Monday, September 3, 2007

"Brothers of the Rack"

The rush of having sited some good looking White-tail bucks in the yard brings on the desire to once again try my hand at getting to the outback come December 1st-5th (first) or December 8th-16th (second) shotgun seasons here in Iowa. Bow seasons are from Ocotber 1st-November 30th and then again December 17th,2007 - January 10th,2008 Yes, there are some antlerless hunts later but you have to get in early since the license availabilty is determined by county --whatever the IDNR decides is a target number. First special anterless season falls from November 23rd - 25th and the second comes after the new year January 11th - 27th,2008, both being Iowa residents only. As you can see the season change is starting to become evident in the color change of the deer hair. Here at this link you will find some great information about the specifics that come as apart of getting to know them better. The why it is the way it is - http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/detail.asp?recnum=MA0046 Hope to see you around later. Have a great day!

6 comments:

Arthur said...

A couple great bucks. I cannot wait for season to start here in Michigan. We start bow on Oct 1st as well.

CDGardens said...

Haven't experienced bow hunting. It is on the "to-do" list with a bunch of other things. ;)

Windyridge said...

It's so nice to see a female hunter blogger! While I don't have a lot of hunting stuff on my blog there are some posts somewhere in there. I bow hunt for deer and turkey as do my sons and husband and we hunt deer with shotguns and lately rifles. We also hunt for pheasant and do some fishing. Stop on by. I will bookmark your site.

CDGardens said...

Thanks for stopping in windyridge. I like to hear about other people's experiences of the hunt. Will look in on you...If you look on my Links you will find some great lady hunter blogs. That is if you haven't found them already ;)

Dana said...

Nice pic! Is Iowa shotgun-only? or rifle too?

CDGardens said...

Dana- Sorry, I didn't see your comment until today.
Glad you liked the pic. It is fun to catch them on my camera. I work at not being threatening when I gain eye to camera contact.

I'm working on a blog post about acceptable firearms according to Iowa regulations. Thanks for your visit.