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    Quote by: fishhook

    Four corners is on the list. Aloong with the Great sand dunes, Grand staircase, Bryce canyon, and bears ears.

    Just before you get to the sand dunes on the East side of the road is a place called Zapata Falls, the lane up to the parking lot is like going off road driving that is doable with a compact car even though it doesn’t look like it. From the parking lot, it’s a short hick uphill I’d say 1/4 mile to the water fall. to see the water fall, you’ll have to wade up a shallow stream (water is cold ) into a small rock canyon to see the water fall.
    On the Grand Canyon, I’d say go to the Main park ride the bus that will be free all the way out to Hermit’s point and walk the rim trail back to Mather point / visitor center. By doing this, most the trail walking is a slight down hill walk, the trail right on the rim edge pretty much the whole distance. The view from the trail is simply awesome compared to just going to the lookout point’s. Take refillable water bottle with you, there’s places along the way to fill it.
    Be sure to get a National Park pass before heading out. It cost something like $80.00 it’s worth it do to the Grand Canyon entry fee is like 30.00 or 35.00 buck’s a car and the Sand Dunes is the same. So if you hit any other National Parks it would pay for itself. Plan a whole day at the canyon hiking the rim trail and I’d say drive hwy 64/ Desert View Dr out to the other view point’s. A must stop the boy’s will enjoy that way is Desert View Watchtower, also known as the Indian Watchtower at Desert View, just google it.

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    in reply to: Ice out #1557331

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    Quote by: bowfisher

    Lol whatever, maybe you should simply take your own advice. Don’t like what ya read? Dont read it.
    Your track record on this website pretty much shows us all.
    Argue as you wish.

    I will not respond after this post as I have better things to do with my time other than bicker with you. Enjoy yourself.

    If you really wanna discuss there is the PM option. I can provide a phone number to reach me at.

    See, there’s the problem, I enjoy reading threads about crappie, normally I dont expect to be in the middle of them and read comments like the one you posted. Seemed a little random and completely off topic, but like I said, you two want to have some weird conversation the PM button exists for you guys also.

    Kid, there’s where the problem lies !!! You knew it was between them 2 and you just had to chime in on it rather then just reading it and moving on. There’s things in life you’re not going to like to see or hear that doesn’t mean you have to put your 2 cents in about it, just move on life is too short. And yes ,I know I should have just not said anything to like I normally would’ve. But like it or not, you’re the one that took this great post down the wrong path.

    On to the OP ? 2 ice jig’s under a float tiny float with the jig’s being about a foot apart tipped with your small minnows. Another fav. of mine is a bait called crappie stinger’s . In plastic’s, just look for a bait that’s small, thin and has good action with very little movement. I always run 2 bait’s on the same line and different color’s. Make sure your float is barely sticking out of the water . They tend to be very lite biter’s at ice out. When I say ice out there is skim ice on the bay’s / coves in the am. I caught my first 3 # crappie at ice out. I had to throw rocks out when I first got there to break the skim ice up to fish. 🙂

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    in reply to: Just a rock? #1558088

    Quote by: 30-hot-06

    Found this in a small creek in SW Iowa while metal detecting this summer. I am very new to artifact hunting and was curious in seeing if anyone thought this was more than just a natural occurrence. one side is flat, thought that maybe it could have been the start of a point and never got finished. Probably just wishful thinking though.

    http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/30-HOT-06/library/?view=recent&page=1#

    Don’t know how to upload picture hopefully url works.

    http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/30-HOT-06/library/?view=recent&page=1#

    I looks natural to me from here.

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    Anyone else wondering if the dog did discharge the shotgun like said, how high did the dog jump in the air when it happened ?

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    dont believe this story for even a moment.

    Why not? What would the DNR have to gain from making it up?

    Nothing- they are parroting the hunters story. The hunters are telling tall tales here for one reason or another. Possibly to keep the insurance company from suing the buddy for example (to cover the medical bills) or to spare them the embarrassment. Maybe they want to keep their friend out of trouble .

    Trigger guard. Shot in Back while the gun was on the ground – who puts a gun on the ground while hunting? Just about no one I know.

    Just none of the story makes sense

    I’m with you Bung, and the only one who knows diff. would be the guy’s and the dog’s. Either way, I bet the hunter’s learned something from it.

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    Quote by: Homerj

    Ram Hollow? I hope you’re in shape.
    Sny Magill up there also, as well as Bloody Run.

    Is it hilly or thick timber?

    Many deer up there? Feeding areas?

    Thanks,
    Jerry

    🙂 It’s billy goat country up there !!! You shot a deer at the edge of the hill good chance it will end up at the bottom and tenderized by the time it got there from banging off tree’s.

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    for using 110’s the best route would be to use 110 trap pan’s. I myself looking at the temps for in the next week on wouldn’t be messing with water set’s do to freezing water edges. Like Brad said above box culverts walls a good places to start but make sure you fence them into it making it look like a hole / tunnel. Something I used all the time was chicken wire fence and made half box tunnels to put them in. Put 110 in the center not on the ends by notching out a side for the spring to clear set and going off. You can place this set about anywhere the mink run on land and avoid most other critter’s. For example, on a creek bank edge high or low bank, just outside of a small culvert , as a extension of a drain tile, under a cut bank and just about anywhere else but in the water. I almost forgot, cover the set completely with weeds / ditch grass or what ever you want. This keeps your set working when you get freezing rain and snow and makes it look like a dark hole.

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    Congrats ❗ ❗ ❗

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    Do you know when are they planing to start the water draw down and are they going to relax the fishing reg’s ? Kent Park they netted allot of the fish and put them in a holding pond.

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    in reply to: Leather Working #1561740

    I’d try checking out some of the art & craft show’s. Its been years for me going to one, but there used to be at least 1 person there the worked with leather. That was in CR.

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    If it were me there would have been 1 wolf with a load of buckshot in it legal or not. If that wolf was not scared of people there and keep on it’s attack, nothing will stop it from going after a person. If it also didn’t show any effect from a shotgun shot into the air means it would have no fear of attacking a person. They need to learn to fear people . ps my dog is one of my kids and I’ll pick its life over a wild animals life every time . The three S,s would apply here, shot, shove on and shut up.

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    Quote by: Larry+Richard

    as a nearly original member, I would like to hear from Tony some more and what of Goody and Driftless? I second the motion on not losing the lost post, and those delicious musky recipes . doc

    😀 Same here Doc !!! Thanks Patrick

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    Quote by: Wolfdog

    I just think it is over fished. Same thing is going to happen at Lake Darling,was there when there was a group of 4 filleting 200 for one day fishing.

    Bingo, same thing with other lakes and sand pits turned into public lakes. If you have people keeping limits after limits of big 10″ + fish they run out quick. Then all you have is the nest to keep is 8-10″ fish after a year or 2 of that whats that leave you. I know they say you can’t fish them out and imo I say BS. It does’t take a degree to notice/see the changes within a few years.

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    Quote by: graybeard

    I don’t know how to copy/paste it, but if you Google Iowa fishing from bridges, there is a release from the Iowa DOT dated 5/11/2011 saying it is illegal to fish from any roadway or railroad bridge. Not saying I agree or obey, but it’s there.

    http://www.news.iowadot.gov/newsandinfo/2011/05/no-fishing-allowed-off-iowa-bridges.html

    Something like this?

    Someone from the DOT said it doesn’t make it a code of law. I haven’t been able to find the actual law saying it. I’m pretty sure if there was a law saying you couldn’t fish from the bridge’s, I would have received ticket’s from the DNR checking my fishing licence when fishing on them. I seem to think the county sheriff’s that stop and ask how the fishing is would say something to you too. But hey I could be wrong and just lucky that all the law officer’s that stop don’t know there is a law about it.
    🙂

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    Quote by: CRIA1576

    My wife, daughters, and extended family and friends catfish off rural bridges every spring and summer. The bridges we fish are in Carroll and Greene counties, always on gravel, and we’ve never had so much as a marginally risky moment doing so. Most people that drive by stop, roll down a window, and ask if anything is biting. We’ve never been forced to “eat dust” by some moron blasting down the road.

    As with anything else, a little common sense goes a long way to preventing accidents. Personally, we don’t fish bridges at night, and I can see the increaed risk if a guy or group doesn’t have a lantern or other source of steady light to let people know where they’re at. However, to say we need to outlaw fishing from *ALL* bridges would be a gross overreach by “the man”. Most busy and paved bridges already have signage to prevent fishing and we should simply leave it at that. No harm no foul.

    If you haven’t tried fishing from a rural bridge on a beautiful spring afternoon/evening than I suggest you try it before you condemn it. The benefits are many including more effective presentation of your bait, being able to stay dry and out of the mud and nettles, and rolling a window down and listening to some tunes while you have a cold one with friends and family.

    Don’t knock it before you try it friends.

    BINGO I agree with every thing here. If you have never tried fishing from a creek bridge during or just after a thunder storm when the water is rising, you’ve been missing on killer cat bite’s !!!!

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