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  • fishhookfishhook
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    Excellent. Anyone else know of any hideaways we should visit?

    fishhookfishhook
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    Four corners is on the list. Aloong with the Great sand dunes, Grand staircase, Bryce canyon, and bears ears.

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    Quote by: TeamAsgrow

    I used to get a few as by coincidence when targeting suckers and carp on half crawlers in the spring in eddys and creek mouths.

    Hate it when them stupid walleye get in the way of some good ole carp fishin’. Lol… 😆

    fishhookfishhook
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    That’s just the type of info I’m looking for. Thanks!

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    Quote by: kenhump

    How old are the boys?

    They are 12 and 15.

    fishhookfishhook
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    Fox hills is one of the places I’ve not had any luck. It’s got lots of acres, but rough terrain and hard to hunt.

    fishhookfishhook
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    If I had more time I would produce some proof. But for now you will just have to take my word for it. As far as location, I hunt almost all public hunting areas in Wapello County, some are better than others. And there are public areas that I’ve called with no luck at all. Wapello Mark can concur. 😛

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    I’ve called in many coyotes on public ground. Fox and Bobcat as well.

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    J and J fur in Albia.

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    I guess my opinion is a little different. No reason to wait for snow, you may be waiting a long time. No reason to scout for coyote sign. Coyotes are everywhere. I wouldn’t even try with a .22lr, you will disappoint yourself.

    I would say any centerfire rifle beteeen 17 and 25 caliber would be a good option. Your .270 would be overkill but if your not selling the pelt I would just use it.

    If your new to coyote hunting I suggest reading the thread that is a sticky at the top of the predator hunting form. Lots of good info there.

    Get on the DNR website and look at the hunting atlas. There is a lot of public hunting in Iowa.

    What part of Eastern Iowa are you in?

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    Several years ago my brother and I had a confrontation with a local resident that untied our boat from a dock at island view. Seems some of the local residents in the area think that they have more rights to the public use areas than an outsider. The sheriff that responded to the call told us he had been having problems with that guy before.

    And yes, Appanoose county/SE Iowa has a meth problem that has gotten out of control.

    The sheriff had been having problems with the guy who was killed?

    To be clear:

    The sheriff who responded when our boat was untied, told us that he had previously been having problems with the guy that untied our boat.

    fishhookfishhook
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    Several years ago my brother and I had a confrontation with a local resident that untied our boat from a dock at island view. Seems some of the local residents in the area think that they have more rights to the public use areas than an outsider. The sheriff that responded to the call told us he had been having problems with that guy before.

    And yes, Appanoose county/SE Iowa has a meth problem that has gotten out of control.

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    Quote by: 1luckyguy

    You’ve been out 6 more times than me. Take a week off, let your spots sit empty for awhile. Maybe you’re educating the deer if you’re sitting the same spots multiple times. Temps will drop and deer movement will increase over the next 4 weeks. I don’t even plan to hunt for another 2 weeks. Go fishing instead, it’s a long season don’t burn yourself out the first 2 weeks.

    I would echo this advice. Relax, plenty of time left.

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    in reply to: Unusual catches. #1564316

    An old leather boot and a hat from the oxbow lagoon in Ottumwa, on the same day.

    A 5 pound bass on a stink bait worm.

    And a Musky that was between 36 and 38 inches from the Red Rock spillway on a nightcrawler during early April.

    fishhookfishhook
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    I’ve been calling coyotes for a few years now. When I first started, I remember on 2 different occasions calling one in and not being ready/prepared for the shot. So congrats on connecting. Last year I remember averaging 1 in every 9 hunts were successful. This year my average is about 1 in 6.

    My advice is that you should try to learn something from every set you make, successful or not. I keep learning more with every set. Be patient, as you already learned don’t give up too early. I revisited that lesson earlier this year myself.

    Coyote vocals are working great right now. Called in a double last night at dusk. 😀

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