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    1/4 to 1/2 stick of dynamite would probably do the trick…………………

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    My answer is yes to all of the op’s questions. Except partridge, we haven’t had those here in swi for eons. And I see all of the same critters regularly that the op sees. But I have no affiliation to any other than I have been enrolled in the dep program for many yrs, well up until last deer season.

    So what does that make me? I am a farmer, outstanding in my fields at times………………… Oh and the op didn’t mention anything about rabbits, I’ve saw a bazzillion of them.

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    Seems to me that a 232 acre lake is about 400 or more acres shy of being able to have enough surface area to support a river boat.

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    Volunteer Trees are classified the same a noxious weeds. They can create power line hazards, motor vehicle hazards ect and the county can have a legal case brought against it if the trees happen to be to close to the road bed if some type of accident was encountered with the tree. Many yrs ago Highway 2 between Clarinda and Shenandoah had many big trees along the road sides. There was a serious accident one winter and one of the trees ended it with a car wrapped around it killing several people. There was litigation and the following spring the State of Iowa crews came in and removed all of the trees that were 3 foot outside the property/fence lines to the shoulders of the road beds. The accident cost the State of Iowa a fair chunk of change as they lost the case.

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    Quote by: bowfisher

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    Yes nice fish btw Gene!

    Now traditional fly fishing literature….. I have my own “dictionary” so to speak of fly fishing terminalogy! And yes I do own a gay vest (fly fishing vest) but will NOT place one of those “hats” on my head…. 😀 😀 😀

    Please tell me you don’t own a tweed hunting jacket with elbow patches. 😯

    No Ken no tweed or patches!!

    One of my buddies and I swore we would never own a vest for fishing, we called them gay vests for years….. Kind of one of those jokes between to pals ya know. Well after I started fly fishing, I realized how nice it would be to have one of those vests as they are better for standing in the streams running the flyrod. Well two years later we both have “gay” vests….. I still wont get a hat though. 😉

    I got me one of them vests about 20 yrs ago and it is a co2 vest. I wear a hat it is my cowboy hat it helps keep the sun off of me.

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    Quote by: mtpolito

    @flyfishr have you ever tried a pistolpete in still water? How slow a retrieve can you get away with and still spin the blades.

    Awesome to see the fish pics and so much fly fishing activity on here lately. B)

    Yes, I have as I fish the farm ponds and the lakes around home. It doesn’t take much to make the prop spin. A lot of times you will get a strike as the lure is sinking as the prop will spin. The retrieve as with any other type of fishing can be or is dependent on time of yr and mood of the fish. I have been fishing with a fly rod since the early 70’s and have been using these since the mid 80’s.

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    I use these all yr long in size 10 and various color patterns and when I know there are bigger fish I use size 6. I also use these when I trout fish on the white river near Cotter, Ar.

    http://www.pistolpeteflies.com/image/cache/data/Products/trout-panfish/10018-420×420.gif

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    I couldn’t find any info on line, so I thought I would check here. I was out shed hunting and came upon a guy on a neighboring property (he was just across the fence in a redneck blind). He owns an apple orchard and said he has depredation tags to use. So, I have no reason to not believe him, was just curious as to how long they can continue to hunt? Also, is it antlerless only?

    These dep tags are the ones issued to persons who have deer that are being hard on trees or any other type of deer damage that arises. I can’t remember the usual time frame these dep tags are good for, but they can be issued any time of the yr. If the person with these tags shoots a buck with antlers and I think a doe also these deer are to be turned over to the DNR. Now I also think that any doe that is shot, can be kept for the shooters use if the DNR lets them.

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    I don’t really have an opinion on this other than I hate it when you get one tractor trailer rig trying to pass another or several tractor trailer rigs and they have the lanes closed down for anyone to get around them and there is a back log of traffic behind these trucks. My opinion is if there are 3 lanes trucks stay in the right 2 lanes. If there are 2 lanes trucks stay in the right lane. Now as far as the speed limit goes I think there are a lot of young drivers out there that are not experienced enough to know the physics or the consequences of driving at a higher rate of speed and they get themselves into trouble. Me I like to sit in the rocking chair and let all the lead foots pass me by and I pass the slower ones as I come to them. I like a lot of room between me and the vehicle in front of me. So it really tics me off when I have someone behind me for a long time, so close that I can read Rayban on their shades. When they could go around.

    Anyway it don’t matter to me whether it is 70 or 75 out in the wide open spaces.

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    This is my 5th ice season on my Icegator

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    The bottom line is if the dogs get on parcels of ground that the landowner/tenant or person in control of the parcel of ground don’t want the dogs on then the humans owning the dogs don’t have full control of their dogs at all times. And it is trespassing.

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    I have had my go around with several different groups of coyote hunters, but not so much anymore. Anyway I can’t tell you where it is in the code there is a clause covering this. I had a group come through one time spooked the cows and calves through 2 barbwire fences and were wild for over a month. I was pissed. Called the Co he came right out and read the riot act to the hunters. They told him nothing he could do about it. He pulls out his book and says uh huh, uh huh. They said uh huh what? He said, it says right here, While in the act of coyote hunting with dogs, persons engaged in the hunt will have full control of their dogs at all times so as to not cause damage,injury or personal hardship to property, livestock, pets and to property owners of land that the dogs may or may not be upon while engaged in the chase.

    How are we supposed to do that, the dogs don’t know to stop chasing the coyotes where they are not supposed to go? The Co said, you will have full control at all times and it looks to me like you do not have full control of your dogs as this is the 4th call that I have got this morning from mad farmers out here in this area about dogs spooking cattle and running them through fences and we won’t be having anymore of that. Id suggest you get the dogs called in rounded up and move on. And in the future I would be finding out where you can and can’t be hunting coyotes with dogs before you go. He then wrote them out a ticket and handed it to them.

    With that said I don’t have a problem with groups coyote hunting on me if they stay completely away from the livestock and where I tell them not to be.

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    If I were hunting on public ground really close to the property line with the adjoining private ground and there were ANY buildings over on the private ground, I myself would not be shooting at any game animal that was between me and those buildings. It is not a safe shot to take. 1st rule is to know what is beyond the game animal you are shooting at to make a informed decision as to whether it is safe to take a shot. Buildings behind the animal is NOT a safe shot.

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    I found something out yesterday with the speed problem. I was logged on to the site and I waited and waited and finally gave up as it wouldn’t load what I wanted to look at. I went to another site and then decided to dump my cookies and came back to this site and try it again. Of course I was not automatically logged in. But every topic that I clicked on loaded within 30 sec or way less. I thought oh, its going to work. So I logged in. Nope nada, nothing. It was just like it was before when I was logged in. I waited and waited and waited and gave up. I logged out and went to another site and then came back to this site and didn’t login. Bingo! Every topic I clicked on loaded within that 30 sec or less time frame.

    So I don’t know if any of this info will help or if the tech people already know about this scenario that I tried, but thought I would let you know what happened with what I tried.

    Right now the site has been working most excellent speed wise.

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    I don’t mind taking the training and getting my sticker and give them 10 bucks if I am trailering my boat to Mn to use in Mn lakes. But I don’t like the idea of them making me do this when all I do or would do is trailer my boat through Mn to use elsewhere outside of the state of Mn borders.

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    I never buy a hunting license, but I never hunt anywhere but on my own ground.

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    This is absolutely ridiculous if you are just trailering your boat through Mn on the way to canada. Those of us over here on the western side of the state can take I29 north to pembina without going through Mn.

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    Quote by: hammerhead

    i feel deer are still way down from what most of us would like. we have more food than either of our northern bordering states and only carry half the herd they have. i hunt all over the state and there were some areas down south that had good numbers but in NE iowa i never saw more than 3 deer in one night. 7 years ago i couldve sat and picked out the biggest doe any evening plus had shots at others. they will rebound as long as we continue to monitor our kills ourselves. ive also met more than one person that has stated they dont bother to call in their harvests. im sure there is a formula the dnr uses to factor this in but i just wonder how many really call in every deer

    I think this not reporting your deer thing is going to come to a slow but steady halt as it is a $195 fine for not reporting. It takes all of 3 min or less to report from the time you login until you get the conformation number. I have heard of several that have been dinged with the $195 fine. I hope the DNR decides to take it to heart and go whole hog and bust everyone of the non reporting tag fillers. If there was 5128 deer not reported that fine money would total $999960.00 $40 bucks short of a million dollars. That would go a long way in helping fund the DNR.

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