Boonerville’s 2019-2020 Semi Live Hunting Thread

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by boonerville, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. 206moose

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    The comparison isn’t relevant on so many levels. Come on you seem to be a fairly intelligent person. Surely you can see that you can’t compare east coast states to Iowa wanting to add a week of rifles. The number of tags and length of time rifles are used isn’t even in the same ballpark. I wish people opposed to rifles would just come out and say “I’m afraid someone will shoot one of MY big bucks “. It’s the same reason people oppose crossbows. Out of curiosity what is your stance on crossbows?

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  2. gauge

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  3. boonerville

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    I have no desire to use a crossbow personally, but I have no issue with someone else who does. I don't think they have an adverse effect on the numbers of mature deer.
     
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    Kind of like Maxine Waters not knowing that the Feds took over student loans a decade ago and using banks as the problem. lol!!
     
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  6. 206moose

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    Why wouldn’t they have an adverse effect on the numbers of mature deer? They are much easier to kill deer with. Isn’t that one of your arguments about using rifles?


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    No I don't think they are easier to kill mature bucks with. I see a lot more big bucks killed with compounds than I do crossbows.
     
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    Not sure about big bucks. According to the dnr the decline in archery and gun tags is directly contributed to crossbows. Crossbow harvests being higher than vertical bows now.

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    Your logic escapes me. Perhaps more people are using compounds? Surely you’re not trying to convince me it’s easier to kill deer with a compound than a crossbow. I don’t even think it’s debatable.


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    More than happy to share my thoughts on the subject but I would really like to keep this thread about my season, farms, etc.

    I don’t want to get down too many rabbit holes on here. If you want to start a new thread on various topics for debate I will be happy to continue the conversation there


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    Boonerville how would you feel about Iowa banning all feeding of deer and no mineral sites?

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  12. boonerville

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    I would oppose it....but that's another rabbit hole that would also be best discussed elsewhere.
     
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    Fair enough


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    Just curious how that would change the dynamic of the farms you hunt. Seems to be a practice carried out in Iowa by many. In the event you get bit by the cwd bug that could be a game changer.

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  15. boonerville

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    Honestly probably wouldn't change my situation much. I use minerals and supplemental feed more to get pictures than anything. I plant plenty of food so it's not like the deer on my farms "need" supplemental feed, but I like getting pictures and seeing what deer are around.
     
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    As I'm sure you already know Fletch, I think Kansas is a one buck state. That would definitely allow deer to reach maturity more consistently even with a December rifle season


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    Are you using Lucky Buck mineral this year?
     
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    No lol. But the buckets sure are handy. I have lots of old Lucky Buck buckets that I use to pour my bulk mineral into when I go put it out. I use them for fishing buckets, my wife uses them for mop buckets. Come to think about it, the bucket may be the best part about Lucky Buck.
     
  19. 206moose

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    Bingo

    That’s been my argument this whole time. The number of tags the state issues has more bearing on deer herds vs anything.


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    Which is a huge factor in why it would be disastrous in Iowa. Iowa is not a one buck state. It's a 2 buck state for every resident, 3 for landowners, and then there's party hunting, where a hunter can legally kill virtually unlimited numbers of bucks during the gun season. The bill in Iowa proposed allowing rifle with no change to season structure or individual limits. If Iowa had a one buck limit I would not be nearly as adverse to allowing rifles
     
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