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I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby Spysar » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:40 am

I went into the Iowa drawing with four pref points. Paid $566.83 for the tag, and three $10 pref points, and one $50 pref point. I got $646.83 tied up so far in just the opportunity. I'm going for zone 5 and gonna hunt public only (unless I get permission some how, you never know who your gonna meet on the road).

Anyone else doing Iowa this year? Anyone ever do zone 5 public?

I won't get there until probably Nov 13th, due to other hunting in other places. :mrgreen: I'll keep my end date loose.


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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:26 am

If I get drawn I will be going to zone 7. I had two points going in. I will be there at that time also unless I get lucky and fill some tags early in other states.
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby dan » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:35 am

I just put in for a point... Next year. I had a lot of luck in zone four. But didn't stay on the public land much cause most farms gave me permission to hunt. I hear its harder to get private access in 5... But never personally tried.
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:58 pm

Anybody know when the drawing will be?
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby muddy » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:58 am

Where is Zone 5 at?
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby Spysar » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:03 am

Zone 5 has the Red Rock area, and the Rathbun Lake area. Along with a lot of smaller pieces. It's on the southeast end. Zone 6 is the furthest southeast, and 5 is to the west of it. 5 has the Des moine River basin through it.
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby muddy » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:54 am

Very good area. I'm not sure if I can help you out with any info though. Does your zone include towns like Wapello or Muscatine? If so, then I can tell you of a couple GREAT public areas.
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby Spysar » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:37 pm

Thanks Muddy, but those two places look like they're in zone 6. I think Lee and Tiffany are just to the south of those places. I think Kisky's are down that way too. I'm gonna look up the actual zone boundary though.
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby mrjbigfoot » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:43 pm

Good Luck Bro! I hope you get the tag & tag a Monster!
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby Zap » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:42 pm

Good luck to you.... :D

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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby Spysar » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:47 am

Well, I got the tag. The rest is up to me. Time to dive into some public land, sight unseen. :D
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:23 am

Got mine too. This will be my first time to Iowa. I seen 7 guys with my last name from Michigan and all drew tags. One guy from Hawaii drew also. :o
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:31 am

That's great news, Spysar and Deerslayer- I'm looking forward to tales of the hunt and buck pics! 8-)
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Re: I Think I'll Get The Tag

Unread postby Spysar » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:29 am

Thanks. After I knew I was getting a tag , I needed a place to stay. I found a cabin on a farm to stay at. When I booked the cabin, the gal said the cabin was on a 640 acre farm. I asked permission to hunt, and she said sure, and you can talk to my husband. I talked to him, and he dosen't hunt, but he said the same thing. I could hunt the farm! :shock: :shock: :shock: :D :D :D I feel like I hit the lottery. Plus I picked the cabin because of the public land in the area I have been studying via ariel maps. I'm soooooo happy right now. :D
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