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  1. The Lodge
    Hey, Duckslayer and I are going out tomorrow on my boat, and we have room for another if anyone wants to jump in. I'll be heading from the Des Moines area, and he'll be going from the Ames area. If you're from either area and are interested, shoot me a pm in the next hour or so. We'll be...
  2. The Lodge
    guys, i know there are a million of them. anybody have a go to gunsmith for shotguns? i have a choke that refuses to come off my benelli and i leave down less than a week away...
  3. Classifieds
    I'm having a garage sale this coming weekend and will be selling many, many decoys and other goodies. Here is a brief list of what I have: - 2+ Dozen Flambeau Full Body Canada Decoys (Very Large) - Sold - 1 1/2 Dozen Tanglefree Mallard Decoys - Brand New - Several Dozen Various Duck Decoys -...
  4. Gun Dog Forum
    I am trying to save a little gas. If you know of some ponds that are safe to run dogs in and they would be willing to let me train dogs on them, it would be greatly appreciated. Ponds with points would be nice, ponds in a bowl and I also am going to need a pretty small pond to do swim-by. Any...
  5. Fishing Forum
    Anyone catfish the des moines river or raccoon off the bridges? I know alot of guys do it where the 2 rivers meet just wondering if theres any other hot spots??
  6. The Lodge
    Does anyone know exactly how far up the DM river is considered a meandering stream? Specifically the west fork. It looks like somewhere around Humbolt from the map I found but it isn't very detailed. Any help would be much appreciated.
  7. The Lodge
    Hello, If there are any of you guys in the Des Moines or surrounding area, please shoot me a PM or post up. I have a couple questions. Thanks
  8. Southern Zone
    Hey gents, Been doing my research on public hunting ground around the DM area. The only one I have hunted is Rock Creek, and it wasn't too bad. Was wondering if anybody could weigh in on some of the others if they've hunted them. The good, the bad, and the ugly. One's I'm looking at...
  9. Classifieds
    2009 20 X 60 Phowler .125 hull with Ice Breakers. Custum Made Blind and trailer for sale. You really have to see the blind to appreciate it. It has hydro-turf on all surfaces and the blind is insulated with 1" closed cell foam (Armaflex). Everything is 1 year old and hunted for 1 season. New...
  10. Conservation Forum
    National Pheasant Fest 2010: Des Moines, IA February 26, 27 and 28 in 2010 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have announced that the organization's premiere event, National Pheasant Fest, will be returning to Des Moines, Iowa, in 2010. National Pheasant Fest 2010 will be held at the Iowa...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hey all, New to the site, do a lot of hunting in the Clinton/Jackson County area and just moved to Des Moines in the past year. Hopefully the last week of season here will be worth the wait. If anyone needs a hunting buddy in the area I am always up to go.
  12. Deer Forum
    So my girlfriend and I were on our way to a buddies house tonight. She lives over by Valley HS. Anyway, we got onto Valley West Drive/35th St. and headed north over I-235. As we crested over the ramp and headed down the hill by Valley West Mall and my Hy-Vee, there's a cop car in the middle...
  13. Southern Zone
    maybe i am crazy, but if they wanted us to kill geese, wouldnt they open up some of the public hunting??? the three marshes i hunt the most badger, banner, and a small one northeast of ankeny all fall outside the zone by less then a mile. now i am sure this was strategic and on purpose. but...
  14. Southern Zone
    I am from Eastern Iowa and I am new to the Des Moines area. I was wondering if there are any good public walk-in areas around the city. I see that Big Creek has some public land on the north end of the lake, but is it any good to hunt? Does the Red Rock area have anyplace to walk in, or is it...
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