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Old 05-27-2012, 04:49 AM
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Zim
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Cashing in 4 points to bowhunt Iowa this year. First visit in 10 years for me. I wanted better public to hunt so I already spent 4 full days scouting about a dozen properties there back in February. Locked and loaded for 4 smokin hot parcels. Cleared lanes and GPSed ~ 40 trees depending on winds. All trees suitable for my Lone Wolf climber.

Needed a break from the grossly overhunted public land here in Illinois. My god the nonresidents outnumbered residents by 4 to 1 my last 2 years here. Huge incease in trailcams all over too. I pretty much felt someone had set foot in every place I hunted...........because they had. Scratched up trees everywhere. Bucks were still there, just totally nocturnal. Stared into empty timber all day. I will go hunt there the last week of October when it's less polluted but by Nov 3rd I will be long gone for Iowa.

Still waiting on western big game draws too. I should get something out there.
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