IT’S IOWA DOVE SEASON!

In 2011, I remember all the anti-hunter comments against dove hunting, and I am so proud of Iowa for doing what’s right and becoming the 42nd state to have a dove season (it was about time!). Mourning doves are the most abundant game bird in the United States, and can be…

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Scrapes & Rubs

When bucks start shedding their velvet, they also start making scrapes and rubs. This helps them with marking out their territory. Bucks will visit a good scrape line or rub almost daily; they really hit these sites during the pre-rut. You can see these starting around the middle of September,…

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Primos TruthCam 46

Update: Jan. 2016 This camera is still going, still taking photos. The batteries do seem to die faster especially in the cold. I think I got my money out of this one 🙂 Update: Dec. 2013 This camera is still running strong, but starting to show some sign of wear. The power…

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Wildgame Innovation IR4

UPDATE: All of these cameras we had running have died out. They are a good cheap camera that take okay photos. Would not recommend unless you are in a pinch. This was the very first infra-red trail camera I purchased. I think they sold thousands of these cameras since they…

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Water is Key

With most of the Midwest seeing the biggest drought in our lifetime, water will be a key factor this fall. Most small streams and ponds have completely dried up and crusted over with dry, cracked dirt. With very few watering holes left in areas, the deer and wildlife are forced to move closer to water. Looking…

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