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  1. Conservation Forum
    A BILL FOR An Act relating to pheasant hunting season and bag limits. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 5233HC (3) 84 av/nh H.F. _____ Section 1. NEW SECTION . 481A.49 Pheasant hunting -- season 1 -- bag limits. 2 1. The open season for hunting pheasants shall...
  2. The Lodge
    A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner. The man took out his wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of...
  3. Outdoor Photography
    Well with the season's all closed down and no snow on the ground making outside photography of geese/ducks much more difficult, I've been working in my basement with my new flash that I got for my camera. Here are a few shots that I've gotten done. Much more available on my website...
  4. The Lodge
    Iowa Senate committee votes to overturn ban on lead-shot ammunition for mourning dove hunting DES MOINES, Iowa - Hunters enjoyed a victory Tuesday, when the Senate Natural Resources committee voted to overturn a rule that would have banned hunting mourning doves with lead-shot ammunition...
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  6. The Lodge
    Good morning fellas- Anyone want to go crow hunting this weekend? I live in Cedar Rapids and am ready to go get outdoors...cabin fever is kicking in!
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi im from Illinois about three hours from the Universtiy Of Northern Iowa and ive been looking at going to the colege but have a real curiosity how the waterfowl hunting is in the area. i have a place to store all my hunting equipment but it would be nice to know more about the hunting area...
  8. Conservation Forum
    We have a bill in the House! Rep. Mary Mascher has introduced House File (H.F.) 2061 for the repeal of dove hunting! http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&frame=1&GA=84&hbill=HF2061
  9. The Lodge
    A couple of pics of Murral Stark duck hunting down at Buck's place. That would be an awesome hunt. Info from Murral; This was at Buck's place. We only got to hunt with him on Saturday, but we hunted Thursday and Friday on our own. We had full run of the place. We limited out all 3 days. Weather...
  10. The Lodge
    Do any of you crow hunt? I am an avaid waterfowler, but I really look foward to crow season. We hunt crows like ducks we set decoys and call them in. Duck hunting was slow this season I feel sorry for the first crow.:D
  11. Conservation Forum
    Draft Proposal #1 5-Day NR Waterfowl Hunting License $48.50 The proposal I wrote would create a 5 day Non Resident Waterfowl Hunting License at a cost of $48.50 All resources generated by the sale of said Lic would go directly into the states IDNR Fish & Wildlife Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Fund...
  12. Conservation Forum
    Bellow is some information about the Attack that is going to be made on Iowa Sportsmen & Dove hunting. This is also my letter to you to advise that you contact your legislative Representative or Senator who represents you in DM at the Capitol. Tell them to deffend Iowa Sportsmens Opportunity to...
  13. The Lodge
    I was just wondering if anyone would be willing to give some advice on what public area's to hunt in western Iowa that a guy maybe able to shoot a couple roosters. I am in SE IA and was thinking about taking my father out hunting in that area but really dont know anything about where to go. I...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Move to Iowa from Missouri a little over a year ago. I am sick of driving back to Missouri to duck hunt. I am a big waterfowl hunter and my family ran duck clubs in western Missouri, eastern Missouri, and northeast AR. I thought I would join this site to learn more about duck hunting in Iowa. I...
  15. Field Hunting
    Anybody have any late season techniques that work well for decoying late season geese? We have tried 3 dozen fullbodies mixed with shells and no sucess, even tried just 3 decoys with no luck any suggestions guys? Also tried calling an not calling along with flaging.
  16. Field Hunting
    On a day like tomorrow, when do you guys go out. At shooting hours, 9:00am, or afternoon
  17. Field Hunting
    Anyone want to join, looking for one or two, two already going for sure
  18. The Lodge
    where can i find the 2012 duck hunting dates at? i tryed to look at dnr site but didnt find anything.... might not be looking in the right place.
  19. The Lodge
    so where does everyone do better at with the ducks ponds, lakes, private, public, or anything else?
  20. The Lodge
    We were sitting in a blind on the Missouri River. We shot into two flocks of Gadwalls. I have never shot into that many Gadwalls in December. We shot 9 Gadwalls and 2 Goldeneyes today. Good day but did not see a Mallard today.
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