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    in reply to: .22 handguns ? #1557111
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    Quote by: Bixahawk

    Lots of good info (some “not so much) but for the non-sarcastic ones thanks. I thought .22 because I have tons of ammo, so what about a .38, don’t really want to go to a .45.

    I have a Ruger SP101 in .357 (which will also shoot .38) and a Taurus 85 in .38. Both are good little wheel guns. I really like the Ruger and so does my wife. That’s her carry gun.

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    Quote by: baccusboy

    Much appreciated, and glad to get the 20ga home defense suggestion. Any thoughts on a 410 for home defense? Sonething my tiny wife would be less afraid of?

    Do you mean less afraid of as in recoil or over-all size of the weapon? If she is small framed and doesn’t like recoil she will not like shooting youth model 20 gauge shotguns. I have an 870 and a friend of mine had a mossberg 500, both in youth model 20 gauge, and they both kick like a mule with his danglers tangled up in a briar patch.

    I wouldn’t see anything wrong with using a .410 for a home defense gun. A 3″ #6 shot from a .410 will do some damage.

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    Late 80’s, about 14 years old on our family farm. Sat in a draw in the morning that deer liked to walk through, shot a doe within the first hour or so. I ran the 1/4 mile or so to the milk barn to tell my parents. As great of a feeling as that was, it doesn’t compare to sharing that experience with my kids. So far 3 of the 4 have shot deer. The youngest is 9 and wants to go next year.

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    It’s possible IMO. Gun laying against a stump or branch on the ground with a slight upwards angle to the barrel, safety off, clumsy and hyper bird dog excited to be out, dogs paw could possibly hit the trigger inside the guard and set the gun off. I don’t see this as a ploy to offset the ins. co from trying to collect. With today’s subrogation clauses the ins co of the man shot will go after compensation from the gun owner’s ins co regardless of CO report or what the individuals involved say.

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    The link shared by the OP is sensible and gets right to the point. Sharing that will get people to take notice.
    The DM Register link reads like a vegan propaganda letter.

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    Quote by: whiterook

    Back in the 60’s, 70’s & early 80’s. Some people were cross breeding a coyote to a domestic dog & or a Wolf to a domestic dog. The off-spring I seen were advertised in a well known newspaper in the pet section. I also know of a Family who also crossed a coyote with a dog. I suspect some of these hybrids over the years were either turned lose or had escaped captivity. Regardless of that scenario, it does happen in nature. Not ALL wild coyotes & domestic dogs are mortal enemies all year around. Come mating season sometimes a few of both canines get along rather well. Other times they are enemies.

    Over the decades I’ve hunted canine predators. I’ve managed to see a handful of coyote hybrids. One being very large, a dark rust color canine. Et all of the other ones were also on the large size vs the average run of the mill coyote. They are indeed a rare sight to behold. About as rare as seeing a wild Wolf.

    To you all, have a good predator season .

    About 4-5 years ago my daughter and I saw a hybrid coyote while mushroom hunting. It had a very dark, almost black, coat and looked a lot like a german shepherd. There were/are some german shepherd owners in the area that let their dogs roam 24/7, and it seems logical that one would breed to a coyote.

    My father in law had a wolf/shepherd mix years ago. When it came in heat (it was always caged outside) it would howl like a wolf, and coyotes (he swears wolves, but this is southern clayton county) would respond. So, it is logical.

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    Nice buck!

    149 1/2″

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    We usually do about 50-75 coon sets but didn’t do any last year. The prices didn’t make it worth taking the time off work. This year we’ll put out 20 or so sets starting sometime this week, not too many so we can check them fairly quick after work/school. My son and I enjoy it and really missed it last year.

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    https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/outdoor-recreation/hunting-equipment/trail-cameras/bladex8-led-scouting-camera/p-1444446517820-c-13897.htm?tid=-5058518044851803189&ipos=1

    ^ Link to the camera at menards. I have one and it works flawlessly. The flash is infrared, you can see a faint red flash when it goes off. That being said, you’ll want to place it somewhere out of line of sight of who you are trying to catch. I’d make a custom mount to put it up in a tree facing down so they can’t see it.

    I bought one of these and it also crap…all I got was a butt as it went by! I no longer am going to buy cheap trail cameras

    Mine takes approximately 3000 pictures a year and I’ve never had an issue. I also have a habit of positioning my cameras in a spot where they are catching a head on or walking away shot instead of broadside. That give me a snapshot of what’s ahead or behind of the deer I’m getting a picture of.

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    https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/outdoor-recreation/hunting-equipment/trail-cameras/bladex8-led-scouting-camera/p-1444446517820-c-13897.htm?tid=-5058518044851803189&ipos=1

    ^ Link to the camera at menards. I have one and it works flawlessly. The flash is infrared, you can see a faint red flash when it goes off. That being said, you’ll want to place it somewhere out of line of sight of who you are trying to catch. I’d make a custom mount to put it up in a tree facing down so they can’t see it.

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    Quote by: Hunt2Live_Miller

    Just got back from Wyoming Saturday. Harvested 2 does in 2 days, (Only had doe tags), if anyone is looking to expand their hunts as far as location goes I highly recommend a Wyoming antelope hunt. Very easy and very fun.

    Have you gone before? Have you tried the meat yet? I did a Wyoming antelope hunt a few years ago and enjoyed it, but couldn’t get past the sage taste in the meat. I marinated one of the loins for 24 hours, seasoned it, wrapped it in bacon, slow cooked it in my smoker, and still couldn’t finish eating it because of the over-whelming sage taste. I gave the rest of the meat I had to the Amish and they absolutely loved it. Maybe my family is just over sensitive to sage? 😀

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    I started out with four wheelers, a Honda Recon 250cc and then a Honda Foreman 500cc, then moved to side by sides with a Polaris Ranger 400cc, and now a Can Am Commander 1000cc 4-seat.

    After having both, I’d never go back to a four wheeler. I use my side by side for fishing, hunting, chores on the acreage, and cruising. This Can Am might be a bit of over kill for what I need but I got a good deal on it and it’s a fun cruiser. I can go from puttering around in the woods checking cams and clearing trails, to hauling rocks or whatever in the full size dump box, to cruising down the road with the radio playing at up to 70mph. But I wouldn’t go that fast of course because it’s illegal……

    The comfort, ease of operation, and all around usefulness of a side by side can’t be beat.

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    in reply to: First Deer #1561748
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    That’s awesome.

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    Quote by: TrapCyclone

    Does anyone have any experience with the Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner AT tires? How about Cooper Discoverer AT3 tires? Been looking at those as well as a couple others as I am likely going to need new tires before winter. Thought I’d ask on here to see if anyone has any experience with those tires and what your thoughts are.

    I’ve had good luck with the AT3. That’s what I usually run on my work truck.

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    Quote by: speng5

    While that can be true and especially so at areas near big metros (Hawkeye, etc) the nice thing about Iowa is you can usually (and I understand some parts of our state really suck for public ground more than others) drive 60-90 miles and come upon a few smaller perhaps county managed places where youll be the only car in the lot.

    Example: for as crowded as ne Ia and the amish area can get, Fountain Springs near Greeley isnt far. Ive yet to see someone turkey hunt it while Im doing the same. Deer season I have seen one other guy. And consider this, most of the time im hunting on a weekend.

    That’s a good point on Fountain. A lot of locals forget that it’s public hunting. It mainly gets used for trout fishing during the day and underage drinking parties at night. 😀

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    Quote by: maxx

    I wont comment on the derogatory comments he made about public ground but as far as pressure goes he is pretty much correct compared to WI.

    Depends where you’re at. I can show you some parts of far NE Iowa that are littered with hunters all seasons. Especially if you get in Amish area. It’s not uncommon during shotgun season to see a group drive a parcel an hour after the last group left.

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    in reply to: Las Vegas #1562206
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    Quote by: scherrman

    Is it a statistical fact though? Everything I’ve seen shows that the US has more mass shootings than anywhere else and the biggest difference between us and them is the amount of guns we have. This is just what I have been reading as of lately and I will admit that I have not done extensive research so you may be right.

    We also have a mental health issue in this country that for the most part is ignored, except for the Dr’s and pharmaceutical companies that just throw pills at the problem while mental health specific facilities lose funding and are shut down. We have a media industry that has gone from true journalism to a “reality TV” mentality that seems to only care about ratings and revenue that sensationalizes these situations. And we have younger generations that are somewhat numb to the shock of situations like what happened in Las Vegas because of social media and (yes I’m going to say it) violent role play video and online games.
    We do have a lot of problems in this country. Guns however are not at the top of that list. What drives people like this guy to commit these acts is what we really need to be focusing on.

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    We had a wireless system, and now have an in-ground system. Both work well, but we like the in-ground better due to the shape of our yard. My son put the same system in at his house and when he comes down to visit with his dog he brings her collar so he can let her run with our dogs in the yard and not worry about her. That’s pretty handy.

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    Are you trying to assume a deer’s gender? I’m triggered!

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    Quote by: Brad+Phillips

    St Olaf… tenderloin
    Gunder… burger
    Walker… broasted chicken

    ^ I’ve never had the chicken from Walker, but you can’t go wrong with St. Olaf and Gunder.

    The Big House in Petersburg has good burgers. (Used to be The Detour, changed hands recently and is really clean, which means something to those that know it as The Detour)

    The bar in Osterdock has great tacos on taco night, which I believe is Thursday night. They also usually do a hog/beef roast every summer.

    The Anchor Inn in Garber has oriental nights once in awhile. She puts on a good spread for that.

    If you get a chance, stop at JR Willie’s in Colesburg for a Willie Whopper.

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