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    Quote by: montiironman

    I was wondering if there are any special areas in iowa that will allow rifle hunting for special seasons or areas of the state and how to go about getting tags etc for it. I am very interested in filling up the freezer with some doe meat this year.

    Read the regs. Always start there, not an internet forum….

    Huh? Dude, this is the exact reason for the site, to share and inform, responses like this is why a lot of folks don’t post, never dis someone asking questions, if you can’t contribute in a positive manner just don’t post.

    Sorry you feel that way. But when it comes to laws and regulations you need to read the regs. Getting the info from an internet forum will result in incorrect and incomplete info. Too many people feel they don’t need to read them or that they never change, which is no good for anyone.

    I get where you’re coming from, and agree Dano, but I for example ask questions here the same as I would if I was hanging out with some buddies in the shop or driveway. I verify in the regs. I think most people agree just looking to be pointed in the right direction.

    This is exactly why I rarely chime in on this site anymore. The feller is asking for some info. It would seem to me that there should be some up to date people that use this site that could give guidance to the right direction to go to get the lawful, correct info. Such as the IDNR website or phone numbers for IDNR ect. Somethings on the IDNR website are not easy to navigate to or find if you haven’t used it a bunch. Let’s just help a feller out and be cordial about it and point him in the right direction as a couple have done on this post.

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    Ok here is the DNR’s explanation of the rifle usage of the straight walled rifle ammo & calibers:

    Ernest, you can use the listed ammunition or if it is not listed, it must meet the requirements listed. Your 45/70 would be legal to use since it is on the list and grandfathered in.

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    This is why I get aggravated with how they write these rules for the code. The intent is clear at the start then they add the case length specs to it. The way I interpret it is all those calibers in the 1st part between .357 and .500 are legal for handgun and now for the second part. If the case length of any of those straight walled calibers is between 1.285 – 1.800 you can also use those qualifing calibers in a rifle. If it is less than the minimum or greater than the maximum case length it knocks certain calibers out for rifle use.. I have a couple of DNR officers that are close that I’m going to ask about this and see what they say and how they are going to in force the rule.

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    This what I was going to do too, use my Marlin 45/70cb. But after reading the new deer hunting & regulations for 2017-18 online there is a case length rule that the cases have to be between 1.285 – 1.800 inches which knocks out 45/70 as it’s case length is 2.105 inches. This will also knock out quite a few of the calibers between the approved .357 – .500 range.

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    I have no issue killing a deer with a shotgun or a bow, which is why I see no reason or need to carry an AR type pistol to hunt deer. Shouldn’t take more than one shot to get your kill.

    Maybe they should limit deer hunting to single shot type guns only.

    Spear or knives, perhaps rocks. That’s all a real man needs. I guess I don’t get why someone would care what a person uses as long as it’s legal? I have always thought shotguns were stupid, and inefficient for deer hunting, so I will be taking my 45/70 to the woods with me this year, which I think is a much more appropriate firearm for deer hunting then a bird barreled 870 and a round ball slug. My Dos Centavos.

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    Quote by: Fishin+General

    Here is a link to the DNR news release. They are sticking with the already legal cartridges. They say “most will be effective to around 50 yards.” 😉
    http://www.iowadnr.gov/About-DNR/DNR-News-Releases/ArticleID/1278/New-law-allows-approved-pistol-cartridges-for-use-in-rifles-to-hunt-deer

    I roll my own 45/70 ammo and they are effective out to 200 yards out of my Marlin 1895cb. Now with that said I have only taken 1 deer at 204 yards. It blew a lung up and exploded the heart and exited the deer. The deer went 20 yards, 7 yards straight up when hit and 13 yards wobbly running and fell over dead. Most deer I shot were 75 to 150 yards all one shot kills. And all were does, glassed in the late season. I haven’t hunted since they did away with this season. Pissed me off.

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    I concur Rainbow Point Lodge is an excellent place to fish out of on Perrault Lake. Bob and Gail will take good care of you. Also just north of Perrault Lake there is another lake called Florence Lake that has a resort on it too. I can’t remember the name of that resort as I only stayed there once but it was owned by some people from up near Sioux City Iowa.

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    Quote by: welch251

    Well since someone forgot its suppose to be cold this time of year thinking about trying open water but I would have no idea where to look for fish in late December. Deep? Shallow? Is a pond but it runs deep 40 in one place. Any suggestions

    Thanks

    This time of yr with open water I would fish it exactly like I would if I was ice fishing it. Other than I would be using my long rods unless you were in a boat then you could use your ice fishing rods.

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    Quote by: phonzie

    Is it only amazing to me that back in 1885 they eradicated wolves from the state ? I know they were very good hunters back then but they did not have the tools we have now. And no motorized vehicals. And way less open or cleared ground to see all the critters. Makes me think that there was not many here to begin with. Just a thought.

    All so 130 yrs ago Iowa did not have the cover it has today. Only along rivers or creeks would you find a fair amount of cover in spots. I don’t think there were many to begin with in the 1st place.

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    I joined eons ago when the site was in its early yrs and took part in posting pics and such and general debates, but over the last 5 or so yrs about all I do is login see what is going on and then log out. If I can shed some light on or point members in the right direction who ask questions I will do that but refrain from posting many or if any new topics.

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    Quote by: llewellinsetter

    Maybe I’m missing something but if you are not the landowner don’t you still need a tag for the shotgun season?

    The Dep tag is just that. It is a antlerless only tag good for use on the landowner’s land and any other adjoining landowner’s land if they are agreeable to let you hunt on them. They are good for any season. All you have to do is get the paper slip from the landowner go to where ever you buy your deer license give it to the person issuing the tags, choose the season you want and they enter the info off the paper slip into the elsi and your license and tag are printed out. They keep the paper slip. Pay the $13 bucks and go hunt when the season you chose opens up.

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    Back before we had the rifle season down here and before I was involved in the Dep program I would get at that time 4 or 5 LOT tags and then would get 3 or 4 of the purchased tags and would have like 7 or 8 total tags for the various seasons excluding bow. I don’t bow hunt. Then came the rifle season and I got involved with the Dep program I quit buying the extra purchased tags as I didn’t need them and also quit hunting any season but the late jan season and let my other hunters hunt all the other seasons. Now I don’t hunt anymore as they took my late season away and I told them to stick the Dep program because I couldn’t get anyone to take one anymore with the rules they have set up for them.

    What do you mean you couldn’t get anyone to take one anymore?

    The Dep tags are only good on the ground I have control of and adjacent ground to it. I had quite a few that would take them and use in the late season. But now that that is gone the ones that use to get them get a county wide tag for $13 and hunt within the county where ever they want instead of being tied down with a tag good for my place only.

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    in reply to: Landowner Tag #1597770

    Back before we had the rifle season down here and before I was involved in the Dep program I would get at that time 4 or 5 LOT tags and then would get 3 or 4 of the purchased tags and would have like 7 or 8 total tags for the various seasons excluding bow. I don’t bow hunt. Then came the rifle season and I got involved with the Dep program I quit buying the extra purchased tags as I didn’t need them and also quit hunting any season but the late jan season and let my other hunters hunt all the other seasons. Now I don’t hunt anymore as they took my late season away and I told them to stick the Dep program because I couldn’t get anyone to take one anymore with the rules they have set up for them.

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    in reply to: Landowner Tag #1597826

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    As stated by mhock, I am not sure since you have free land owner tags you are locked out of any other tags. You can go and try to purchase a state wide any sex tag ot a antlerless tag for the county you want to hunt.

    I am almost positive that your free land owner tags are only valid on said farm unit.

    You can call the DNR at 515-725-8200��� and th ey can tell you for sure

    Even though a person has landowner tags which are only good for hunting their own property they still can purchase any of the other tags for any season available to the general public.

    That’s what I was thinking since you can purchase any number of antlerless tags. Are they
    still able to purchase a statewide anysex tag.

    Although calling the DNR, I would think you get the right answer. But I did have a guy at work tell
    me he got stopped pheasant hunting and was told he needed a migratory bird stamp

    Yes, they are eligible to purchase the statewide anydeer tag.

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    in reply to: Landowner Tag #1597887

    Quote by: Shooter.250

    As stated by mhock, I am not sure since you have free land owner tags you are locked out of any other tags. You can go and try to purchase a state wide any sex tag ot a antlerless tag for the county you want to hunt.

    I am almost positive that your free land owner tags are only valid on said farm unit.

    You can call the DNR at 515-725-8200 and th ey can tell you for sure

    Even though a person has landowner tags which are only good for hunting their own property they still can purchase any of the other tags for any season available to the general public.

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    If the bale was in the field from normal agricultural activity such as mowing, raking and then baling the hay not a problem. But if this field was not a hay field or a area in the field where bales are stored then the DNR would be raising their eyebrows on the reason it was placed there.

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