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    Here’s a pointer….take more and share!!! Those are awesome!!

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    It definitely looks fun!!! I thought about getting scuba certified and going up to the lakes and scuba diving! Always thought it’d be fun!
    All those walleye are pretty darn cool!!!

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    if you buy plat books, its worth it. Each plat book costs $30 per county, but you can buy the app and have the whole state of Iowa. I have it and I use it quite a bit!

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    We shot some years ago and ended up only cutting the back straps out of the sows and grilled them up that night! They were pretty tasty and no one in our group of 12+ got sick. We just wished we had more!!!

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    I always told myself I would never join the “Pinterest” gang. But after a few nights on the wife’s account I actually got my own account. They have some pretty cool ideas on there. I’d recommend looking at Pinterest for several good ideas! It has provided me many idea that I used when I finished my basement/”Man Cave.”

    Here is my wall(s):

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    Can I suggest that you look back through the predator forum for such topics. I know there are several that have many responses to this subject that are very helpful. I know cuz I started the same discussion a few years back

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    I need money too, and I wouldn’t sell them! you’ll probably never ever see something like that again!

    About 10-12 years ago, I stumbled upon 2 deer that were locked, while I was pheasant hunting. 1 was dead and had been dead for a long time and the other still alive (don’t know how). We tried separating them, and during that, broke a tine off of the live deer, which allowed them to easily come apart. I didn’t bother cutting the head off the other because it was so rotten and stunk so bad. Now today, 10 years later, i wish i would have cut the head off and dealt with the stink for a few hours/days and had it as a story to tell. All i have to show is the small tine that broke off (about 3″ long). And they were both big deer! not quite as big as yours, but they weren’t small either!

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    I would think that if it was shot “accidentally” when a guy shot at a bird and the falling shot hit the deer, that the bb’s would bounce off. I’ve been hit by falling BB’s waterfowl hunting on a marsh with other groups and they just bounced off. Granted they may have stung a little on bare skin. But even with the thick hair of the deer, I see it extremely hard for the bb’s to penetrate the skin.

    I would have never thought about “grandma” protecting her garden.

    But I still find it hard to believe that this was an “intentional” thing when the bb’s were mostly found in the “kill zone”/front shoulder…

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    Last time I was out was thanksgiving weekend in NW Iowa. That Saturday my brother and I got our limits in one spot with a bonus yote. Then my dad and I went out Sunday and got our limits in another spot. just from what I’ve seen in the few times I’ve been out this year in our spots, I would say it isn’t quite as good as last year. Now I’m not saying it’s a down year in NW Iowa, but that’s what I’ve noticed from our private spots. Most of our ground produces birds all season. Some of our hot spots aren’t so hot this year and have been quite a let down!!! I have noticed them sitting pretty tight is year. We’ve walked past more birds than usual.
    Can’t wait for some snow and to get after them over the holidays and the end of the month. I got a week of vacation to burn and plan on chasing some sky carp and ditch chickens for a few days!

    Good luck to you all that still plan to go out a few more times!

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    Just out of curiosity, was this nw Iowa with only bucks being in the picture? I’m excited for this weekend and hope to have your kind of luck!

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    There is a guy in storm lake by the name of Jeff klatt who is pretty good. I’ve seen some of his work first hand. http://www.runawaysaws.com

    Otherwise google “Iowa chainsaw artist”. There are a few names that pop up there

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    Quote by: Heinrix_54

    I’ve shot one duck this year in northwest Iowa.

    ONE…

    I feel your pain. I’ve drove around all morning Saturday by myself looking for something to jump (most of Palo Alto, and parts of clay and emmet) and managed to come up with 3 gadwall. Saw MAYBE 50-75 ducks total! Most being on Trumball lake.

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    Quote by: maxx

    I haven’t used him yet but the guy I use to do my deer suggested Mike Stegmann out of Marshalltown.

    If my guy suggest him I trust his judgment because he is excellent on Deer.

    I would recommend him as well. He has done a couple for me that I’m happy with and I have a few friends that have taken a few to him and have been very happy!

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    What part of the state are you from? It will help with recommendations. How far are you willing to travel?

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    Quote by: OutdoorsFreak

    What is the best way to freze a few morels?

    I put some fresh morels in a quart size bag, fill it with water, then freeze it. Then when you want to eat, run under warm water to melt the ice and they are pretty close to still fresh.

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    Malloy game birds in state center

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    10-4! Thanks guys!

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    I didn’t know that you can’t renew if you are from a different county. My permit now is from my home town. Since then I’ve moved to a different county. I applied for my renewal and they called a couple weeks later and said that they can’t renew permits from other counties. So now I have to pay $50 instead of $25. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me!

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    I’m from there grew up on the lake. My brother goes fishing EVERY night, whether it is at home, spirit lake area, Ruthven area, etc. He travels all over fishing! But I know he’s spent a few nights on 5 island within the last few weeks and has gotten into a little bit of everything (walleye, bass, perch, crappie). He said he had 4 walleye the one night within the first 15 minutes. But seems like he’s been getting into the stripped bass(?)(whatever the invasive species is). They never used to be in the lake, but, unfortunately, somebody introduced them and I know last year he gets into them pretty good!!! Don’t ask where cuz I have no clue! I don’t really talk to him about it, but if his postings of pictures almost EVERY night of a bucket full of fish is any indication, I’d say they are biting. Just gotta find the right spot.
    But if I had to guess, I think he fishes up at the north end of the lake.

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    I got married and don’t get to hunt anymore! 😥

    Just kidding! She’s a sweetheart cuz she still lets me go with the guys!! She actually enjoys the weekends with the house to herself!

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