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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby greenhorndave » Tue May 04, 2021 1:30 am

Tim H wrote:
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Tim H wrote:I put in for a tag this upcoming season and really hope to draw. It's pretty exciting since I've been waiting for over 4 years for this. :D

Good luck Tim! What zone?

I don’t know why I haven’t put in for preference the last few years, but I got one this year. Hopefully I’ll draw in 2-3 more years.


Zone 4

Sweet. Hope you get it!


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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Grasshopper » Tue May 04, 2021 3:25 am

Application should be soon right?
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Tim H » Tue May 04, 2021 3:26 am

Grasshopper wrote:Application should be soon right?


It opened over the weekend.
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Deerhunter323 » Tue May 04, 2021 4:49 am

One more point in my wallet and hopefully only one more year wait until I draw. Hope you guys that are planning on going this year all draw!
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Thesouthpaw » Tue May 04, 2021 4:53 am

I applied for zone 5 with 4 points. After this year, I figure it'll be 6 years or so before I'll be able to draw an archery tag with the way points creep is going. I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Tim H » Tue May 04, 2021 6:37 am

Thesouthpaw wrote:I applied for zone 5 with 4 points. After this year, I figure it'll be 6 years or so before I'll be able to draw an archery tag with the way points creep is going. I hope I'm wrong.


Yeah the attention Iowa is getting from non residents is certainly growing. I think when I started gaining points, 3 was a for sure in zone 4 for archery. Now you will probably need 4 or 5 points for zone 4.
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

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Good luck to everyone trying to draw
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Dewey » Tue May 04, 2021 10:27 am

Just bought my preference point=$64.58

4 points needed on average=$258.32

Hunting license=$131

Habitat Fee=$15

Any sex + required antlerless tag=$498

Grand total=$902.32

That went up a bunch since my first tag in 2016. My total was around $750 then.

Something to think about before you apply. Might not be worth it to some guys. Lot of coin for a deer tag.
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Tim H » Tue May 04, 2021 10:36 am

Dewey wrote:Just bought my preference point=$64.58

4 points needed on average=$258.32

Hunting license=$131

Habitat Fee=$15

Any sex + required antlerless tag=$498

Grand total=$902.32

That went up a bunch since my first tag in 2016. My total was around $750 then.


Something to think about before you apply. Might not be worth it to some guys. Lot of coin for a deer tag.


I will probably not do it again once I get my kill tag. The total is just too much in my eyes.
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Mike32 » Tue May 04, 2021 1:04 pm

That's a crazy price!!! I'm still going to get my pp this year and hope I can draw next year. Probably will have to be in zone 6 unless I wanna wait another year or two
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby iowa whitetail » Sun May 23, 2021 12:25 pm

Im not sure why but last few years has really been lacking in big deer. I sat 3 times last year passed the biggest one I had picks of and never hunted deer another day, didn't even buy a muzz tag. Im hoping this year will be better. good luck!
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Missionshooter » Tue May 25, 2021 7:12 am

I cannot make a trip work this year and I have 4 points, so I bought a pref point today. So I will have 5 going into next years draw! :L:

2022 will be my year to hunt Iowa!! I cannot friggin wait. I will scout my but off in Feb and March.
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Tim H » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:30 am

I got my results and I’m going to Iowa!
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:41 am

Tim H wrote:I got my results and I’m going to Iowa!

Congrats. Now the hard work begins. Hopefully you have some scouting time in already. The planning stage is pretty darn exiting. Oct 1st can never come quick enough when that tag is in your hand.
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Re: DIY Iowa Public Fall 2021

Unread postby Tim H » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:53 am

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Tim H wrote:I got my results and I’m going to Iowa!

Congrats. Now the hard work begins. Hopefully you have some scouting time in already. The planning stage is pretty darn exiting. Oct 1st can never come quick enough when that tag is in your hand.


Thanks Dewey! I already have 3 scouting trips down there in the past few years.


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