Tag sales

Discussion in 'Iowa Whitetail Conference' started by muddy, Sep 10, 2020.

Tags: Add Tags
  1. muddy

    muddy Administrator

    Messages:
    16,046
    Likes Received:
    1,883
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    20 feet up
    Anyone know if Iowa tag sales are up? Assuming they are since many are unemployed. Been seeing people post/comment/mention their home state tag sales are up overall.

    Great for the sport, but annoying when some dipstick crashes in on me this fall.
     
  2. AdBot Guest Advertisement

  3. Hardwood11

    Hardwood11 It is going to be a good fall!

    Messages:
    4,078
    Likes Received:
    852
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Both MN & Iowa
    Deer harvest will be up, I am guessing, as venison will be "very important" to hunters this year. Just my opinion.
     
  4. Brett Morris

    Brett Morris PMA Member

    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    150
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Wapello County
    I'll play devil's advocate to the previous post. I think doe harvests could certainly fluctuate due to the lack of HUSH availability. Our family doesn't mind a little venison but we donate almost all of our deer. Not having a HUSH option really makes me question my strategy for harvesting does. Finding enough people that are serious about taking a field dressed doe is a challenge in my experience.
     
    meyeri likes this.
  5. JNRBRONC

    JNRBRONC Moderator

    Messages:
    8,581
    Likes Received:
    629
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If HUSH is condensing due to lack of deer processor participation, people in the new DNR Iowa Deer Exchange want their "free" meat processed, how are the deer hunting newbies going to deal with the first deer they ever shoot? I guess you gotta learn sometime. I also wonder what the success rate is going to be for the new hunters. I chortle every time I hear someone say they are going to start deer hunting for the free meat. ;)
     
    Lucky 13 and Obsessed like this.
  6. hillrunner

    hillrunner PMA Member

    Messages:
    1,969
    Likes Received:
    462
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    NW Iowa
    Lol, it'll probably be the most expensive meat they ever buy!
     
    muddy, Lucky 13 and RoosterCogburn like this.
  7. OMB

    OMB New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    mke
    Zone 9 Non-Resident had leftover gun either sex for the second year in a row, which really surprised me (I think 25 last year and 4 this year). There was a point 10 or 15 years ago it was a given that you had to have a point to draw a buck tag and that's really not been the case lately. Almost every state out west the last 2-3 years has had massive influxes to their draws for every species. It's annoying personally that the sheep draws are getting more diluted because I don't want to buy my slam but it's obvious that the TV guys have finally pushed attention away from the Midwest and to the Western states. Even for whitetails, it seems like everyone and his brother is hunting Kentucky now.
     
  8. Tim Hull

    Tim Hull PMA Member

    Messages:
    1,022
    Likes Received:
    213
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Muscatine
    I am just thankful that we don't have over the counter tags for Non-residents. We need to continue to fight keeping the tags at 6,000
     
    Muskrat24, Falldreams, Sligh1 and 5 others like this.
  9. Fishbonker

    Fishbonker Life Member

    Messages:
    6,890
    Likes Received:
    785
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    The Padded Room

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