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Old 10-17-2020, 10:25 PM   #51
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Congratulations!!! You all are probably not that far from our farm. We are in Iowa 4 miles north of the Iowa/ Missouri state line.

Dapper Dan. Yes. It heating up here. There are at least 30-40 scrapes within a 300 yard radius of our house. I have moved 4 of my cameras to scrapes in the last few days. Almost time to start hunting. I don't want to booger up my spots before it really gets good.

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I agree. Rut is about to be full swing up there. What counties are you hunting in Iowa?
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:49 AM   #52
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Old 10-18-2020, 07:28 AM   #53
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I agree. Rut is about to be full swing up there. What counties are you hunting in Iowa?
We live in Davis county. I hunt about 90% on our farm and on my neighbors farms. I have some public ground spots in Appanoose and Wappello counties that I also hunt.

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Old 10-18-2020, 07:38 AM   #54
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My buddy smoke a huge doe last night picture below. I had two does come in yesterday evening kept looking back so I did not shoot. I was hoping my target buck was behind them, if he was he never showed his face. Good north wind this morning temp is 36 and I just heard two bucks fighting so this could get exciting!

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Old 10-18-2020, 07:45 AM   #55
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Right on following along

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Old 10-18-2020, 07:50 AM   #56
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Knot head just walked out

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Old 10-18-2020, 09:08 AM   #57
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Back at camp now, had a button buck, 2 does and a yearling come in this morning. The north wind started having a slight easterly kick to it which put the deer directly downwind. Since the wind was so high I did not even run the ozonics and they knew something was up. Regardless I have had the best sits of any hunt I have ever been on. Gone post up looks like the evening hunt is going to be prime time as far as weather. And I think I’m going to get back in the same stand I shot that doe from on the first hunt.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:38 AM   #58
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Hunting the Midwest is awesome !!

In about two weeks it's going to get crazy. It's just a little early although it's getting close. I am not getting any day light buck pics yet.

It is sleeting here in Davis county Iowa now.

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Old 10-18-2020, 01:49 PM   #59
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Hunting the Midwest is awesome !!

In about two weeks it's going to get crazy. It's just a little early although it's getting close. I am not getting any day light buck pics yet.

It is sleeting here in Davis county Iowa now.

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Buddy said if I want to come back up in 2 weeks to just pack my stuff and roll. We getting a little sleet here, wind is kicking right now but weather says at 5 wind will calm. Should be a good sit!
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:02 PM   #60
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Good luck. Looks nice up there
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Old 10-18-2020, 03:33 PM   #61
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Hunting the Midwest is awesome !!

In about two weeks it's going to get crazy. It's just a little early although it's getting close. I am not getting any day light buck pics yet.

It is sleeting here in Davis county Iowa now.

Good luck !!

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I will be in southern Illinois hunting the 31st through the 5th. Due to medical issues Iíll be bound to ground blind or tower blind. Plan on doing all days sits.

Thanks for taking us along
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:27 PM   #62
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In the tree wind supposed to die down about 5!
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:57 PM   #63
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Growing up in Missouri I hunted all day during early season (if I was able)fence rows and fields early and late in the day and water source during midday killed a lot of deer around noon.
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:15 AM   #64
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Well that’s a wrap for this trip, each of us smoked a doe. I had a blast and am now discussing leasing 930 acres for next season. Looks like I may be heading up to hunt the rut at the first of November, I did learn that I need better boots lol
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:01 AM   #65
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Here's the boot you need, and head back up the middle of Nov

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Old 10-19-2020, 09:15 AM   #66
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I will be in southern Illinois hunting the 31st through the 5th. Due to medical issues Iíll be bound to ground blind or tower blind. Plan on doing all days sits.

Thanks for taking us along
The Drurys and lakoskys kill a lot of big deer from blinds! Good luck.
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:23 AM   #67
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I pulled a card yesterday. I had my first buck daylight picture since July on 10-16-20 (Saturday). I went out yesterday evening at 5:30 about 300 yards north of the house and sat in the Terrace stand. I saw 4 does and 4 bucks between 5:30 and 6:50. They turn on like a light switch every year around October 15-20 and start showing up in daylight (right before dark). Two of the bucks were acting like buddies when I first spotted them and later they got into a pretty good fight across the way on one of my food plots.
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