Starting To Fire Up

Discussion in 'Iowa Whitetail Conference' started by Jake_Schlotterback, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Jake_Schlotterback

    Jake_Schlotterback Member

    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Columbia, IA
    I was wondering how the deer activity is in everyones hunting areas? Ive had some people from home saying they have seen nice bucks chasing but only early morning and late evening. I havent personally seen it yet but Im hoping that this weekend it will get even more active with this cold front coming in. Me and the old man are going out this weekend and hes going to hit the horns together. Hopefully it works out. He seems to have the touch when it comes to rattling. Never seen anything like it.
     
  2. AdBot Guest Advertisement

  3. vike4life

    vike4life PMA Member

    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Eldora Ia.
    Sunday last day of early muzzy season had a nice 140ish come through, hot on a doe like it was the first week in Nov. Oct. 23 started seeing yearlings kicked off by themselves. Get in a tree!
     
  4. kalenz

    kalenz CoffinCreek

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I haven't made it out much. Fired up for the weekend though. A buddy of mine harvested a 150 class buck on Tuesday that was dogging a doe. He was hunting SE of Des Moines. I was shocked by that, especially with the warm temps. A fews guys have told me they are having really good luck rattling.
     
  5. Bill Hartzell

    Bill Hartzell New Member

    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Iowa, United States
    Very cool your dad has a knack for rattling. I've tried it with no success whatsoever. I will keep trying though. :)
     
  6. Jake_Schlotterback

    Jake_Schlotterback Member

    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Columbia, IA
    He kicks trees. Stomps the ground. Makes as much noise as possible. It always seems to get them interested
     
  7. scooter

    scooter New Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    council bluffs IA
    make noise

    make it sound like 2 bucks trying to kill each other, break sticks bang them together, i found if you find a blow down with a lot of limbs and use a large stick and go crazy on it rattle and grunt don't be afraid to create some noise, it will help if you have a buck decoy close but positioned so you can shoot around it because they will come to it and want to fight.:drink2:
     
  8. huntingkid

    huntingkid New Member

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Went out tonight and saw 2 shooters prolly 175 /180 class running the does good. The woods are gonna be on fire this weekend.
     
  9. BWHNTR0808

    BWHNTR0808 New Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    bondurant
    i saw one 6 point and a larger one in with some does on the food no real chasing from what i saw pretty quite in my woods
     
  10. DoneRight

    DoneRight PMA Member

    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Iowa
    Tonight from 5 o'clock until about 5:30, I witnessed one of the longest fights I've ever seen. A 130 class buck just owned a 2.5 yr old for a half hour. The commotion was unreal. This weekend is gonna be good!
     
  11. Deere1

    Deere1 Member

    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    SE Iowa
    Planned on hunting tree line divided by standing corn on one side and three acres of clover on other side surrounded by timber in morning with a decoy but now starting to second guess myself and think I need to hunt in timber on ridge top. Anyone have any thoughts to help with decision ?
     
  12. Elitebowhunter

    Elitebowhunter New Member

    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    third rock from the sun
    went out tonight as well. Wind was awful, seen 5 does and 1 100 inch 8 point. No seeking/chasing going on around here. Perhaps this weekend.
     
  13. skyleralan

    skyleralan PMA Member

    Messages:
    1,217
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Bedford, Iowa

    I am afraid you will bump deer in the morning still feeding in the clover. So yes, I would sit more of a travel route or closer to a bedding area and catch them transitioning back to bed.

    Then, I would sit the first stand you mentioned in the evening.
     
  14. Iowabowtech

    Iowabowtech New Member

    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    State Of Confusion
    Saw a 140 chasing a few does tonight. He also ran off a smaller buck. Action started in the open at 4pm. He milled around with them as they fed on clover until dark, never left them but there wasn't the tenion yet that we'll see in a few more days. It's on the brink of getting good fast and it's already good if you're in the right spot.
     
  15. vike4life

    vike4life PMA Member

    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Eldora Ia.
    11:30 p.m. tonight. Saw two nice bucks chasing a doe across the road in front of car on my way home. Gotta get in the stand in the A.M. !!
     
  16. deeraddict

    deeraddict PMA Member

    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Clinton County IA
    On my way to work this morning about 5:30, saw a nice 160 class 10 point standing in the ditch along the road, a doe was bedded down about 8 feet behind him. Slowed almost to a stop to get a good look at him and they didn't pay me any attention.
     
  17. lutyman

    lutyman New Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Just got to work. Leaving at 1 pm. Can hardly wait!
     
  18. jboswell

    jboswell Member

    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Southwest Iowa
    busting out of work early today to hunt the evening. Saw 2 decent bucks last night, some minor bumping of does but nothing all out yet.
     
  19. BJohnson

    BJohnson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,903
    Likes Received:
    143
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Iowa
    bumped a few on the way to the stand this am - nothing too eventful though once I got to the tree. in the stand from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.
     
  20. shadowpeople

    shadowpeople Active Member

    Messages:
    1,008
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Humboldt, IA
    Coworker's son in law shot a real nice buck this morning, and then a friend of mine shot a real nice one as well about a half hour later. Ugh... I can't focus at work any more today!!!!!!!
     
  21. Deere1

    Deere1 Member

    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    SE Iowa
    Sat from 6-10 and seen one small buck. Did find a lot of fresh rubs and scrapes.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice