Iowa Father & Son 2013

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by 1100 Remington Man, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. 1100 Remington Man

    1100 Remington Man Well-Known Member

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    I have not gone deer hunting in Iowa in over 10 years since I moved to Dubuque Ia. I have been going big game hunting out west & enjoying it. My Son Gradutated Collage & has never hunted Deer in Iowa so I told him I would take him. For you people that don't know Iowa is Shotguns only & this is some of my lack of enthusment for hunting here as I enjoy hunting with My rifles. Well I did a little scouting and found a place to hunt & yes it was on public hunting ground. Most people don't know this but in Iowa some of the best Deer & Duck hunting is on public ground, where as Pheasant hunting is on private ground. Well on opening day we were done by 9:00am with two bucks down & both of us turning down shots at smaller bucks. My Son shot his Deer at around 50yds & mine around 40yds we we're stand hunting just sitting on the ground. Temps the morning of our hunt was -2F so I had us pack in sleeping bags to sit in to stay warm.
     

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  2. 1100 Remington Man

    1100 Remington Man Well-Known Member

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    Re: Iowa Farher & Son 2013

    Here's my buck & it's rack fit inside my Sons deers rack. My Son is also 6'3 for size. Sorry could not get picture in first post.
     

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  3. Elite Muzzleloader

    Elite Muzzleloader Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking deer congrats!
     
  4. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Nice deer and good story. :)
     
  5. skyfish25

    skyfish25 Well-Known Member

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    Nice deer, I too am from Iowa. I spend a lot of money in other states for that very reason. Shotgun or muzzle loader. I do get to do some rifle antlerless in southern Iowa.

    I would spend more money in state if the DNR opened a late rifle season instead of muzzleloader.
     
  6. RGJZ06

    RGJZ06 New Member

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    Nice deer and very good success in a short period of time.

    RGJZ06
     
  7. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    Nice deer, will make some good eatin.
     
  8. jwall3d11

    jwall3d11 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, very nice. Have you ever considered a long range muzzle loader? I got one not long ago and have had a blast shooting it. Some are shooting out past 700 yards. We have a hunting camp in south west Iowa and I wanted to stretch my effective range so I thought I'd give it a try.