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StickmanParticipantJuly 22, 2009 at 8:21 pmPost count: 788StickmanParticipantJuly 22, 2009 at 6:45 pmPost count: 788
Quote by: alwaysfishing1
what do you do if you shoot a buck, im just wondering if you can keep the head, i eat all my deer anyway, but just wondering if you can keep the rack?
You can keep the rack. Some lockers will cut them off for you when you arrive. There may be a small fee for this. I alway bring my own saw along and cut them off the way I want when I get there. Otherwise you could start cutting it off at home and leave it attached by a thread so when you get there, it only takes a few seconds to totally detach it. They just want to see it attached so it can be verified as a whole carcass and the head/rack was attached when it was delivered. They will then take the transportation tag off the rack and keep it with the donation.
There are 84 lockers signed up for hush as of today. A list of all the lockers can be found at: http://www.iowadnr.gov/other/hush/locker.htmlStickmanParticipantJuly 22, 2009 at 5:00 amPost count: 788StickmanParticipantJuly 20, 2009 at 10:01 pmPost count: 788
I would have to agree with T-Jay on this one. Fish edges of weed lines on west. Miller’s bay/emerson bay area. If you are after some good eating fish try for some yellow bass on east okoboji. They taste great to be honest with you. Lindy with a crawler/leech may also produce some walleyes as well on east. That’s if the yellow’s don’t get to it first. This time of year go deep on east which is the south main basin of the lake. Get out early and later in the afternoon to get around the boat traffic.
If you are staying near the bridge the Berkley outlet should only be about a 10 min drive at the most depending on how busy it is this week.
Bait shops- I always go to Stan’s on the north side of Milford. On the east side of Hwy 71 from Perkins resturant. But all of them are good.StickmanParticipantJuly 18, 2009 at 5:27 pmPost count: 788StickmanParticipantJuly 13, 2009 at 3:23 pmPost count: 788StickmanParticipantJuly 10, 2009 at 4:00 pmPost count: 788StickmanParticipantJuly 9, 2009 at 6:05 pmPost count: 788StickmanParticipantJuly 9, 2009 at 4:15 pmPost count: 788
I have fished at Grand Forks a couple of times, but that has been 7 years or more ago. We always stayed at a motel, so I can’t help you with a campground to stay at. We always launched the boat at the boat ramp on the north side of town on the west side of the river. From there we went north and fished pretty much in the first 3 miles of the river. Be careful as there is some sandbars that can sneak up on you. Our best area was on the first big bend near an open pasture and farm house about 1 mile north of the ramp. The farm house and pasture is on the west side of the river. Used cut chubs, shrimp, and frogs on circle hooks. I think our biggest in that area was about 18 pounds or so.
We now go to Lockport/Selkirk every year for the cats. It’s true when they say the further north the bigger the fish. Our average fish near Lockport/Selkirk is probably 22 pounds with many pushing 30 pounds and even larger.
Hope this helps.StickmanParticipantJuly 8, 2009 at 2:44 amPost count: 788StickmanParticipantJuly 3, 2009 at 6:57 pmPost count: 788
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Quote by: jdpartsman
It is legal to use a ML during shotgun season? I have heard of this before, never gave it much thought I guess.
very legal to use! 😀
It’s a no brainer for you to just save the money and use what you already have. If you are a still hunter, gosh, you need to use your smoke pole. Party hunting I would give the edge to the shotgun for reload reasons.StickmanParticipantJuly 3, 2009 at 6:45 pmPost count: 788
Quote by: alwaysfishing1
I know every gun is differant, but i just got a mossberg 500 20 gauge with a 28in fully rifled barrel, and was wondering if anybody else shoot a 500 and what slugs were grouping good for them. ive bought 3 differant brands of rifled slugs to try, then im gonna try the sabbots next, but i wanted to know what every one else shot.
In my opinion, you should save the money and not even try shooting the rifled slugs. My understanding is rifled slugs are to be used only in smooth bore barrels. I shoot a mossberg 500 20 ga just like the one you have. When I first bought the barrel I tried 3 different brands of sabot’s. Remington, Federal 3 inch, and winchester. I found that winchester gave me the best grouping of all of them. I shot partitian gold and platnum tips. While the gold’s carry more feet per second, the plantnum tips were more accurate. So I now carry only platnum tips but with this they cost a pretty penny. Make em count!!StickmanParticipantJune 22, 2009 at 7:16 pmPost count: 788StickmanParticipantJune 19, 2009 at 3:15 pmPost count: 788