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    in reply to: Where ya been? #2946539

    We have covered a few places during trips and such. Reel em Inn Lodge on Lake of the woods is an annual summer thing. A couple years ago we went down to Grenada, MS for crappie in March. Lake Okeechobee we did once too. You didn’t tell us where you have ventured?!

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    Buddies and Dad were out north of Wiota on some farm ponds on Sat.. Didn’t say how much they were on, but also heard nothing of how little ice they were on. I can’t imagine there being any issues, but always use caution I guess.

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    in reply to: Crossbow tages #2944338

    I think Scruffy is correct. Only late season muzzy where you can use a crossbow without a cross bow permit. The crossbow doesnt apply to 1st or 2nd season shotgun.

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    in reply to: Crossbow tages #2944323

    My understanding is that you do not get a crossbow tag, rather you can use a crossbow with a normal deer tag for the late season (perhaps early season muzzy as well?). As far as the youth using a crossbow during the normal bow season, that has not happened in Iowa yet.

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    Beat me to it. I was just getting on to the same thing! So I’ll just say what Oldbear said.

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    I think this debate is interesting and one worth having. Sure it seems like a simple a question with an easy answer no matter which side you are on. But does anyone think it would depend on the firearm the person was carrying? I mean someone with a permit to carry who has a glock on them seems much less likely to get in trouble vs. Someone who has a scoped bolt action rifle in say like a .243. I’m not saying this kind of situation should make a difference¬† in the outcome, but it seems like it would play a huge role to me.

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    No experience with a Red Dot, but I after having a scope on my muzzle loader, I wouldn’t ever have a muzzy without one. I like the adjustable zoom that a scope provides and with a good scope you can see better in low light situations. I do hunt in a lot of more open country though. So if I see a buck in my binocs, I can get my gun up in advance, and follow him through the scope.

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    in reply to: Ice Electronics #2942972

    While I agree with the statement, there is just too many good things going on before we get too ice fishing! Its amazing how many people we have had coming into the shop lately and asking for ice stuff. We have 3 months! probably anyway…

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    Im a proponent of natural looking blinds like brush piles. Have also had luck with fence posts and snow fence then weaving grass and such through the snow fence. Honestly though, sitting up against the base of a tree is probably a very good bet. We killed a lot of deer this way before we finally put up a blind like a described above in the spot. I also shot one of my biggest deer ever sitting at the base of a tree as my dad was sitting against the same tree. Sitting still will likely be better than anything. I also tend spray things before every hunt, don’t know if it works, but it sounds like a good idea in my head.

     

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    in reply to: Bow Question #2942959

    I would imagine there is some things you could do to remove some of the smell. Leaving it outside will help, I would also consider spraying it with a baking soda solution, wiping it down, spraying with something like dead down wind before heading to the stand. Too me there should be much issue getting the smell out of it. I also believe that if they are smelling the bow, they will probably smell you too.

    Like the ECFirearms, I would be more concerned about potential damage as I have no idea how a bow could take on that kind of smell.

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    in reply to: Who is here? #2231698

    Im here too. Felt like the site was down forever and I got out of the habit of checking in way too much haha. Update looks good!

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    If anybody happens to make it to the show tonight, stop by the Hank’s booth in the North end zone and say hi to Alex! FWIW Im’ Alex and will be working at that booth.

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    llwellsetter (spelling??) You hit the nail in the head in that the issue is with society. This is such a long process to fix society, that I think measures need to be taken to stop these shootings before we get society fixed.

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    llwellsetter (spelling??) You hit the nail in the head in that the issue is with society. This is such a long process to fix society, that I think measures need to be taken to stop these shootings before we get society fixed.

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    I understand where you are coming from but you seem to be taking stuff too far. He is saying firearm training and it stops at training. Every teacher would be required to take the training but not every teacher would be required to do anything else with it (like carrying a firearm during class hours).The people that do end up wanting to carry would be carrying for the reason they learn CPR…to save a childs life, not because they want to kill another person. So, I think it is logical.

    Also, how I can see how someone thinks it is a national security issue. Just because you think it isnt a national security doesnt make it illogical (is that even a word lol).

    There was also other options aside from a National Guard member or security personel at every door. Like locking the doors down from the outside and have security at the few main entrances. You could also go as far as giving the school the option to do this. If they wanted to take it out of their budget to so this stuff they could, if they don’t fine. They just run the risk of a shooting happening quicker than had they opted for security.

    Taking it too far? Are you kidding me? There is now way on earth you can implement mandatory firearms training for anyone, especially teachers. Hell we have soldiers that can get away with never handling a firearm. Go to a school board meeting and discuss this, I dare you.

    Also, Iowa has over 1700 schools serving nearly 500,000 kids. In Des Moines alone, East High, Valley, Lincoln, Waukee, etc. have at or near 2000 kids. Let’s just use your (5) guards per school number for the sake of needing a number. Are you going to permanently deploy over 8000 guard members or hire private security at around $60K a year plus benefits to cover this? That’s nearly $500 Million a year just in salaries. It’s insane.

    Also, schools don’t get options. Sometimes Districts do but not individual schools. This is so much bigger that you aren’t even considering the red tape that would be thousands of miles long, let alone the parents and the teachers, local law enforcement, etc. It would be worse than the TSA for crying out loud.

    As for not a National Security issue, I think this is pretty self explanatory.

    Again, I get the desire for a solution, I really do, but these are pushing the line of absurd and I know the left would definitely think it’s absurd. And if you think they are anti 2A now just think how far this kind of thinking will push them.

    Solutions HAVE TO BE social and community based. Meaning, everyone has to be on the same team. Alienating one side or another never works and that’s all this will do. So while the left pushes the anti gun agenda, those on the side of the Constitution have to put forth some realistic ideas that are thoughtful and meaningful. Security measures, like retrofitting doors, key cards, maybe even a fast pass to get into a parking structure might work but even these will be such a headache for a large school to accommodate I don’t know what the solution is.

    I don’t disagree with you. Im just saying you are taking what he is suggesting and adding on to it to make it more extreme. 5 guards is ridiculous and impractical but no one said 5 per school besides you. I know at the HS that I attended has changed the way do things. I tried to go back and meet with the assistant AD and tried to walk right in like normal..that didn’t work. I had to buzz in and talk to the secretary.

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