

    https://cambushcamo.com/

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    So we drove by a large tract of public grassland. About 1 section. 2 trucks, 2 hunters and 4 dogs.15-20 mph wind. They are parked in NW corner. Dogs are spread out across a 100 yards front. Hunters about 50′ , 1 dog 50 yards out, 1 one following a hunter the other 2 working the area about10 yards out. IMHO some major work needed.

    I would much rather have a dog hunt at 10 yards than one hunting at 100 yards…..

    I don’t care what breed of dog you have if they are hunting at 100 yards they will flush public land roosters. While the 10-20 yard out dog will find the smart birds that try and sneak by….

    Sorry, but you’ve never hunted with a good pointer.

    I believe he said for public land roosters. IMHO pressured birds on public land won’t sit or hold for very long if at all when the dog is on point. If it is opening weekend or unpressured ground then I think you can give the dog a bit more free reign.

    DING DING DING!!!!!

    I’ve hunted with plenty of good pointers performance is all the same….. Pressured birds will still flush…

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    Quote by: kenhump

    So we drove by a large tract of public grassland. About 1 section. 2 trucks, 2 hunters and 4 dogs.15-20 mph wind. They are parked in NW corner. Dogs are spread out across a 100 yards front. Hunters about 50′ , 1 dog 50 yards out, 1 one following a hunter the other 2 working the area about10 yards out. IMHO some major work needed.

    I would much rather have a dog hunt at 10 yards than one hunting at 100 yards…..

    I don’t care what breed of dog you have if they are hunting at 100 yards they will flush public land roosters. While the 10-20 yard out dog will find the smart birds that try and sneak by….

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    Lots of corn in up here.

    Went by myself with the dog both sat and sun.

    Saw decent numbers of birds limited in very short time frame.

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    Quote by: CRIA1576

    First garden for my wife and I this year. We planted WAAAAY too many zuchini plants (21!) and they were absolutely out of control. She shredded and vacuum sealed about 15 bags and gave away as much as we could to friends/family. She pulled all but 3 of them a couple weeks ago and now they are producing at a manageable pace. The good news is that she was able to experiment with several zuchini recipes and found several that are delicious- bread, bread with blueberries, pancakes, fried patties, and casserole are our favorites.

    Spring radishes were excellent and we’re looking to plant some fall stock if it isn’t too late.

    Our cucumbers got shaded out by the zuchinis and are struggling.

    Green beans have been very consistent, and we need to plant more of these next year.

    Tomatoes are really coming on now, and she canned the first batch of salsa yesterday. We had to buy hot peppers and onions cause the jalapeno plants got half eaten and were just really slow in general even before something “trimmed” them. Her cilantro is out of control…

    Bell peppers are going absolutely crazy.

    Watermelon plants are taking over the whole garden and we have 3 or 4 nice ones on the vine.

    Broccoli, carrots, onions, cabbage were all fails.

    Yukon golds produced pretty well with about half dozen nice potatoes per plant.

    Sweet corn was meh with a few nice ears so far and a lot that had poor germination. Need to water the plot during silking next year to improve output.

    The spot I chose for our garden plot was where I burned a ton of brush and trees over the years. I roto-tilled it with my tractor any my wife has watered it most days other than the very few when we got a shot of rain. We never had a ton of weeds, but we pulled a few every day and that kept any major flushes under control. Im thinking the ash from burning increased the ph and we may add some compost or fertilizer next year.

    It only takes one year for everyone to realize that less is more when it comes to zucchini plants lol. I would guess that we’ve all been there where we had zucchini coming out of our ears.

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    I’d trade all of whats been talked about to have good pheasant hunting again.

    *starts stopwatch to see how long before someone from NWIA tells me how easy it is to limit on roosters every weekend*

    With the amount of CRP that went in on Prime farm ground where it had zero point of being besides high payments to the land owner……..it should help the bird populations come back.

    What part of the state are you referencing?

    I don’t know about all parts of the state, but one can assume that things played out similar. In NW Iowa a fair amount went into CRP and the government paid big money. The program was suppose to put CRP onto ground to help clean up some of the nitrogen & other water issues we have. Since the government didn’t have specifics on where the CRP and payments went, It went on some really high quality ground that didn’t even have water on or near it. However since the CSR was high payments were high.

    So what happened is older farmers that came off the best 5 yrs of farming they’d ever seen then looked at the future of lower prices and thought…….time to retire. So instead of renting it out to a younger guy to get started or to make a living they used the government CRP program to secure rediculously high payments for 10-15yrs from the government. Entire fields went into CRP that will not do much good for the community or water quality besides a retired guy getting a check to not work. In a lot of cases they were straight square fields that were flat, with no waterways or creeks on them.(which is ground that should be farmed). I guess the one good thing is it should help the pheasant population for hunting……..at least for 10 if not 15years.

    Little do you know I guess. CRP isn’t just about water quality……. CRP stands for Conservation Reserve Program which was set up to improve environmental health and quality.

    The environment doesn’t just consist of water….. One of the biggest whole field programs you are seeing is the CP42 (Pollinator Habitat). This program was implemented because our pollinator populations are on drastic declines, but why would anyone care about pollinators we only grow corn and beans…..

    Well 30% of food crops are dependent on insect pollinators, and I know for a fact you eat more than just food that is sourced from the C/SB supply chains.

    I see no problem with these acres going in at all. In some of these areas you could literally drive 5+ miles and the only potential cover you would see are mowed/baled ditches that all happens before the legal July 15 date or manicured acreages that look like golf courses. I’m all for things looking nice and all but geesh….

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    Quote by: orngruffee

    Lawn guy put some of this on with a shot of fertilizer. How long, or do I have to wait to re-seed a couple of areas?

    Depends on what type of pre emergent he put down…

    Your timelime for most pres would be 8-12 weeks. My reccomendation to you would be a “Fall” seeding just to make sure your expensive grass seed doesn’t go to waste from the pre.

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    I like the dates just how they are then it gives more time to spend in other states!! 😆 😆

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    Quote by: Maverick

    Early bird gets the worm. Checked a few of my hot spots this morning and it’s starting!

    Those aren’t even your own images let alone from this year……

    https://nathanrupley.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/034.jpg?w=764

    Always someone trying to fire someone up.

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    Quote by: bassfishnhunt

    When a buddy and myself go to CL we drill about 20-30 holes in about a 50 yard circle. Then we just start fishing by each other and work our way away from each other around the circle of holes. If 1 guy finds the fish call your buddy over and both of you fish out of the same hole until the fish move then start over until you can stay with the fish. This has seemed to work well for us. The most we have taken out of 1 hole was just over 60. Fishing yellow bass can be fast and furious but then frustrating as heck the next time. Hope this helps, let us know how you do.

    x2

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    Gross scored 202

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    Quote by: IowaAnglers

    Well it is my buddies birthday next weekend and he really wants to go to west okoboji to camp and fish. Problem is we called to reserve but they are all reserved for the entire of August. Anyone know of any areas near by where we can camp? We will be bringing a tent. Any info is appreciated! Thank you!

    There’s a real small campground (<15 spots) on Silver Lake by Lake Park Iowa. Wasn't full the last weekend when I went by.

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    Quote by: Brad+Husman

    Little hard to tell but those don’t look like milkweeds. Of coarse there are different types of milk weed. The wild ones in my crp fields are setting pods already. Lots of monarchs showing up this year and those yellow and white butterflies, cabbage butterflies is what I always was told, are out in the 100’s of thousands! Good luck .

    You are probably used to seeing common milkweed which grows wild all over. It spreads easier then other types of milkweed which is why he probably planted another variety (I’m guessing this is swamp milkweed).

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    Quote by: SadieMae

    While looking for a new house or acreage, I came across a house/acreage near Everly. It states in the description that a 192″ was killed from the property in December of 2015. Anyone from that area hear of a deer that big. To me I call bull, that’s one big deer for Iowa, and for that area enormous. Was looking on the nw Iowa Realty site.

    It’s amazing what you will find in all the little nooks and crannies of iowa. There are Boone and Crockett deer killed in iowa in areas that you would least expect it, more than you think…. southern iowa or ne iowa aren’t the only place that grow 190″ deer also.

    That’s all I’m saying. 🙄 🙄

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    Heddon Lucky 13 in the Red/white color, cast to weed edge nuff said.

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    Quote by: Ihuntcurs

    Do you have to buy an out of state hunting license and habitat stamp? To go with the deer tag?

    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS AND
    RESTRICTIONS
    Nonresidents must have in their possession a
    2015 Iowa Nonresident Deer Hunting License, a valid
    Iowa Nonresident Small Game Hunting License and a
    valid Habitat Fee to hunt, possess or transport deer.

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    They get a General Deer and an Antlerless Tag.

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