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    in reply to: Who is here? #2231419

    Test pic. Made up some sticks about a month ago

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    in reply to: New Posts #2231417

    yea with only 5 recent topics a lot of topics will be missed. yes im too lazy to scroll through all the sub-forums.

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    i have had some success with deep woods off. it doesnt last forever but seems to work for awhile.

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    in reply to: Ice House’s #1564130

    Quote by: relytretsemrub

    I’m talking like a Wheelhouse Permanent like a Yetti, Ice Castle, I dont know alot of other brands than those two

    I think this is what made me think he was looking for a permanent house. idk maybe I am wrong

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    in reply to: Ice House’s #1564154

    does anyone read anymore? the guy is asking about wheel houses. as in perminant pull behind your truck shantys.

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    in reply to: TEAL again> #1564431

    man im glad that teal season bumps the woodies. it gets em away from the dummies and into the sloughs further. im willing to chase em but most wont. i know we disagree some on here speng but im willing to take you into some good woodie holes. that are even better now then before teal season. what burns me is guys that claim that teal season some how educates these yearling ducks. how do they ever kill ducks down south that have been shot at for 60 days when we cant kill birds that have heard shots but never actually shot at?

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    in reply to: TEAL again> #1564444

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    Quote by: SADIEHAWKINS

    This really sucks. Typical Iowa DNR. I sure don’t know where they think they are putting more hunters on the water.

    Have to say this isn’t good news. Not many teal in the middle of the state………Im sure the flyway boys love it. Trying to raise young hunters is hard enough around here………..The old early seasons worked a lot better around here………….

    why is it harder to raise youth with the teal season? it should make them better hunters, having to actually i.d. birds and all. they still have any early season right during what is prime wood duck hunting in my area. also with youth season i think you have ample chances to get youth out in the 80 degree weather, with good wood duck, young mallard and teal hunting. i think people need to figure out that teal and other species use different types of habitat and more so different types with different times of the season. its alot like ice fishing for me. locate game, target game, then when game is gone figure out where they went, start all over.

    Maybe having a spot where there are a lot of teal would help…………not the central part of the state unless your talking big water and guys with 20ft boats…………potholes get blown out opening day if they have any and migrators……where???? In one day and out the other……As for “youth season”…….its one weekend ….2 days …….after the damn teal season is over and everything has been scared to death……….. 🙄 🙄 🙄

    Ill agree with the everything has been scared to death part. Early wood duck is not worth a darn in places where guys get out in numbers for teal. I wouldnt say harvest a lot of teal because thats rare unless you hit the right day. Here last season teal season was worthless. All it did was push out wood ducks but about the second week of the actual season our group of 4 all shot limits of all teal. Its boom or bust here but im still on the fence about whether or not its good for the whole waterfowling “experience”. People claim its good for “introducing” people to waterfowling but idk why you’d want to drag your kid put in an 80 degree swamp swatting bugs only to tell him “Woodies, dont shoot!” half the time. Were I a novice waterfowler I’d like a few flies it dies days where ID is not an issue but to each their own.

    I will concede this is just in my neck of the woods. No doubt there are parts of the state where hunters slaughter the teal, and the squeaky wheel gets the grease…

    teal and wood ducks do not use the same type of habitat. we are int the same region of the state speng. teal season will always be boom or bust because we do not hold resident teal. thats just how bwt are. they move, move, move, move. even the mojo guys in down in La, say that sometimes they have them and sometimes they dont on opener. thats the whole point of this season is to try to hit the majority of the BLUE wing teal migration. i agree i kill alot of teal later into the season, well into november some years. but blue wings mostly migrate during our teal season. might be at night, might be during the day, but they do move through. like anything new i think there is a learning curve to learn how to hunt. it helps as i used to travel some to do some early teal hunting before we got it here, granted, i think if guys would just get out of sitting on a bucket in the same spot day after day they might be suprised. i dont buy the whole central iowa doesnt have teal bs either. i have freinds in north central iowa that get multiple limits each season. not everyday but when they shoot they shoot a bunch. i have also hunted central iowa on opening day the last three years, because of an annual camping trip. the one area i found had nobody on it and took a couple guys from the camping group with me that dont hunt much. we where 4 short of a limit and on our way back to breakfast by 10 am. this is an area that i knew absolutley knew nothing about when i first hunted it. now i look forward to hunting teal there more than in my home range. just better teal habitat up there and zero pressure.

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    Quote by: SADIEHAWKINS

    This really sucks. Typical Iowa DNR. I sure don’t know where they think they are putting more hunters on the water.

    Have to say this isn’t good news. Not many teal in the middle of the state………Im sure the flyway boys love it. Trying to raise young hunters is hard enough around here………..The old early seasons worked a lot better around here………….

    why is it harder to raise youth with the teal season? it should make them better hunters, having to actually i.d. birds and all. they still have any early season right during what is prime wood duck hunting in my area. also with youth season i think you have ample chances to get youth out in the 80 degree weather, with good wood duck, young mallard and teal hunting. i think people need to figure out that teal and other species use different types of habitat and more so different types with different times of the season. its alot like ice fishing for me. locate game, target game, then when game is gone figure out where they went, start all over.

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    in reply to: Have you caught #1564477

    caught a northern jigging walleyes one time. had the exact same jig in the other corner of its mouth. had a mono knot on it. now i will never go away from braid

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    Quote by: mskursh

    there is an issue with 13-16 ipilots. their tech changed and it wonky’d up the spotlock. i’ve been in probably half a dozen boats with ipilot the last few years and i’ll concede that some are crazy and some are not. no rhyme or reason.

    my ipilot is version 1 ipilot and its about as accurate as can be. it stays within 5-10′ really well.

    i’ve seen some 2nd gens work just as well and i’ve seen some just be bonkers. spinning the boat around, rushing back to the spot at 10 (this is really fun when you are standing in the bow not paying attention)

    a lot of factors obviously. i find in the dead calm, mine sometimes doesn’t know what to do. but isn’t really ever an issue. in super windy/heavy current/choppy water, it will drift a bit but not much issues.

    the new terrova/ipilot is ridiculously accurate. i like the motorguides accuracy as well. and the jog funtion was awesome but the new MK has that now as well. i just prefer the MK as i like that their remote has information on it. the MG doesn’t.

    its funny listening to people gripe about their older ipilots that are for the most part working as intended (while completely acknowledging some are not working as intended). MK broke the mold with this tech. but as soon as 7 years is up and mg comes out with their own, now all the sudden its a pile of garbage. same guys were flaunting it 8 years ago.

    with the new tech right on the remote there is a setting for boat scale. so if your motor is over sized for the boat like mine is, you can dial back how hard the motor kicks on. so instead of almost getting dumped outta my bow it just smoothly rolls into the power

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    my new 80lb ipilot link came with an external heading unit that had to mount to the boat. thats why it is more exact than the older units. talks to the motor through blue tooth

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    10 yards is probably about right. the newer model is like 5 feet. a drift sock may help your boat from swinging around. i had the new version of the terrova out last weekend and it worked flawlessly. i also fish places with current which helps with boat swing.

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    boy they sure got a great conviction out of breaking the law! i always thought nobody was above the law. there is other ways of getting a conviction other than this way. what ever happened to just hiding in the bushes, watching the violation happen, and interogating all parties involved. it would be even easier with a guide. the client would be more than willing to roll over on someone they have no real relationship with. i think the officers identity thing is bs, either he busts em right there and his identity is shown there, or he testifys in court and still his identity comes forward

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    i have a feeling they were trying to build an acual case agaisnt him and wasted enough time and money on it that they threw in the towel and got what they could out of him

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    my problem with what happened to the duck guide is that the federal agent sworn to uphold the law, purposly broke the law just to nail a guy over 1 duck. i bet the officer could barely contain himself on the way back to the ramp. i wonder if he yelled Gotcha! when they stepped on shore.

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