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#1 ScopinYotes

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:32 PM

Hey all,

Anyone from Iowa on here and have any luck or see any bobcats this season? Being from Northern Iowa, I can't hunt bobcat since it is only allowed in the Southern Iowa counties. I was just curious if these things were even likely to be found around here. Thanks.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

Being originally from Iowa, and spending 17 years in southern Iowa, I would think you should have them In the northern areas. What county are you in? I also have freinds that have taken their cat for this season. Back in the late 70's and early 80's we were catching a few while trapping, but back then we had to release them if they were unharmed. If they were hurt we had to contact Fish & Game Dept. to come and get the cat.

Back then I also traveled to the Decorah area 3 to 4 times a year to fish the trout streams and I would see track and scat along the streams.

Good to have another Iowan on the site.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:19 AM

Being originally from Iowa, and spending 17 years in southern Iowa, I would think you should have them In the northern areas. What county are you in? I also have freinds that have taken their cat for this season. Back in the late 70's and early 80's we were catching a few while trapping, but back then we had to release them if they were unharmed. If they were hurt we had to contact Fish & Game Dept. to come and get the cat.

Back then I also traveled to the Decorah area 3 to 4 times a year to fish the trout streams and I would see track and scat along the streams.

Good to have another Iowan on the site.


Great insight buddy, thank you. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

Being originally from Iowa, and spending 17 years in southern Iowa, I would think you should have them In the northern areas. What county are you in? I also have freinds that have taken their cat for this season. Back in the late 70's and early 80's we were catching a few while trapping, but back then we had to release them if they were unharmed. If they were hurt we had to contact Fish & Game Dept. to come and get the cat.

Back then I also traveled to the Decorah area 3 to 4 times a year to fish the trout streams and I would see track and scat along the streams.

Good to have another Iowan on the site.


Thanks for the reply. I'm from Cerro Gordo county. It's unfortunate that we can't hunt them up here. I'd love to make a trip down to the southern counties sometime and try to get one.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:48 AM

Are you in Mason City then? I used to live in Grafton and went to school in St. Ansgar.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

Great insight buddy, thank you. :thumbsup:

Thanks Matt!!

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.------------"

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:09 PM

Yeah I'm in Mason City. But yeah Grafton, about a half hour away. Small world haha

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:07 PM

Yeah I'm in Mason City. But yeah Grafton, about a half hour away. Small world haha

Yes it is. I moved from Grafton to Winterset in 1969. Winterset is the birth place of Marion Morrison( we'll see if anyone knows our cowboy history) and home to Iowa's covered bridges. I was a junior in high school. I moved to Colorado in 1985. Always wanted to be out west and when I got the chance I took it.

During the 70's and early 80's I made a lot of money trapping and hunting.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.------------"

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

Yes it is. I moved from Grafton to Winterset in 1969. Winterset is the birth place of Marion Morrison( we'll see if anyone knows our cowboy history) and home to Iowa's covered bridges. I was a junior in high school. I moved to Colorado in 1985. Always wanted to be out west and when I got the chance I took it.

During the 70's and early 80's I made a lot of money trapping and hunting.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:36 PM

Out West is where I want to go too. I've traveled to Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Arizona before and in my personal opinion, nothing compares to it. Absolutely beautiful.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

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(just can't deny those Rocky Mountains)

 

 

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

 

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.------------"

 

 

 

 

 





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