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Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Lester, May 10, 2022.

  1. Lester

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    It's time to put in for preference points for non residents or apply for a tag in Iowa. Good luck to everyone trying to draw a tag.
     
  2. Justin

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    I cashed my points in during the 2019 season and then missed the application in 2020 because I'm dumb. So I just picked up my second point. Going to be a few years before I get back to Iowa, so I may do Kansas or Missouri in the meantime.

    It sucks having to wait so long, but it's totally worth it.
     
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    Fingers crossed for unit 5
     
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    Suncrest08 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I’m in for zone 5 also, good luck !
     
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    Good luck to you also!!
     
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    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

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    $60.50 plus an application fee to buy a preference point? I get it is Iowa, but that is pricey for a preference point. I can and having been buying preference points in Wyoming for elk and antelope for roughly the same price.
     
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    Does anyone know how many preference points are needed to be guaranteed a tag in zone 5? I have 4 points, but don't want to commit to a lease unless I'm going to be guaranteed a tag.
     
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    Last year 5 points was a guarantee, and you had about a 25% shot with 4 points.
     
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    Iowa sure knows how to keep the NR pressure low.
     
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    We sure do! :)

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  11. Lester

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    Justin where did you find that information?
     
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    Just applied for my first ever out of state license/preference point.
     
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    I'll be putting in for my 3rd pt soon...hopefully in the next couple years I can spend some time in Iowa in a camp full of killers.
     
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    I put in for my first Iowa point today. Now I have to hurry up and wait for 4-5 years.
     
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    If/when you need pointers let me know! I live and hunt in zone 5 and always happy to help a fella out!


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    OK/Sooner Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I appreciate it Dan! I’m sure I’ll have a bunch of questions between now an when I finally draw. Went ahead and bought my son a point as well. He’s 12 so I’m sure he’ll be 16-17 when we draw.


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    I think about that a lot. I think for my first Iowa experience regardless of the outcome it will be well worth the price of admission. I have 2 cell cameras out there now.. I just hope I draw at this point haha.
     
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    AL fulldraw Weekend Warrior

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    Just put in for my Iowa tag this morning. I have 4 points and will be trying to hunt zone five. Put in as a group with my other too hunting buddies also with 4 points. Fingers crossed!!
     

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