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  • Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: Grizzly Attack! #1558734

    Would a Judge with .410 slugs be a good choice? I never really thought about a hand gun I would want to carry in bear country. I suppose a simple .357 mag revolver would be a decent choice. I guess that is why i dont go into bear country.

    Avatardrmac22
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    We would hunt just like we did in the timber, There are good sized trees and some you can use climber in or set up hanging stand. You could also use a ground blind. its a transition area and when hunting season is in full swing they like to hid out on the sand bars to get away from hunting pressure. You would be surprised the quality of deer on some.

    Avatardrmac22
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    Used to hunt the big sand bars on the mississippi and did fine. You can find good public hunting in clayton you just have to look around. Try Fayette too. Volga has public.

    Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: How high? #1559632

    16-18 feet normally. Bout as high as I have climbing sticks. haha! I like a little higher just helps move your smell out of area.

    Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: Party Hunting #1559723

    NR as you are describing them are trophy hunters.. And to qualify to use the advantage of party hunting.. Sally would have to be hunting with the party for the NR to tag the buck. Most Trophy hunters do not want to hunt bucks like most party hunts do, they drive big sections of timber pushing deer out and shoot them. Its pure luck if you get a big buck to run your direction. A NR pays alot to hunt, so if they are party hunting and folks in the party are willing to let them tag a buck with their tag or their LOT then so be it. If the NR is hunting out of a stand or Ground blind and their is not party hunting with them then they are or should be limited to whatever tag they have. Not sure what DNR definition of a Party # wise is.

    Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: Party Hunting #1559907

    The Cost that NR pay to come up and hunt. is pretty steep. Your right my buddy (NR) could shoot a buck on the land we hunt under the LOT of his family that owns the land. He is the son of the land owner and nephew to the others. So easily in our party he could shoot a buck and they would tag it. Or I would take it with my Tag. Not a big deal to us. We hunt for meat during shotgun. And he does not come up every year. Infact last time he was up for shotgun was 2008. Party hunting allows for this to be done and we have alot of tags between us to fill.

    Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: Party Hunting #1559979

    Ya, Union it is.. No big deal most all of our runs minus on is in union so no big deal.

    Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: Party Hunting #1559988

    No he only bought the doe tag. you can buy the combo Statewide and choose a Co doe tag. He went with the option of Doe only. for Union.

    Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: Party Hunting #1560038

    Yep He tried and is not allowed to purchase more then one tag. I dont suppose he would have either after seeing its 280 plus for a doe tag. No worry. We will just not run the Ringgold Co ground. We have plenty to hunt in union as it is. Thank you all for the replies and advise. Good info.

    Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: Party Hunting #1560055

    Thanks for the replys! Yes we know he needs the tag for each Co we hunt in just was not sure he could purchase another after he had already bought the Union tag.

    Avatardrmac22
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    I agree the shine will probley wear off this Rifle season, but I think it may have some merits for younger and older folks to handle a lighter recoil gun. As for having two multi sex tags. In essence we already have two multi sex tags. one for the gun season and one for the archery. If your lucky enough to own land you get another. Why not allow you to use those two tags in any season you choose. Say two archery bucks, but then you could not hunt Gun. Or vice versa. I also think Archery season should end at the end of Nov. You have two full months to archery hunt. I think that is plenty of time. None of this talk matters because I have zero say in anything that matters for hunting seasons.. haha but it fun to talk about it. Glad this is a civil thread. Sometimes when gun and bow hunters talk stuff about deer hunting it gets carried away. I also think they should allow crossbows straight up. not having to have a disability to use them for Archery season.

    Avatardrmac22
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    Charge the same fees they do now.. and allow you to tag two bucks during Bow or shotgun or split it. Simple and easy and they still make the money they would have made. Keep antlerless the same as it is now based on county and after you buy your first discount it. I have some Curiosity toward the straight walled rifles but not enough to go out and buy one. Would like to shoot one and see the ballistics of it and see how it brings down deer. I know what my slug gun will do and where it will hit. If I ever did buy one it would probley be the Henry Big boy in 44mag. But as I said I doubt that will ever happen. I think what makes Iowas deer hunting and its big bucks so great is the way they have the seasons to not have an overkill of the large bucks. Staying away from a late season antlerless is a good idea after all the big shed bucks that were going down. We will see how this rifle season works. It will be interesting.

    Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: Lost Hunting Dog #1560205

    Sorry but whats ARL? You could say the location that you found the dog that may help. My dogs all wear collars with ID plus they are chipped. I sure hope the owner finds his dog. That would be terrible to lose one. I went to GPS on my dogs just for that reason. My Brock, as a young pup decided chasing a running deer would be a good Idea and I could not find him for 2 hours. Decided right there that i was getting the GPS. Best investment i made. Thanks for posting this by the way. Cool your trying to find the owner.

    Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: Hunting boots #1560244

    My Boots are good. I am 6-2 270 so i am hard on my feet, and not conditioned my feet for all the walking of upland hunting. On top of it. I was using my bowhunting Lacross rubber boots for upland hunting earlier. My new boots are Danners and they fit well and feel good. Arch support is key for sure, but when your feet are not used to having arch support they will ache some after they get it, need to just wear them some to work into the support. I just want a little more cushion and as stated arch support. I am gonna Try the super feet one. see how that works.

    Avatardrmac22
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    in reply to: Hunting boots #1560282

    Which version of Sole are you using. Damn they cost almost half as much as the whole boot. i have flat feet so not sure which would work better the superfoot or sole.

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