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Old 08-23-2007, 07:57 PM
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What kind of pistols do you use and what caliber? We can in Iowa as long as its more than a .357, but I dont really know anyone who does it. Ive never really liked archery because I dont enjoy tracking.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:59 PM
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you don't like archery
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:27 PM
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Did I hear that wrong? In Iowa you are allowed to harvest a deer with a hand gun during archery season. Wow
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:09 AM
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No, you can't use a pistol during archery season in Iowa. Either he's misinformed or it was a typo. You can use any pistol over .357 caliber shooting straight wall ammunition during the regular gun season, so no T/C with a .30/06, sorry guys. I used my .44 mag when I lived there for a couple seasons. It was lethal medicine for sure, as long as I could hit what I was aiming at. I found that I could shoot fine at inanimate targets all day just fine, but would totally choke when a deer was in front of me. I gave it up after I wounded 2 yearling doein the late antlerless season. I recovered one and lost the other. I picked up a used winchester 1300 witha fully rifled barrel, and my problem was solved. I think I was more pointing than aiming with the handgun. I think there was a barrel length requirement also, but can't recall for certain. Kudos for him not picking up a bow if he's not confident with it. Shoot what you're comfortable with, just be careful when that adrenaline kicks in.
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:12 AM
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ORIGINAL: andrewjoseph

What kind of pistols do you use and what caliber? We can in Iowa as long as its more than a .357, but I dont really know anyone who does it. Ive never really liked archery because I dont enjoy tracking.
So if I hunt with a firearm Idon't have to know anything about tracking (none of the other folks that use firearms doeither)??
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:17 AM
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I carry my .44 as a side arm for bear protection during bow season and use it for deer drives.
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:21 AM
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Couple of shots for you.




Not bad eh?
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:30 AM
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. In FL firearms are Prohibited during Archery Season....
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:40 AM
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All states probably are! With the exception of shotshells for snakes.
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In Fl firearms are Prohibited during Archery Season
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