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    in reply to: OnX App #1558797
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    I use it and love it. I hunt a few places where the property lines get funky. It is very nice to look at the app and know exactly where you are and that you haven’t wandered on to neighboring property.

    It has also helped me find some public that I didn’t know existed.

    Worth the $2 a month.

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    I was only able to get out 3 times over the 2 weekends.

    The first weekend was SLOOOOOOOOW. No one was hunting the properties that border the one I was on and they weren’t moving.

    That changed on Sat the 16th around 445pm. I had 2 very nice bucks work towards me. They got to about 100 yards, which was way too far for my Super Redhawk revolver, so I just enjoyed watching them work up the hill onto the next farm over.

    I already had meat in the freezer from my bow hunts, and Sat was a great night to be in the woods.

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    Quote by: gsgramps

    how does this work on foam flies example–foam hoppers. some foam floats better than others. and i still use a floating especially in rough water.

    Never used anything on my foam hoppers, I have had some cheap foam in the past that didn’t float the best, so I just used a razor blade to re-use the hook and threw that stuff out.

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    It pretty much goes like this for me….

    I don’t have a fall turkey archery tag….I am surrounded by 30 birds every night in the blind.

    I go buy a fall turkey archery tag….they don’t come within 300 yards of me.

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    Oh yeah, and I am not aware of any odor or taste issues related to any of the floatants I have used. If the fish are rising and you have the right bug, they are going to hit it.

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    I have used Gink and a couple of others quite a bit.

    The key is to let use a small amount, rub it around between your thumb and first finger to liquefy it, then apply to the sparsely to the body of the fly. Keep it out of the hackle.

    Works well for me. I also use Easy Dry from Loon once in a while as well with small BWOs and other smaller winged flies after they get slimed.

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    Don’t get back to the forums enough!

    I have been killing gills and bass all spring and summer long with the fly rod.

    In the spring I was using mostly streamers like buggers and small clouser minnows.

    Then it was to foam poppers. Then double barrel popper for big bass.

    Lately it has been grasshoppers, ants, and beetles all made out of craft foam from Michael’s Art store and some deer hair of course.

    Nothing in my opinion is more fun that catching big gills on a 3wt swinging a beetle or a hopper.

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    Scheels has some stuff, expensive however.

    Sportsman’s Warehouse in Ankeny is the best place around for selection and price. I realize that isn’t the in the Sioux City area, but if you get in the Des Moines area you could stock up there.

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    Quote by: JPenny

    To all the guys who doubted this guy, how do you feel now? I’ve yet to see anyone post, “Hey, sorry I doubted you, kid.” And to the young man who found this, you do whatever you want with these racks as long as it is legal. If you need to sell them to outfit yourself for archery, so be it. And while you’re at it, give thanks to the Almighty for delivering these to you so you could get set up!

    The way new people are treated on this site sometimes is probably the reason the traffic is down.

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    Haven’t been able to get back to the forum. Thanks for all of the great info.

    A couple of days ago I went to Michael’s (a art/craft shop) and bought a couple of sheets of 8 and 1/2 by 11 inch foam that people use for art projects.

    I got some spray glue and glued two sheets together. Then took a hollow punch and starting punching out 3/16in popper heads. Works great and was cheap. The foam sheets were less than a buck a piece. Haven’t had time to tie lately, but when I get a “presentable” popper I will post a pic.

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    Quote by: TeamAsgrow

    Wooly buggers are good Iowa Flys.

    I tie marabou jigs too that would work on a fly set up 1/80 and 1/64th jigs would then give you a little sink. I would use black or darker colors for gills but catch plenty of crappies on them too and trout.

    Good stuff…..that just happens to be one of the flies I have tied to this point.

    My first one wasn’t great, but I have tied 2 more pretty decent ones.

    I have read that catching bluegills and crappies on a fly rod is a blast, have to think it is!

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    Last year I shot a doe late on a Sunday afternoon and the locker was not open. The low temp that night was in the low 50s if I remember correctly.

    I bought 2 large bags of ice and stuffed them bag and all in the body cavity, covered it with a tarp and got the meat to the locker first thing on Monday morning.

    Meat was just fine and she tasted great.

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    I am hunting northern Madison county and have seen more deer this year than the last two.

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    I drove around a little just after dark last night in Dallas county, deer EVERYWHERE.

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    Someone is bound to say it, so I will say it first…”can’t shoot em from the couch!”

    In any case, I am heading out in the AM, expecting a good day.

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    We have had great luck with State Center.

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    As on 8:00 p.m the current statewide harvest numbers were 99057 total deer with 48324 does, 40499 bucks, 9993 button bucks and 241 shed bucks.

    241 shed bucks is mostly from last years january anterless season. So if you count button bucks in with regular bucks that makes damn near an equal harvest between bucks and does!!!! :mrgreen:

    No it’s not. The totals on there are from the seasons starting in 2011 and will continue through the January antlerless of 2012. Last years January antlerless is not on there. By the end of the this January there will be over 1,000 shed bucks. People don’t take the time to properly identify a doe vs. shed buck, and some just don’t care.

    You lifting their legs before you shoot? 😀

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    They are all the state’s deer….at least until you hit one with your car.

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    I am going to go out on a limb here and assume I was the one who got this thread moved into the battlefront area, so I will take this chance to apologize. I probably should have taken a step back from the keyboard before posting my chippy response.

    That being said, I am really TIRED of all of these “holier than thou” hunters out there badmouthing “group hunters” and the like. I have been “group hunting” for deer 25 years with essentially the same group of people. (5-6 in the group). We have always been safe, responsible, and respectful of both other hunters and the animals we are hunting. Are there idiots out there blasting away at everything that moves? You bet, but they are few and far between, at least in my experience.

    If someone is breaking the law or trespassing, you may have a reason to whine. That being said, coming out on a website and whining isn’t going to do you a hell of a lot of good.

    Everyone knows there are a lot of people out in the woods during Gun 1 and Gun 2, always has been, always will be. To go out and expect something different is asinine. If you don’t like it, stay inside and watch some football.

    Group hunting is a great way for friends and family to spend some time in the outdoors. They are no more or less of a hunter than someone who decides to sit in a blind by themselves.

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