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    Quote by: Wapsi+Willy

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    How about the fur bearer license to get rolled into the lifetime hunting and fishing combo that you can get after you are 65?

    The reason that I say this that there is fur out there that I won’t buy a license for if there is no fur market, but I would try to catch a few just to hold down the population.
    I don’t want to pay to do it.

    I think that there as other old guys that might do that as well.

    Some day you might need some teachers out there to teach the kids how to do it.

    It is.

    I have a lifetime hunting and a lifetime fishing license. (Individual licenses I bought when I turned 65)
    Am I to understand that fur harvesters is include with my hunting license? Just asking?

    The lifetime hunting license does NOT include the lifetime fur harvester license. It is a separate lifetime 65+ license. They are both $52.50 right now.

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    I may be ignorant of what the abuse would be. Would someone be saying that they are afraid that people are going to hunt deer with a dog? I don’t think that would help.

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    So far it hasn’t gone well at all. Haven’t seen a single deer where I have seen many before. Probably a combination of warm weather plus total population being less later in the year plus bad luck.

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    This is encouraging. Yeah, it is more of a marsh area, so hopefully I am in the clear.

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    Quote by: bbump

    I thought the brown on brown was just me. I have a heck of a time seeing deer until they are close. I have a spot that brings out 50-75 deer a night, they come from everywhere. At this point, I am trophy hunting, they usually don’t come out until right before dark. Sometimes it is hard to tell what is big.
    Snow makes all the difference, but with it not being very cold now, makes my decision between hunting and fishing pretty easy.

    Let me know if you want it being more in the 30’s instead of 50-75 so you can pick them out easier. You know, just to help you out. 😀

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    Going to try to get my 7 year old daughter on one with a xbow.

    The being warm is nice for sitting but I found a spot with some food so getting cold would make that better.

    Yeah, I am not going to hunt typical fashion (factoring in food areas which are normally more critical for LM) for the first part and just do more “normal” sits, being in areas of standard movement/corridors.

    Crossbow would be fun, but don’t have one and unless there is a separate season for that (or you could use it in regular Bow), I have a hard time converting since I have higher chance of success with muzzleloader (range/knock down, etc).

    I’ll also have my .357 magnum revolver on me, if it works out, would always love to take one with a pistol, though that won’t be my primary goal.

    A local store went out of business here in Des Moines and I picked it up for 60% off. I have no interest in using it but it was a cool toy. My daughter is deadly out to 30 yards with it so she wants to be like her brothers and go deer hunting!!!

    I wont get into the bow/xbow stuff as I am a bow hunter and I am perfectly fine with not allowing them during archery season. With that you can hunt during the youth season with a straight wall rifle, shotgun, muzzle loader and bow but you cant use a x-bow. How stupid is that Iowa?

    Agreed, that is a really odd quirk that they can’t use that during that season. I noticed that when planning for future hunts. Hopefully that gets modified.

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    Quote by: maxx

    Going to try to get my 7 year old daughter on one with a xbow.

    The being warm is nice for sitting but I found a spot with some food so getting cold would make that better.

    Yeah, I am not going to hunt typical fashion (factoring in food areas which are normally more critical for LM) for the first part and just do more “normal” sits, being in areas of standard movement/corridors.

    Crossbow would be fun, but don’t have one and unless there is a separate season for that (or you could use it in regular Bow), I have a hard time converting since I have higher chance of success with muzzleloader (range/knock down, etc).

    I’ll also have my .357 magnum revolver on me, if it works out, would always love to take one with a pistol, though that won’t be my primary goal.

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    Kind of nice to know the timeline. The guy was already in custody basically when the tragic news was breaking. They probably were keeping it hush hush on details so they could collect evidence.

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    Quote by: jrbert

    Any thoughts would help. I’m not looking for specific locations, just ideas about what kind of deer have recently been seen in there, more luck in timber or open fields, etc…

    Thank you,
    Jerry

    Timber or open fields would be “yes.” I would suggest timberlines where you can see the field and are either near or within the timber.

    There would be plenty of spots that fit that case on both the north and the south.

    By now, most deer are getting pushed so the best scouting report is one where you are sitting out in the field 😀

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    in reply to: My seasons over #1559972

    Way to go! You were close this year for your numbers, but try for 73 yard shot at 7:30 at age 73 next year.

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    Quote by: IA+at+heart

    As a former NR, I am almost certain he will NOT be able to buy another tag. Unless something has changed in the last few years for NR, which I don’t believe it has, he can only buy one doe tag. Like someone said, if he goes online and tries, he will find out quickly. Enjoy the season with your buddies.

    I definitely could be wrong. I thought they were first come/first serve up to the quotas. I also thought I had heard of someone else doing a similar two-county purchase.

    OP, let us know what he finds out, if you would.

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    Quote by: drmac22

    I have a question. Not sure about.. We party hunt second shotgun and Have a group we have been with for years. Have a friend coming up from Florida to join us this year and bought a doe tag for union Co. Our group hunts in both Union and Ringgold, could he also buy a Ringgold tag to be able to hunt with us in Ringgold or would he have to sit out that hunt. Not sure he can buy a second Doe tag for a different co. Didnt see in the book if he was limited. Thanks!

    He can buy a second antlerless tag. He definitely would need a county specific one for each county.

    I would have him get on it, looks like only 11 left in Ringgold for Non-Resident.

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    Quote by: CRIA1576

    Hey guys,

    I had a blessed morning in the stand today after hunting morning and night since last Tuesday and putting in more than 100 hunting hours this season. For the first time in 20 years of bow hunting, i filled my antlerless and statewide any sex tags from the same stand in one morning and completed a bow hunting double! I was fortunate to harvest the doe at 730am this morning followed by the buck at 940am. I don’t recall the last time I was tagged out this early, and I am looking forward to getting a jumpstart on the holiday season and really enjoying and being present for my family without the distraction of always wondering if the deer are moving. 😀

    My work network blocks all picture hosting sites, so if somebody can help me post some pictures I would appreciate it.

    Thank you in advance!

    Congrats! So had you not moved from 7:30 to 9:40 or did you move, take care of the doe, and then clamber back up around 9a or something?

    For pictures, my work would block the sites too. I just use my phone to upload pictures, not sure if that would work for you?

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    in reply to: Brackett #1560430

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    If you are fooled by any of the celebrity hunters then you are just that..a fool. They exploit our sport so they can be famous, rich, and not have a real job. Theyre all a joke…

    I’m in the same boat as you. I used to watch a lot of these hunting shows, and there are still a few that are tolerable. When I was younger I would set unrealistic expectations from watching these shows and it really soured some of my hunting experience, so I’m glad I got away from that. Most of these guys seem more like pop star celebrities than hunters, pimping products and acting like idiots all while bastardizing our sport. I get that hey have to have some product placement to pay the bills, but it has gone way overboard IMO. To me hunting is about a whole lot more than big antlers, stupid catch phrases, and buying the most expensive trendy products.

    I wonder if there are any programs out there with regular guys hunting either small private tracts or public land, as most of us have to do. Would love to hear it if anyone knows of any. I used to really like Bill Winke and Midwestern Whitetail, but haven’t watch it in a while. He at least didn’t act like a drunk frat boy when he harvested an animal and actually put a lot of good info out on different tactics and setups. Not sure if it is still that way or not but I might have to check him out again.

    As far as with Brackett guy, never heard of him and never plan to. Happy hunting.

    As maxx said earlier, Randy Newburg is IMO one of the most “average joe” hunting show personality/host out there at the moment. He’s on “Fresh Tracks”. The Holder family on “Raised Hunting” is okay as well. Ususally a life lesson with each show as a theme which can be a bit much if all you are looking for is hunting.

    Steven Rinella. He is, in my opinion, the best hunter on TV, podcasts, the internet, or a bookshelf right now.
    His site:
    http://www.themeateater.com/

    On Netflix, if you have it just search for “Meat Eater.” Totally legit, huge emphasis on the cooking aspect (largely left off other shows). Life lessons for sure in there, interesting other characters.

    I have read all his books as well, very fascinating author. He has great humility while just oozing with knowledge about history/wildlife/methods.

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    Quote by: gray1989

    Our group of 6-8 hunts around clarke county and usually 2nd season shotgun. We have a little bit of private to use but really could use suggestions or ideas on public ground down there worth using or how to do so. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as it keeps getting harder and harder to find places to go anymore.

    Like others said, welcome to the site and make sure to check out the online atlas!

    https://programs.iowadnr.gov/maps/huntingatlas/default.html

    Man, with 6-8 people you should be able to push all of the open public lands in Clarke county (outside of the Forest) in a day or two. I say “open” as there would be undoubtedly be some when you roll up that are already occupied.

    As a general tip, I would very much vote for hunting the weekdays if at all possible. Weekends in that area will be probably quite full.

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