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  1. Conservation Forum
    My fellow Iowa Sportsmen we here in the great state of Iowa have a good opportunity to set the course for future Mo. River Management policy in our reach of the river. One that has the ability for us to restore, enhance and protect a once great migratory corridor and fishery. However some...
  2. Waterfowl Boats, Motors, & Boat Blinds
    As the title says....Been working on this one for the last few weeks. Newer trailer, 25 horse Mercury four stroke, paint job, seat removal, floor, and blind. Just a few minor things left and it will be complete. It needs to be wired for lights, piped for heat, and pods on the back. Hope you...
  3. Waterfowl Boats, Motors, & Boat Blinds
    Boat blind finished This is my first building of a boat blind. Its basically made from 2x2s and a little bit of ply wood on the top. It has a 4 hole shooting holes. I have also added my windblocker material from my old avery flip up blind. Will soon be covering all of the boat what is on it is...
  4. Waterfowl Boats, Motors, & Boat Blinds
  5. The Lodge
    has anyone built a surface drive motor? i am going to build one this year and was wondering if there was any advise out there. i have heard of guys putting lawn mower motors. do they have enough tork? or should i just buy a new motor. any help would be great, and if you have built one...
  6. Waterfowl Boats, Motors, & Boat Blinds
    I have been looking for a true double wide/deep flatbottom for a long time. It seems I check Craigslist daily. I wanted a 18 footer and have went and looked at alot of boats. Driving to the hospital and passed this one in a driveway for sale. It is a 21 foot Polarcraft. I think it should handle...
  7. Waterfowl Boats, Motors, & Boat Blinds
    Here is my new boat I have been working on.. when I got it, It had two bench seats, wood floor and steering console.. I traded my console steer motor for a tiller motor.. Took out both bench seats and put in new alluminum floor just thought I would share some pics with everyone.. The boat is a...
  8. The Lodge
    The next couple months I have some big wif jobs on my hands... flooring/carpet/sinks/fans/paint/etc bs... my ? is... Is there a place out there that makes a custom breakfest bar.... butcher block/custom concrete/ wood, etc. that is like two feet out from the wall{wide}, with a little back...
  9. The Lodge
    Just trying to learn how to carve, going to do a head first and then I'm going to try to do a Mallard decoy. My wife got me the Pat Godin Book of Patterns and since I'm laid off what better way to use my time.
  10. Fishing Forum
    Fishing turned profitable at Cerro Gordo County's Clear Lake last week as contract commercial fishermen netted and removed more than 20 tons of rough fish from north central Iowa's largest and most important fishery. But before the corralled pests were officially evicted from the lake...
  11. Conservation Forum
    DES MOINES - Waterfowl hunters planning to head to Lake Red Rock this fall take note: a construction project at Elk Rock State Park, delayed by the flood of 2008, will require the lake to be kept at conservation pool, possibly into late October. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is...
  12. Decoy Forum
    Here is what they looked like before I burlapped them. After they are burlapped and had acryl pro on them. Primed. The wife repainted the heads. Here is the finished product.
  13. Conservation Forum
    CLEAR LAKE----The long awaited, much anticipated, $9 million Clear Lake dredging project has begun. “Weather-wise, it’s been a tough spring and summer for dredge assembly workers. People have been anxious, but the project is now up and running,” says DNR District Fisheries Biologist, Scott...
  14. Surrounding States
    Minnesota Hen House Project Update by Matt Chouinard (Posted July 8, 2008) Though things sound less promising in North Dakota and the Canadian prairies, the remaining wetlands in Minnesota seem to be in pretty good shape. According to the 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey, conducted in...
  15. The Lodge
    This is my Hitch wagon I use for show with my Belgians. It needed some boards replaced and a new paint job. The 2 Belgians on the side are my horses I painted from a picture [IMG]http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p219/vickieschessies/1ton.jpg[/IMG
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