Iowa

bwlacy

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Feb 11, 2015
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West Michigan
Well our applications are in. Zone 3 here we come, we should draw no problem. Hunted zone 5 three times with an outfitter. Now we are going to try zone 3 on our own. I can't wait for November!
 
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bwlacy

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West Michigan
It was a toss up between 3 and 9. We did a fair amount of scouting last spring in 9. Then a friend of ours hunted 3 last fall and has some good info for us to start with. So we decided on 3 and have a cabin rented. Is there a bad spot in Iowa? :)
 

Guff

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May 25, 2017
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KY
Not trying to hijack this thread but can you guys give me any info on the Loess Hills Area in the western part of the state? I just have one point but trying to plan now for when my time comes in a few years. Have a couple other areas that I am looking at as well but the LHA intrigues me for some reason. PM me if you would like. Thanks.
 

Trial153

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NY
I struck out, put in for zone 9. Figured I had a 1 in three chance.
 

IsThisHeaven

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Jun 12, 2017
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Iowa
I live in Des Moines and I have hunted and/or scouted a lot of public land in south central Iowa (NR zone 4 and 5). Feel free to send me a PM if I can help out.

Matt
 

Zim

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Apr 23, 2012
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Drew zone 5 with 3 points, but had 2 buddies fail for the same. Glad I squeezed in 6 days of scouting new properties last March.

I've been hunting zone 5 public for 20 years but I think I'll be going elsewhere next time. It's getting too much pub and too high a perceived value.
 

Ebby

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Jul 12, 2013
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I drew Zone 5 archery as well. Got some good info on a farm from a buddy and I'll be hunting there. I'm open to any suggestions as well. Thanks and good luck to everybody that is hunting Iowa this year!

Lee
 

Doc Holliday

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Jun 15, 2016
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Nice! I got my 3rd point this year....will likely get my 4th next year and then put in for 2019. Need to decide on which Zone
 

walnuttree

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May 26, 2017
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PA
Had 3 going into this year for zone 5 but did not draw. Looks like it will take 4 for from here on out. And then 5... and then
 
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