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  • AvatarIA at heart
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    I bet those guys were conducting the dreaded squirrel drive……..sorry, I couldn’t resist. Long time no see by the way, seems like years since I have been on or posted here. Where the hell is everybody?

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    in reply to: Who is here? #2231514

    Testing 1, 2….IA at heart here…..Testing 1, 2

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    Hey thanks for the comments and feedback. Via this post, I got some .54 ammo of various “flavors” including some of the Hornadys many of you spoke highly of, all from a fellow member on this site. I knew he wouldn’t take money so I gave him a nice NWTF knife I had laying around from a recent banquet. I think we both were happy 😀

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    Thanks IAcraig…..I thought for sure I had updated my bio when I moved here a few years back, I will take a look and fix it……thanks again for the offer.

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    Thanks again for all the great responses. I at least have a few things to try out now. O R, if you find some of the Maxi Hunters, let me know. I would gladly pay you for them. I am in the DSM metro area.

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    Thanks, I guess I will have to do some shooting this off season and try out those Hornadys. Yea, the Maxi Hunters were 435 grain and damn near lifted a deer slightly off its feet when you hit it. Quick, clean, humane kills with little to no tracking is why I liked them. I’m hoping I can find something as good.

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    http://www.petfinder.com

    Easy as can be, type in Beagle and put the area you are looking. You wont find a more loyal companion than a dog you rescued. Check it out when you are ready. Good luck.

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    in reply to: Sheds?? #1557016

    Thanks much for the responses, appreciate it. I sure hope I don’t get skunked by trespassers again this year 😡

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    https://www.petfinder.com/search/dogs-for-adoption/us/ia/urbandale/?breed%5B0%5D=German+Shorthaired+Pointer&distance=Anywhere

    Quite a few good looking GSP right here, including some pups, all looking for a great home. Something special about a bond between a rescue dog and its owner, take a look, you never know.

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    in reply to: Tag info #1559288

    As a former NR of many years, I briefly offer the following general info

    For the basis of this info, my assumption is you are wanting to buck hunt, not doe hunt. There are multiple zones and weapons you can apply for a NR tag. Some you can get a tag quickly others it takes many years. As an example, a bow tag (again for a buck) in a high demand zone like zone 5 will likely take you 3 to 4 years to get a tag with each year costing you $50 or $60 or so for the privilege of applying. Then when you do get drawn in year 3 or 4, your all in costs for tags, licenses, etc are in the neighborhood of $600 or so.

    On the flip side of that, if you want to gun hunt and you choose a low demand zone like 1 or 2, they routinely do not sell out of the allotted quota of buck tags in the first go round. So, it is likely you can get drawn for a tag pretty much every year.

    Click on the link on the DNR tab and read the NR deer hunting application guide, pay attention to the number of applicants in each zone by weapon and you can very quickly figure out where your best odds of getting a tag are. Good luck and enjoy our fine state when you get here!

    By the way, your application has to be sent in around May, and they draw in June sometime. Pay attention to the dates, you miss them, you are screwed.

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    Lots and lots of places, in fact probably hundreds of places, besides Walmart sell tags.

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    in reply to: Party Hunting #1559888

    so the NR hunter gets to shoot a buck every year (or at least try). Seems like a pretty big hole in rule book to me.

    It’s not really a hole in the rule book, it is the rule book. Party hunting, essentially, means tag sharing. You can share tags with someone else. It does not matter what zip code that tag was purchased from. If it is a valid tag, you can share it, period.

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    in reply to: Party Hunting #1560040

    Yea, if you get a chance, please report back on what you find. I have not been a NR since 2013 but back then it was ONE antlerless only (if you did not get drawn for an any sex tag) and they were allocated up by county with a grand total of 4500 available. This did not count against the resident numbers or quota. The only exception I recall is if you were a NR landowner, you could always buy a doe only tag, which I did every year I did not drawn in the lottery. Thank goodness, those days are behind me……..damn non-resident landowners :mrgreen: You old timers who remember me from years past will appreciate that last comment 😀

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    in reply to: Party Hunting #1560046

    As a former NR, I am almost certain he will NOT be able to buy another tag. Unless something has changed in the last few years for NR, which I don’t believe it has, he can only buy one doe tag. Like someone said, if he goes online and tries, he will find out quickly. Enjoy the season with your buddies.

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    If they allowed high power rifles they would have to get rid of party hunting.

    I assume you mean “deer drives” and not party hunting, right? So many people use those terms interchangeably when really they are two different things.

    Driving deer is a method of hunting that can be used in any season. Whereas party hunting is the ability to put your tag on a deer someone else shot or to put someone else’s tag on a deer you shot; basically sharing tags regardless of method of hunting used. This can be done with two guys sitting in stands all day a mile a part or it could be done while conducting a deer drive.

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