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Old 07-29-2017, 11:47 PM   #1
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most wetlands dry as hell. The ox bow lakes seem to be doing better but not by much. Could be a suck ass early portion in the season. Need some rains by week 2 of September for sure.
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I will bet you will see a huge increase in Pheasant numbers. It would be great to have a very wet September.
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most wetlands dry as hell. The ox bow lakes seem to be doing better but not by much. Could be a suck ass early portion in the season. Need some rains by week 2 of September for sure.
NE Iowa and parts of Eastern Iowa are the only places with water this year (and too much at that). We are dry as hell in central ia. Went for a drive yesterday and things look pretty bleak here.
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Things can change in a hurry. NE Iowa is a good example. Southern MN got lots of rain. Wonder how dry conditions affects the doves. The swallows will bunch up and move out early because of the lack of insects. They don't care and they just move to water. WE duck hunters are the ones that really worry.
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Things can change in a hurry. NE Iowa is a good example. Southern MN got lots of rain. Wonder how dry conditions affects the doves. The swallows will bunch up and move out early because of the lack of insects. They don't care and they just move to water. WE duck hunters are the ones that really worry.
There are so many doves here it's rediculous... almost excited for Sept
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NE Iowa and parts of Eastern Iowa are the only places with water this year (and too much at that).
I don't know what the hell you've been smoking!?!? This is eastern Iowa right now.
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We are not as bad as you bill, but it's not wet either. My best years seem to be dry years so fingers crossed. Low water can lead to a fast freeze and a early end to the year for me, see what happens
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dry enough here to mow the cattails back 20 yds in places. same spot used to be 2ft of water in the spring. haven't see that many pheasants really but they are there. Quail seem to have made a nice jump this year.
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NE Iowa and parts of Eastern Iowa are the only places with water this year (and too much at that).
You do know what the word "parts" means right? Lots of places on the eastern edge with rivers that were over flood stage in the last few weeks. Heck I think the miss between Dubuque and Bellevue is finally back down below flood stage...



I don't know what the hell you've been smoking!?!? This is eastern Iowa right now.
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