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    Deer Hunting

    Was just wondering if any fellow Cyclone fans are going to be heading out in the early morning to hunt some deer. I hunt in North Central Iowa over by Geneva and Ackley.


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    Re: Deer Hunting

    I got an email today of a bobcat that was found in a trap near Ackley......How can I post the pics???

    Its a legit find too!



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    Re: Deer Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by waynemorgan View Post
    I got an email today of a bobcat that was found in a trap near Ackley......How can I post the pics???

    Its a legit find too!
    You can attach the pics using the paper clip in the reply toolbar.

    You know they've opened a season in southern iowa for bobcats?



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    Re: Deer Hunting

    Chuck Humeston, who works for the DNR, brought this Bobcat in to IVESCO today.
    It was caught over by Ackley in a trap, that someone had set for a racoon.
    It was dead when the person checked the trap.
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    Re: Deer Hunting

    The Ames area is full of Bob-Cats.

    Skunk River has netted at least one dead Mountain Lion a few years ago.

    This morning, I woke up to 4 inches of fresh snow, and my wife calling for me to look out the window. A Roe Buck was pulling our rose bush over the fence, so one of his Does could eat the rose flowers. (Roe are the little rabbit-looking deer common in Europe.)

    I'd love to go shoot some deer with you guys. Especially if Iowa would grow up and allow rifle hunting.


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    Re: Deer Hunting

    You can use a high power during the January antlerless only season, at least in the southern two teirs of counties. I use a newer black powder rifle during regular gun season, decent range and accuracy.



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    Re: Deer Hunting

    Since this is a Hunting Thread, How do you tell a Redneck with an OWI?


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    Re: Deer Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by herbiedoobie View Post
    I'd love to go shoot some deer with you guys. Especially if Iowa would grow up and allow rifle hunting.
    Thank God Iowa doesn't allow rifle hunting. Far too many idiots out there during shotgun season. I gave up shotgun hunting years ago because of it.

    Morgues would be full if there were rifles in play.



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    Re: Deer Hunting

    There's really no compelling reason to allow it.



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    Re: Deer Hunting

    i will be bow hunting all day sat. and sunday. bucks are horned up and moving right now.



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    Re: Deer Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Thank God Iowa doesn't allow rifle hunting. Far too many idiots out there during shotgun season. I gave up shotgun hunting years ago because of it.

    Morgues would be full if there were rifles in play.
    That is just an ignorant statement.

    Rifles are more accurate, and shed velocity and killing power, much, much more quickly than shotgun slugs. The state of Iowa pays MILLIONS of dollars to professional hunters to kill excess deer each year. (and they use the "dreaded rifles" to do it.)

    When I was a kid, I got the whole "Rifles are more dangerous because the bullets travel so much farther" from the DNR guys, but in reality, that is a myth.

    Rifle bullets, while initially possessing more velocity, are much less capable of killing at extreme ranges than shotgun slugs. Rifles are much less likely to miss their intended target, as well. (more humane on the deer, due to increased accuracy and simplicity in aiming due to low trajectory.) Shotgun slugs also overpenetrate more often than rifles. High velocity, light projectiles tend to be safer. Period.

    Here's a link, for anyone who would be interested in a little "truth" to go with their preconceived myths and ignorance.

    The Box O' Truth - Ammo Penetration Testing

    Frankly, Iowa's gun and hunting laws are pretty nonsensical. I doubt that things like "facts" will stir anyone to think or do differently.


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    Re: Deer Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    There's really no compelling reason to allow it.
    So you're okay with wounded deer, wandering around, until they die from an infection from that 12 ga. slug in their hindquarters? Or the natural overpenetration that most shotgun slugs have?

    I'd think something that is both safer and more humane would be attractive, even to someone who doesn't support hunting.

    But that's just me....


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    Re: Deer Hunting

    Wait, so you cannot hunt with a rifle, but a shotgun is ok? I am a big outdoorsman can't you tell?


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    Re: Deer Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by herbiedoobie View Post
    So you're okay with wounded deer, wandering around, until they die from an infection from that 12 ga. slug in their hindquarters? Or the natural overpenetration that most shotgun slugs have?

    I'd think something that is both safer and more humane would be attractive, even to someone who doesn't support hunting.

    But that's just me....
    i just don't think it is as much of a challenge, and if it were legalized as an open season, i would never use it. nothing more exciting/challenging then calling in a buck to within 30 yards and then nailing him with a bow and arrow.



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    Re: Deer Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by herbiedoobie View Post
    The Ames area is full of Bob-Cats.

    Skunk River has netted at least one dead Mountain Lion a few years ago.

    This morning, I woke up to 4 inches of fresh snow, and my wife calling for me to look out the window. A Roe Buck was pulling our rose bush over the fence, so one of his Does could eat the rose flowers. (Roe are the little rabbit-looking deer common in Europe.)

    I'd love to go shoot some deer with you guys. Especially if Iowa would grow up and allow rifle hunting.
    Too many farms, residences, and roads near everything for rifle hunting!


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