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    I’m not sure on the details but I’m pretty sure Rock Valley gun club does 3 gun matches. Also, depending on how far you are from Sioux Falls, you should check out the Sioux Falls Practical Shooters. They do a couple 3 gun matches a year as well. Otherwise Ankeny is the closest.

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    Check out Diamond Lake near Montezuma. Lots of places to camp lakeside, especially if you tent camp. I loved camping here when I lived in central IA.

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    Thanks for the help. I say cheap because 90% of my meat will likely be ground and I don’t want to spend a lot just to have it ground. I’ll make a few calls if I have some time this afternoon!

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    I hunt around the Osage area and the best 2 days for me historically have been the 7th and 11th. I’m taking Nov. 8-16 off personally, although I wish I could get an extra day off and hunt Friday the 7th. Good luck!

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    Mchmss where u located?? It sounds like you’re very close to me with the Big Sioux and Rock river(Im in Rock Rapids). I don’t think my wife wants to tag along, and I’d be more than willing to carpool over Saturday…as long as there’s still a good report. 😀

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    Any updates on Storm? I need to know if I’m packing my stuff tonight to leave after work tomorrow afternoon 😀 I’m hoping the cooler weather hasn’t slowed the bite down.

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    A couple years ago I lived near Grinnell and I always checked with Brownell’s in Montezuma. It was nice because they could get almost anything I wanted and I could pick it up and not pay hazmat. I’m not sure where you are located but that might be an option.

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    Hopefully the bite stays hot all week. I’d love to drive down and fish Saturday afternoon/evening. I’m a BVU Alum and it’s been a while since I’ve been back to SL.

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    I’m in far NW IA, and I’m more than willing to help someone learn too. Mostly use a Dillon 550, but I’ve done my fair share of reloading on the Lee single stage kit when I started off also.

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    They were splashing at the Hawarden SW pit Saturday evening.

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    My EDC is usually my trusty Gerber fast draw. I have nicer, more expensive knives but this one gets the nod 90% of the time because I tend to be hard on them as well and I don’t want to beat up my “good” knives. 😀 Between $30-$40 and well worth it IMO. I’ve had mine for almost 7 years now.

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    My wife bought the D5100 combo on Black Friday and from what I’ve played with it so far I’m impressed. I have absolutely zero knowledge with photography so I’m also interested in hearing the sports lens/setting combos you guys use. We have been taking it to the local HS games to try and learn how to use it a little better.

    BTW, I LOVE that sunset photo. 😀

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    Best way…..good old practice. The best thing I did for my shooting was getting into 3D. You learn a lot about your abilities and weak spots, and it’s incredibly fun.

    You are likely pulling or lifting your head on the shot attempting to see where the arrow goes. This changes your anchor at the last moment and causes the inaccurate shot. The other possible reason for the shot missing is not bending at the waist when shooting uphill/downhill.

    I keep my eyes on the target through the sight after the shot, and 99% of the time I will see the arrow at impact. Lighted nocks help a lot too.

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    I had the HHA and loved it but later went to a multi-pin for my hunting bow. I just put together a target bow for indoor with an AXT Driver sight and it is working well also. Very smooth gear drive and is solid. Go with the .19 pin. My HHA was .19 and MUCH brighter and easier to pick up than the .10 on my AXT sight.

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    Got two last weekend with the hypodermic and my hunting partner went out to get some after he saw the results. Just nasty holes. I can’t figure how to post pics but they’re impressive.

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    Stuff happens. If it happens again why don’t you politely tell them it is private and ask them to run elsewhere? Kindness goes a long way. Unless they were purposely trying to wreck someone’s hunt, I’m sure they would be a little disturbed to know that someone was watching/hunting their route. There are a ton of naive people out there…..if they aren’t familiar with hunting they probably think it’s too early for deer season yet.

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    I tried mine (HSS Ultralite)over my bibs and under my coat last weekend and it worked fine. I’m still able to reach the suspension relief strap should I need it so I don’t see anything wrong with it. The lineman’s belt loops are right at the bottom of my jacket so it worked pretty slick. However the shoulder straps tended to dig into my neck over time and I’ll probably go back to wearing it outside of my coat.

    One tip I’ll give is buy one of the rope style tree straps. Much easier than trying to thread the tree strap through the top of your harness, and it goes on the tree a lot easier than the tree straps. And, you can set it high enough in the tree that it is simple to adjust for proper height when standing up vs sitting. They also make a rope style lineman’s belt but I haven’t tried one.

    I pack my hang-on in and out each time, so I’m always attached when going up and down(set-up and teardown). IMO the most important time to be clipped in is when into or out of the stand.

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    Yes the ones that come with a stand can be a pain to put on, but for your family’s sake take the extra 2 minutes to put it on and use it. I upgraded because of the comfort and ease of putting it on/taking it off, but I have many hunts with an old gorilla harness that came with a stand. Take the time and actually try one on, most of them are not as bad as people think 😉

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    Since he is obviously too cool to wear it, I have an extra harness from a new Millenium stand that I will send someone free of charge if they will actually put it to use. Since I bought the HSS I won’t use it and I’d like to help someone out if I can.

    I thought the same way as rooster for a long time, but then I realized how much of a burden it would be on my friends and family if something serious would ever happen.

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    I was using the cheap ones that came with my climber for a while but this year I’ve purchased a HSS Ultralight and I love it so far. I was actually hoping to get the Muddy harness, but Scheels in Sioux Falls doesn’t carry them anymore. I also looked at the big game one(tree spider clone) but didn’t like how the lineman’s belt attachments were placed so low and far back. My HSS came with a lineman’s belt too so that saved me ~$20. I have no regrets with mind and would highly recommend it.

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