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  • rad12086
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    An E-stamp can be purchased online from the US Fish & Wildlife Service which is good for 45 days while an actual stamp is mailed. For more information, see https://www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp/e-stamp.php

    rad12086
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    This proposed increase in license fees is to try,as nearly as possible in the face of increased costs (along with everything else) and numerous cuts in funding by the legislature, to maintain the current level of service. Without it there will be deep cuts in both personnel and services.

    I look at this as being the cost of one crank bait or one box of steel shot shells. If you are hunting or fishing, these are minor costs of doing what you like to do.

    User fees for parks and other facilities are a no go as long as Branstad is in control. Last year he line-item vetoed funding for a study of using card readers in conjunction with establishing a park user fee, saying users should not have to pay extra to make use of State-funded facilities. We had a small user-fee for state parks in the late 80’s. This only lasted about five years due to the many complaints from people who were not purchasers of hunting or fishing licenses. These fees were directed strictly for state park costs.

    None of our license fees go into the General Fund. Every penny stays with the IDNR. Their only other source of operating revenue is what the legislature and governor decide to allow them.

    As to not getting answers from IDNR personnel, they are barred from talking about funding under threat of losing their jobs. This comes from an acquaintance who is a former IDNR employee.

    rad12086
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    in reply to: Water Levels #1579589
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    According to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/?n=frequentlyaskedquestionsandfactsheets, the gauge zero reference is an arbitrary elevation. It has nothing to do with actual water depth.

    In the case of Cedar Falls, the flood stage of 88 feet is based on an old city datum where elevation 100 was the top of the first step of the old City Hall, which no longer exists. This was not changed when the USGS installed a river gauge because the residents knew where the water level would be on their property when the guage read 94.5, for example. An arbitrary reading of 18.5 (which would have corresponded to an arbitrary flood stage of 12 feet) would give them no indication of where the water level would be.

    rad12086
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    rad12086
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    Rules for the club tournaments are also available on the “Tournaments” tab at the top of the web page.

    rad12086
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    I bought a pair of folding ramps at Menards. I keep one in the bed of the truck to use to get my Frabill Trekker into the bed. Unfold the ramp and set one end on the end gate. Set one end of the Trekker on the ramp and push it into the truck bed. Works great!

    rad12086
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    It’s called a carrier assembly. Check out http://www.crowleymarine.com/parts.html.

    rad12086
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    in reply to: Transom #1695904
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    When I replaced the wood in my Polarkraft transom two years ago, I ordered stainless machine screws, washers and nuts from the Fastenal website. Used a flat washer on each side and added a bit of silicon caulk when the head of the screw was an inch from the transom before tightening everything down. Everything has been bone-dry so far.

    rad12086
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    Count me in!

    rad12086
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    I’m going to guess your GPS unit takes lat/lon in decimal degrees. To convert the lat/lon on the PDF, divide the seconds (the last three digits) by 60, add this to the minutes (the middle two digits) and divide this by 60 again, then add this to the degrees (the first two digits). You now have decimal degrees to enter into your GPS. The only caveat is to make sure the longitude either says West or is a negative number, as longitude is measured east from Greenwich, England and we are roughly 93 degrees west of Greenwich.

    For example, for waypoint A on the Saylorville structure map the latitude is:
    36.9/60=0.615+44=44.615/60=0.743583+41=41.743583
    and the longitude is:
    12.2/60=0.203+43=43.203/60=0.720056+93=93.720056.

    Again, as this is a west longitude this should be entered as a negative number unless there is a “W” someplace on the screen. If you forget the west longitude you will end up someplace in central China.

    rad12086
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    Had my last one at 11:45 pm, Feb. 17, 2010 after 36 years of smoking. Doctor told me I couldn’t have any after midnight the night before my triple-bypass. Haven’t had one since. By the time I was back to work four weeks later, most of the urges were gone. Only had to resist a few triggers over the next six months. Now, even those are gone!

    rad12086
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    In short, no, you don’t have to take an Iowa hunter safety course. Your Wisconsin hunter education is recognized by the Iowa DNR, but you might need a copy of your certification from Wisconsin.

    From the IA DNR website:

    Q: What if I took hunter education in another state?
    A: Iowa recognizes hunter education certificates issued by another state and some foreign nations.

    rad12086
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    It doesn’t look like Kyle is going to post the results, so here goes. Due to the high water and the cold temps, no legal fish were caught or weighed for the tournament . Very few of the twelve participating boats even had a bite. Only saw a couple of local boats on the river all day. That mid-20’s ride up the river Saturday morning was an eye-opener, to say the least!

    rad12086
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    Try [https://programs.iowadnr.gov/specialevents/Search.aspx]

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