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    So sorry about your pup. I had a Britt that...

    So sorry about your pup.

    I had a Britt that had Progressive Retinal Atrophy. She went completely blind at 6 /12 yrs old. I tried to hunt her, but it was very dangerous for her. She stumbled...
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    That makes sense. Here in Iowa, when land was...

    That makes sense.

    Here in Iowa, when land was going for $10,000 an acre and corn prices were going up, the legislature tried to pass a bill to sell off what little public hunting land we have so...
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    How is the state legislature going to turn...

    How is the state legislature going to turn Federal land over to the state? They don't have that authority.
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    I've hunted that area for years. You were...

    I've hunted that area for years. You were shooting released birds. This year in the eastern half of the state we suffered a drought. There are simply not that many birds around. Glad you had a...
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    The Yildiz is sold.

    The Yildiz is sold.
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    Yildiz 20 ga O/U for sale

    I'm selling my Yildiz 20 ga O/U. It has 28" barrels, ejectors & SST. It comes with factory IC, M & IM choke tubes and Pro Factor SK, IC, M & F tubes. The right ejector was replaced by Briley. I...
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    I think the primary reasons for Iowa's low...

    I think the primary reasons for Iowa's low numbers, which have been stated, are broken up cover and weather.

    Most of our cover is not at all what it was 20 years ago. Much smaller areas and a lot...
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    Enjoy the show as I hunt both pheasants and ducks...

    Enjoy the show as I hunt both pheasants and ducks with my CZ SxS's.

    I hunt upland with my 20 ga Upland, Grouse and Bobwhite as well as my 28 ga Ringneck.

    I hunt ducks with my 12 ga Ringneck....
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    Belle, In addition to the early mowing, how many...

    Belle, In addition to the early mowing, how many guys here in Iowa are taking the next step and are bailing the ROW? It sure varies across the state, but I agree ROW might be the only cover around.
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    All I can say is it comes from the higher ups in...

    All I can say is it comes from the higher ups in a conservation org that is fighting the issue.
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    There are no links at this point. I'm alerting...

    There are no links at this point. I'm alerting like minded folks to what is happening on the ground floor, so to speak. If the governor can not be dissuaded informally then conservation groups will...
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    New threat to pheasants in Iowa

    Just when you think things can't get worse. I've just been informed that Iowa's governor is trying to force the DNR to open all state hunting areas to grazing and haying. No claim of emergency, just...
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    In addition to the Farm Bill Biologists and seed...

    In addition to the Farm Bill Biologists and seed the best thing PF does is lobby for pheasants and conservation of uplands in congress. PF along with other sportsman organizations represent our...
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    I always wear shooting glasses, light purple or...

    I always wear shooting glasses, light purple or rose on sunny days and yellow on overcast days.
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    Did you ever sell your Yildiz 20 ga SxS?

    Did you ever sell your Yildiz 20 ga SxS?
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    Tree hugger, hardly. Just trying to put a little...

    Tree hugger, hardly. Just trying to put a little science into the why of pheasant #'s dropping.

    Do not dispute yotes take pheasants. The studies show nest raiders wiping out entire clutches are...
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    DU has some studies that show coyotes actually...

    DU has some studies that show coyotes actually help duck numbers by reducing the populations of nest raiding predators such as skunks, opossums, raccoons and fox, thereby allowing better nesting...
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    No, that's a gun I'm keeping, I had the triggers...

    No, that's a gun I'm keeping, I had the triggers adjusted.

    This is a gun I've never shot.
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    2011 20 ga Ringneck FS

    2011 20 ga CZ Ringneck, 26″ barrels, 5 chokes, in box with manuals never shot. $650 by Money order and I’ll ship UPS to your FFL. I’ll pay the shipping. contact by pm or at kadott_22@hotmail.com
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    I don't think soybeans and field corn area native...

    I don't think soybeans and field corn area native to Iowa either.

    The problem is there is so little private ground left un-tilled in Iowa that all the majority of pheasants have left to survive...
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    Haying on DNR lands

    The DM Register reported today that the Iowa DNR will be opening up state grass lands for grazing. Farmers to set up their own temp fences and water tanks.

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    Iowa has very little cover left...
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    I see in the Register today the legislature is...

    I see in the Register today the legislature is going forward with a stocking plan of pheasants in southern Iowa, "to study if stocking is a feasible way to boost pheasant numbers".

    Stocking,...
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    Gunsmith

    Looking for a gunsmith to work on a side x side. I'm in Wapello County. Anyone know of a gunsmith with experience working on side x sides? Thanks
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