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Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by radioactive, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Hooks

    Hooks Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Down the bayou
    While I was typing my reply , he was texting me and while you were typing that, I was texting him he was probably a little late unless he could still get a late muzzleloader shotgun tag like I did years ago.....
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  2. radioactive

    radioactive Active Hunter

    Jan 25, 2012
    It's not being cheap as some of us simply don't have the disposable income to indulge our hunting addiction:wave1: You try living on social security with no retirement and see how far you travel to hunt:cheers:
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  3. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017

    I get that, I wasn't implying anyone who didn't hunt Iowa was cheap. Although, I dont hunt there due to the cost and the fact I hunt IL and don't have the time for another state,,, well maybe I do, but I can't justify the extra time away.

    BBQMAN Active Member

    Jul 25, 2012
    Pike co.
    I recall a discussion with my dad years ago and a trip to Alberta every deer season is cheaper than a farm but not near as much fun in the long run!
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  5. KChunter

    KChunter Senior Member

    Depending on the unit it may take 3-4 years to draw, so start putting $30/mo in a shoebox and there you go.
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  6. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    Buy a preference point or two and guarantee you have a tag when the shoebox is full
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  7. antlercrazed

    antlercrazed Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    North Missouri
    You got plenty time to save for the tag, if you plan on bowhunting you have at least 3 years of time to save for the trip of your lifetime.My uncle drew a tag this year and in 1 all day sit he seen over 40 racked bucks, he didn't tag a deer but said it was the greatest hunt of his life better than even the hunts where he had killed in the past he said it was that amazing.Put in for preference points and make it an every 3-4 season hunt.If you hunt Missouri gun and bow as an OOS hunter it cost $450 mines Iowa is a steal.
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  8. ELKMO41

    ELKMO41 Active Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Isn't it more than $550...don't they force a $100 doe tag on ya? Or did they stop that? $550 plus $30 a year in points depending on the unit. Don't expect a price change by the time you draw a tag??? States are notorious for raising prices on NR's after they got skin in the points game or the change the tag allocations for NR's.
  9. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    Stick with the wal mart of the deer world, no reason to expect to kill a 150" buck, when you can HOPE to do so in missouri
  10. bowhunt44

    bowhunt44 Active Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    In the woods
    Well the preference points are about $56 each year you buy them and the tag is about $550 or a little more after other fees. It took me 4 years to draw a bow tag last time (2016) so I had over $700 just in the tag (counting points) by the time I got to go. It's expensive, but IMO if this is the only hunting trip you go on then you should have plenty of time to save money considering it takes so long to draw a bow tag.
  11. tri-lakes bowhunter

    tri-lakes bowhunter Active Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    I've got the preference points myself just no where to go.Ive scouted public ground on Google earth and most of them have several vehicles at them when the picture was took
  12. antlercrazed

    antlercrazed Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    North Missouri
    My uncle has 500 acres in Wayne County Pm me, you and him may could work out a 1 year deal when you plan to use your points.Found an 85 inch shed this week on it, I'm dreaming about going next year myself I have 3 points just can't swing it this year comin
  13. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    LOL.....I googled my place one time and saw that my red truck was parked in front of my garage.....I go there for 4 or 5 hours each trip down but those trips are anywhere from two weeks to a month apart. Just because you see a car parked don't mean that the place is busy all the time. Just as the Walmart parking lot is on a Saturday mid-day compared to at 7 am on a Sunday morning.
  14. catdaddy

    catdaddy blu bogart

    Dec 30, 2007
    t'aint say'n
    Well after hunting Iowa about every other year for 10-12 years in late 80s early 90s.....unless theres been significant change.....yo wont trip over a record book buck in every brushpile.
    We shot deer,we saw big deer and we hunted private and public.Deer sightings were same as our Missouri spots,10-20 miles south,terrain was same,big deer was just as big,little deer just as little.....really only difference was party hunting,no high power rifles.
    We paid $95 for tag and I think last year we hunted it was $110......as soon as it got up in $400 range we decided it wasn't worth it.We thought that as long as we paid for tags that started to go up every year......it wouldn't stop......judging by some post above it hasn't.....paying 40 times more for a tag on a farm just 10 miles away just don't seem like something I would do anymo.....unless they will gut,clean,cook,package....and provide open bar......JMHO:cool2:
  15. tri-lakes bowhunter

    tri-lakes bowhunter Active Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    I get that but I'm not talking one truck or one area,I'm talking a convoy at each area,just a little disheartening.....
  16. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    I lived in and hunted Iowa most of my life. I hunted mostly in one of the best counties. Take it from me there isn't a monster buck behind every tree. There are just as nice deer here. I won't waste the money to go back. Those deer you see on tv aren't the deer you find where you can hunt.
  17. tri-lakes bowhunter

    tri-lakes bowhunter Active Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    I've from southern Missouri guys,deer here eat rocks......theres some good deer around ,might see one shooter a year.Ive hunted Kansas and N Missouri and full and well know the difference between the 3.Im not thinking there's a booner behind every tree, but when you see as many deer as you might see in 2 seasons here in one good sit I'm all ears
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  18. hazelvillebucks

    hazelvillebucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2014
    IOWA DNA IS MANAGING THE RESOURCE TO BE ALL IT CAN BE. Mdc is looking at itself as the biggest out fitter in the world, the hell with want the people affected care.
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  19. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Iowa has reduced it's deer herd by around 35% intentionally in a fairly short time frame. Hardly trying for it to be all it can be. They are trying to make it be all the farmers will allow.
  20. antlercrazed

    antlercrazed Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    North Missouri
    I have hunted on the Iowa line in Missouri for the last 10 years of my life and although there may not be booners behind every tree I can tell you there is a lot more mature bucks and lot more great bow kills behind those trees than in NoMo.I have ran trail cameras in Iowa on multiple farms, in the right area it can pretty ridiculous
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