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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2020, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken for Kristen. Sent from my...

Prayers spoken for Kristen.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Arrowsmith
Bear Mountain Outfitters just south of Steamboat....

Bear Mountain Outfitters just south of Steamboat. OTC licenses. Very good success rate.

https://www.facebook.com/Bear-Mountain-Outfitters-958785770871138/
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By Arrowsmith
How Freezers are Sized in Iowa

We have a 3 deer and 4 deer model in our shop.[emoji1]...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 9,541
Posted By Arrowsmith
Not in this but if you want to drop some pounds...

Not in this but if you want to drop some pounds just build a house. I went from 220 in September of 2018 to 180 in September of 2019. I went to the ASA Classic in Metropolis, Illinois last August. My...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,829
Posted By Arrowsmith
The same weather system is moving thru here...

The same weather system is moving thru here tomorrow afternoon. Today we got to 61 degrees. The record high for today was 62 back in the 1930s. I hunted this afternoon after the south wind died down...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,557
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken for good results and complete...

Prayers spoken for good results and complete healing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,597
Posted By Arrowsmith
I saw 9 deer this evening between 4:30 and 5:30...

I saw 9 deer this evening between 4:30 and 5:30 (dark). Kinda strange...it was the most deer I have seen in one sit all season. They are "yarding up".

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,597
Posted By Arrowsmith
Archery season is open until Jan.10th here in...

Archery season is open until Jan.10th here in Iowa. You have to be on some good food sources during late season here. Standing corn, cut corn, or beans. The deer here start "yarding up" this time of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,552
Posted By Arrowsmith
I would have never landed here if it wasn't for...

I would have never landed here if it wasn't for my wife. She was born and raised in Iowa. The first time I visited up here with her and saw the country and the pace of life I told her I could live...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,552
Posted By Arrowsmith
We bought a 63 acre farm in Iowa in 2009. We were...

We bought a 63 acre farm in Iowa in 2009. We were not sure what we were going to do with it but $90,000 was too good to pass up for a farm in SE Iowa. In 2018 we sold out in Texas, retired and moved...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,915
Posted By Arrowsmith
Iowa buck. Rattled in from 300 yards to 18 yards....

Iowa buck. Rattled in from 300 yards to 18 yards. I was in a stand 200 yards from the house. In the last picture you can see the house over my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 21,113
Posted By Arrowsmith
I would rather be muzzle swept by someone trying...

I would rather be muzzle swept by someone trying to save my life than take a load of buckshot in the chest. Prayers spoken for the deceased church members. God Bless the armed citizens that took...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,989
Posted By Arrowsmith
Truth...

Truth !![emoji38]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191226/2db77a4fae31525b8782774037deb90b.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Arrowsmith
Hidden Hybrid. You can wear it inside or outside...

Hidden Hybrid. You can wear it inside or outside waistband.

https://hiddenhybridholsters.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA6IHwBRCJARIsALNjViVdmlk5vdTbRjO0yQ_msUFuug_t_d-qs5UkVtO5SFS95C7Vav89oRcaApLJEALw_wcB
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By Arrowsmith
Frozen fog here in Iowa this morning also. It's...

Frozen fog here in Iowa this morning also. It's colder in Texas than it is here. Supposed to be in the 50s today.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,919
Posted By Arrowsmith
I buck and one doe. Archery opens back up...

I buck and one doe.

Archery opens back up on Dec. 23. I still have a buck tag and a couple of doe tags. Probably going to kill one more deer to fill the freezer for the winter.



Sent from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By Arrowsmith
Nothing fancy here. We just use a piece of...

Nothing fancy here. We just use a piece of cardboard. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191219/0a235b98af95021c77dbca489dcb26b9.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,515
Posted By Arrowsmith
Treestand pictures from...

Treestand pictures from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,180
Posted By Arrowsmith
The problem I have seen with recirculation pumps...

The problem I have seen with recirculation pumps is that unless they are on a timer they run 24/7 and they go out often. When I was a general contractor working on schools we were always replacing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,180
Posted By Arrowsmith
We love ours. We have the Richmond 199,000 BTU...

We love ours. We have the Richmond 199,000 BTU from Menards. The 199,000 is probably overkill for just us two. There are a lot of lower BTU models. Dang Tapatalk keeps loading my pictures...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,174
Posted By Arrowsmith
Outstanding buck Brett !!! Congratulations !!!

Outstanding buck Brett !!! Congratulations !!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,403
Posted By Arrowsmith
It's an LP Gas model. Richmond makes units...

It's an LP Gas model.

Richmond makes units for Natural Gas and LP Gas. They also make lower BTU models. Our unit is mounted in the laundry room which is in the center of the house. The hot water...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By Arrowsmith
Thanks for the info. I could not get the other...

Thanks for the info. I could not get the other side picture of the point to post. but it had a more or less equal bevel on the other side.

Here is some more information from Wikipedia. The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,403
Posted By Arrowsmith
Tankless water heater. We have the Richmond...

Tankless water heater. We have the Richmond 199,000 BTU model. You never run out of hot water.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By Arrowsmith
Couple more pictures. That is the river in the...

Couple more pictures. That is the river in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By Arrowsmith
Couple of Iowa Artifacts

I posted a picture of these items on another thread. GarGuy said they look interesting and asked if I would post some more pictures.

The North Fabius River flows through about 1/2 mile of our...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,166
Posted By Arrowsmith
I will post some better pics. I also have another...

I will post some better pics. I also have another small stone with the holes that I found on the other side of our house site. I think the excavation for our house/shop pad exposed the stones. I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,597
Posted By Arrowsmith
It's been pretty exciting up here. I have seen a...

It's been pretty exciting up here. I have seen a lot of bucks this year, but nowhere near DFW.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,166
Posted By Arrowsmith
I was crossing the North Fabius river with a tree...

I was crossing the North Fabius river with a tree stand on my back here in Southeast Iowa last week. I got my boot stuck in the mud and fell backwards into the mud/water. After I extracted myself and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,995
Posted By Arrowsmith
Good deal Randy !!! Congratulations !!! Sent...

Good deal Randy !!! Congratulations !!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,637
Posted By Arrowsmith
[emoji1][emoji1][emoji38][emoji38]∆∆∆ Yep. I...

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Yep. I am a dealer for Vortex. Been doing since long before I retired. TBHers keep me busy and I appreciate it.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,029
Posted By Arrowsmith
The Metamorphasis of Deer Hunting

There has been some good threads lately about this and some threads that have gone terribly bad as well.

I killed my first deer 51 years ago in Mills county with a Marlin 336C 30-30. It was a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Arrowsmith
Yes. I can help on both. I would concentrate on...

Yes. I can help on both. I would concentrate on Zone 5 or Zone 6.

Zone 5 will most likely take 4 preference points. Zone 6 will take 3 or 4.

I know some outstanding public ground in both...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,709
Posted By Arrowsmith
If you want to see what a bunch of happy hunters...

If you want to see what a bunch of happy hunters look like then take a look at this page. Everything from does, to one horn spikes to outstanding bucks.

No prefacing the post with a score sheet,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,833
Posted By Arrowsmith
Good deal on 2020-2021. We are on the east edge...

Good deal on 2020-2021. We are on the east edge of Zone 5. I know a good outfitter in Zone 6 that is priced right that is only about 30 miles east of us.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Arrowsmith
Get this one. You will love it. ...

Get this one. You will love it.

https://shop.hawkhunting.com/crawler-multi-use-cart/
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Arrowsmith
I use 8x32. Easy to hold steady, good light...

I use 8x32. Easy to hold steady, good light transmission.

These:

https://vortexoptics.com/vortex-diamondback-hd-8x32-binoculars.html
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By Arrowsmith
So sorry to hear this. Prayers spoken for you and...

So sorry to hear this. Prayers spoken for you and your family.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By Arrowsmith
The Delta/McKenzie guys (Easton Technical...

The Delta/McKenzie guys (Easton Technical Products) were promoting the Sevr 1.5 in our booth at the Iowa Deer Classic last March. The looked like a great head.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,833
Posted By Arrowsmith
Will do !!! I am going to do a little gun...

Will do !!! I am going to do a little gun hunting in the second firearms season and more bow hunting the second part of archery season. It will likely be cold and nasty then, but we will see. The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,833
Posted By Arrowsmith
[emoji1] I really think camo is overated unless...

[emoji1] I really think camo is overated unless you are turkey or elk hunting. All my stands are 15'-17' high and the deer just don't pay any attention to them.

I actually wear full camo most of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,833
Posted By Arrowsmith
Not sure why all the pics are not upright. They...

Not sure why all the pics are not upright. They looked correct when I posted them on Tapatalk. Maybe a moderator can fix them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,833
Posted By Arrowsmith
When I started this thread back in October I said...

When I started this thread back in October I said I wanted to take y'all through my first season in Iowa as a resident deer hunter.

Not all my posts are exciting and about killing big bucks. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,833
Posted By Arrowsmith
Thanks !!! The Slick Trick Grizz Trick 100 on a...

Thanks !!! The Slick Trick Grizz Trick 100 on a Carbon Express Maxima Red total 420 grains at about 290 fps is devastating. She ran about 60 yards spraying blood all the way. I found the arrow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,833
Posted By Arrowsmith
Update on my Iowa deer season. I have not...

Update on my Iowa deer season.

I have not hunted quite as hard after I tagged my buck on November 9th. With that being said I have done 25 sits since I killed my buck and 57 sits for the season...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 769
Posted By Arrowsmith
Here is a screenshot of our farm with stand...

Here is a screenshot of our farm with stand locations. I use Huntstand a lot. I also hunt a big (6700 acres) Iowa DNR Wildlife Management Area about 10 miles from our farm. It really helps out over...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,813
Posted By Arrowsmith
This is 100% correct ^

This is 100% correct ^
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Arrowsmith
Bear Mountain Ranch bearmountainranch.com ...

Bear Mountain Ranch

bearmountainranch.com

For a rifle hunt this place is almost 100%.

I can send you the outfitters contact info. Look at some of this seasons results here on their FB page....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By Arrowsmith
This field was planted about June 10th last year....

This field was planted about June 10th last year. We would have planted earlier, but as you can see the field was a little wet.[emoji846] Beans will definitely bring the deer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,739
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have a Raptor SD 54". I like it a lot.

I have a Raptor SD 54". I like it a lot.
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