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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Arrowsmith
I have hunted Hagerman 9 or 10 times in the last...

I have hunted Hagerman 9 or 10 times in the last 20 years. I have hiked many miles scouting and hunting. I have hunted every unit except be the Godwin. I never found anything I liked in the Godwin...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I'm back at it in the Pinch Point stand. It's 16...

I'm back at it in the Pinch Point stand. It's 16 degrees this morning with a south wind in my face which is pretty good for this stand. We still have some snow on the ground from the storm. The high...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,441
Posted By Arrowsmith
I winterized our camper but that's it. Sent...

I winterized our camper but that's it.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
It's about 20 degrees with blowing snow this...

It's about 20 degrees with blowing snow this morning. The wind is blowing around 20 mph.

I got all dressed to go out. I walked out of the shop and went about 50 feet and said "Nope"...I am not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,441
Posted By Arrowsmith
Our forecast is for 8 degrees tomorrow night here...

Our forecast is for 8 degrees tomorrow night here in Iowa and all is calm. Business as usual.;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 956
Posted By Arrowsmith
A lot of farmers, hunters everyday drivers run...

A lot of farmers, hunters everyday drivers run these up here in Iowa. I am on the gravel and in snow and mud more than most people. These tires have been great !!!


Falken Wildpeak A/T3W Tire...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Got him on ice yesterday evening. I slept in this...

Got him on ice yesterday evening. I slept in this morning. I am going to hunt this evening. I still have an archery statewide either sex tag and several archery doe tags. Then firearms in December...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
That was a chore coming across a muddy field with...

That was a chore coming across a muddy field with a game cart. Gonna have to get a four wheeler. Getting him cut up now...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Well..... if anyone thinks hunting in Iowa is...

Well..... if anyone thinks hunting in Iowa is easy they are wrong.

This was my 31st sit since October 19th. I started not to go out this morning because I was pretty much exhausted from hiking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
There is my first Iowa buck within sight of the...

There is my first Iowa buck within sight of the house.[emoji106]

Better pictures later. I got to get this pig taken care of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Blood trail is looking good...

Blood trail is looking good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I just rattled a shooter in from about 300 yards...

I just rattled a shooter in from about 300 yards to 18 yards. Had kind a a tough shot angle but I am pretty sure I saw him crash. I am got to look now.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have got till early December on this first part...

I have got till early December on this first part of bow season. Then there is two firearms seasons, then on December 23 bow season opens back up for 3 weeks. Sooner or later I will get a chance at a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Here today....gone tomorrow. My neighbor cut the...

Here today....gone tomorrow. My neighbor cut the bean field the evening where my wife saw the big buck this morning. I was in a tree stand just on the other side of the tree line. I wouldn't be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
We love it up here. It's like going back in time....

We love it up here. It's like going back in time. Our county is the home to one of the largest Amish communities in Iowa. All the businesses in Bloomfield have a hitching post.

I was in the local...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I went back to the Pinch Point stand this...

I went back to the Pinch Point stand this morning. It was 20 degrees with some wind. My weather app said it feels like 10. I agree.

I only had a single doe for the morning, but my wife saw one of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Arrowsmith
Good deal !!! Enjoy your new binos. Thank You !!!

Good deal !!! Enjoy your new binos. Thank You !!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
All of my tree stands are in Black Walnuts. We...

All of my tree stands are in Black Walnuts. We have got a lot of 10" - 20"+. I would hate to have to get the loggers in here though. I told my wife if anything happens to me and she needs money there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Thanks !!! The app is Huntstand ...

Thanks !!!

The app is Huntstand

https://huntstand.com
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Three of the stands that I have been hunting are...

Three of the stands that I have been hunting are on our place. One is across the road on my neighbors ground. I have two other stands about 3/4 mile up the river that is on my other neighbors place....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I will Randy. Its pretty much what I am going to...

I will Randy. Its pretty much what I am going to be doing for the next couple of months other than chores around here and what ever Tracy has for me to do.



I will tell you it is a lot tougher...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am only around 15' high at that stand. Four...

I am only around 15' high at that stand. Four rapid rails in a Black Walnut tree. I take a picture of the stand next time I hunt there and post it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
[quote=Ray McGaughey;14486459]So - Is Iowa a one...

[quote=Ray McGaughey;14486459]So - Is Iowa a one buck state ? Or are you allowed multiple bucks with different equipment ? A buddy of mine is hunting NW Oklahoma. He says he can kill a buck with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Thanks!!! Congratulations on your...

Thanks!!!

Congratulations on your outstanding Hagerman buck!!!

Hunting up here is like hunting Hagerman. Lots of hiking, climbing trees, and you never know where the deer will appear. Then...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I rattled at 7:30am with no response. I rattled...

I rattled at 7:30am with no response. I rattled again at 8:30. After about 10 minutes this little 8 point came sneaking in. He hung around under my tree for about 15 minutes looking for the fight. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Plenty of live decoys. The bucks have not shown...

Plenty of live decoys. The bucks have not shown up yet this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Back in the Pinch Point stand this evening. The...

Back in the Pinch Point stand this evening. The buck I am looking for has not shown, but the little guys are acting "rutty". Pretty little 8 came in all bristled up....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,033
Posted By Arrowsmith
Congratulations !!! You got the full experience...

Congratulations !!! You got the full experience on you first Hagerman hunt. Hunting Hagerman is about as much fun and is about as hard of a hunt as you will experience. I was fortunate to draw 10...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Most of my stands are 15 to 17 feet.

Most of my stands are 15 to 17 feet.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
:D At 3 of my four primary stands you can...

:D

At 3 of my four primary stands you can see the house. With that being said we have some rough*** terrain, steep elevation changes and tail busting creek banks that will make you work to get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Good deal !!! I will try to keep you all...

Good deal !!! I will try to keep you all updated.



I appreciate you following along.

Where a hunt like Hagerman is a 3 day sprint. This is a season long marathon. Today was my 20th sit...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Well. I did a couple of rattling sequences and I...

Well. I did a couple of rattling sequences and I couldn't believe nothing came in. Right at dark as I put my quiver back on my bow and snapped my arrow into the quiver I heard something behind me. A...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
First sit in a new stand set this evening. ...

First sit in a new stand set this evening.

Cut corn to my left, cut corn slightly around the corner to my right, pasture up the hill in front, soy bean field to my back. A feeder creek intersects...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
The action here in Iowa has been kinda slow until...

The action here in Iowa has been kinda slow until yesterday. The deer here seem to always start to turn on around Halloween. The bucks are starting to cruise in daylight hours. I saw 6 deer yesterday...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have tried a lot of them. I always go...

I have tried a lot of them.

I always go back to S4 Gear. Just more compact and out of the way. I use a Nikon bino retractor clipped to my S4 Gear harness.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2019, 05:50 PM
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Views: 44,484
Posted By Arrowsmith
Congratulations SFA !!! Outstanding Buck...

Congratulations SFA !!!

Outstanding Buck !!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 44,484
Posted By Arrowsmith
Hunters love Hagerman because it's pure deer...

Hunters love Hagerman because it's pure deer hunting. No feeders, no cameras, no getting permission from the lease members to shoot a deer. It's just scouting, preparation, decision on stand...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am 25 miles north of Kirksville in Davis county...

I am 25 miles north of Kirksville in Davis county Iowa. I hunted in snow this morning. Drive up and drink a Busch Latte with me. We are 4 miles north of the Iowa/Missouri state line straight up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,733
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayer spoken for the officer. Sent from my...

Prayer spoken for the officer.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am in a stand I set last Saturday. Here is what...

I am in a stand I set last Saturday. Here is what it looked like Saturday evening (first 2 pictures). Here is what it looks like this morning....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I saw one deer this evening right at last light...

I saw one deer this evening right at last light moving thru the timber.

Possible light snow tonight.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191029/17d8c2c267fadcf27849e8d23c09ab68.jpg

Sent from my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Those are definitely some prime days. ...

Those are definitely some prime days.

Bonaparte is 40 miles east of us. That is a cool little town right on the river.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have not hunted a lot since my last post. I had...

I have not hunted a lot since my last post. I had to go to the eye doctor last Friday. He changed up my contacts and my vision has been a little off as my eyes adjust. I have been scouting some and I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,696
Posted By Arrowsmith
We have another 5 and half weeks of archery...

We have another 5 and half weeks of archery season before the "Orange Army" invades.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,696
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am in a new stand set on our farm in Southeast...

I am in a new stand set on our farm in Southeast Iowa. Heavy frost this morning. 34 degrees. Getting ready to see a beautiful sunrise and hopefully some deer.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,696
Posted By Arrowsmith
In my "crick bottom" in Southeast Iowa. Sent...

In my "crick bottom" in Southeast Iowa.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
Brock. I am not that good at scoring from...

Brock. I am not that good at scoring from pictures or on the hoof, but I am thinking at least 160ish. He was a typical mainframe 10. He might have had some small kickers. A lot of these bucks have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I did not hunt this morning. I got some chores to...

I did not hunt this morning. I got some chores to do today. I will be back in a stand this evening.

I pulled this card yesterday. Just got a chance to look at it.

This is another new buck. The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I enlarged the best picture of the buck on my...

I enlarged the best picture of the buck on my phone and took a screenshot. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191024/8b485c7b052ae2c2efb75be9f674615f.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,058
Posted By Arrowsmith
I didn't expect much out this evening's hunt. The...

I didn't expect much out this evening's hunt. The morning sit was real slow. I saw one doe and a buck way across one of the fields near my set.

I worked around the house all day. I planted some...
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