11/02/2017 @ 09:32 AM Contributed by: patrick Views:: 204
600 +/- acres in Albia, IA
Tuesday December 5th @ 1pm
Indian Hills Inn, Albia, IA
-Main lodge with 3 bedroom, kitchen with custom cabinets full of storage space, 2 full bathrooms, 3 car garage, laundry hookups.
-Guest lodge with 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, kitchen, and 2 car garage.
-247 +/- acres of crop land comprised of 145 acres currently cash rent and 102 acres CRP (requested for renewal).
-413 +/- acres of mature timber and pasture
-1/2 mile from Albia, airport.
-Property is right off of 201 St.
-Great income potential!
10/19/2017 @ 09:03 AM Contributed by: patrick Views:: 308
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 10:00 AM
SALE TO BE CONDUCTED AT THE FARM LOCATED: 1/2 Mile East of Drakesville, Iowa on 180th Street, then 2 Miles North on Jade Avenue to sale site. Auction Signs Will Be Posted.
440 ACRES M/L, Sections 21, 28 & 33, Soap Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa.
Tract I – 160 Acres: 74 Acres or more of level to sloping cropland, with remaining acreage mostly open, rolling pasture and hayland, with a pond. Road frontage with improvements including a frame barn and open-front machine shed with rural water service.
Tract II – 280 Acres: This tract of land adjoins Tract I on the north and consists of rolling, hardwood heavy timber ground with some hayland. This parcel of land offers great wildlife habitat, as well as secluded hunting grounds, with a centrally-located large pond. Access provided via easement across the west side of Tract I.
TERMS: 20% down day of sale, balance in cash upon delivery of a Warranty Deed, accompanied by Abstract of Title showing merchantable title. Real estate taxes will be pro-rated to January 1, 2018. Possession given upon settlement, subject to current tenant lease agreement. For further particulars or an appointment to inspect the property, please call the auction company: 641-682-5465. Announcements made day of sale take precedence over any advertising.
JIM KOSMAN, ROGER CLINGAN & TODD CARROLL – AUCTIONEER
AL MARTIN REAL ESTATE & AUCTION CO., INC.
307 Church St., Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641-682-5465 Website: www.almartinauction.net
Des Moines Izaak Walton League
and Water Works Park
4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa
Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by bringing the entire family out for a fun weekend discovering new and exciting ways to enjoy Iowa's outdoors. With over 50 free hands-on activities and daily family presentations, visitor's are able to learn, observe and experience recreation opportunities in the great outdoors.
Hands-on activities include (but are not limited to):Fishing-Reel Fishing, Bow Fishing, Casting games, Fish Printing, Fish Cleaning & Cooking. Water Sports-Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Life Jacket Safety, Knot Tying. Kid's Corner-Fossil & Treasure Dig, Live Animals, Minnow Races, Build a Bird Feeder, Camping
Tent Demonstrations, Dutch Oven and Game Cooking Buckskinners EncampmentTraditional encampment, Blacksmith Shop, Tomahawk Range, Atl AtlArchery Beginners Foam Range, Traditional Range (9 and over), 3D Range, Aerial Range, Bow Fishing. Tree Stand Safety, Shooting Sports Trap Shooting (height requirement), Sling Shot, BB Gun Range, Air Gun Range, Muzzle Loading Demo's Wildlife & Hunting
Furharvesting and Trapping in Iowa, Waterfowl Hunting, Turn In Poachers (TIP), Wild Game Care/Food Safety, Turkey Hunting Conservation - Urban Garden Program, Polk County Soil & Water Conservation, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Sierra Club, Urban Pollinator Program, Outdoor Health Raptor Release - SOAR (release times available at the Registration Tent) Live Game Field Dressing - Milo Locker
08/16/2017 @ 08:32 AM Contributed by: patrick Views:: 866
Middle River Buck Blinds Pre-Season Deer Hunting Open House
Saturday September 9th, 2017 9:00am to 5:00pm
1075 Highway 25, Menlo, IA (Exit 86 on Interstate 80) South of the Interstate ¼ of a mile.
There will be Deer Blinds, HuntVe (all electric UTV), mineral, food plots and more. Several Deer Blinds are going to be set up on stands. Our popular trailer blinds are going to be on site. This will allow you to get up close and sit in the blinds. Our staff will be there to answer any of your questions.
The HuntVes will be there. This is the all-electric UTV. Stealth has a new name it is called the HuntVe. Getting to your Deer stand quietly is very important. We will have one model available for demo test.
We are going to have military HMMWVs available for purchase at the event. These units are fully licensed and titled for road use.
We are going to have Dan Miller at this event to help you with all of your food plots needs. He has many years of experience in the agricultural industry from CRP to cover crops.
RAKS Big Game Supplements will be on hand at the event to talk about the need for mineral and feed supplementation for the deer, year round. We will have their product on hand to sell. Combine this with one of our feeders and you have deadly combination.
Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 8am-4:30pm
Learn the nearly lost art of bow building under the guidance of
an experienced instructor during a special workshop. See the
article on page 9 for more information. Cost: $220 per person.
Registration deadline is August 23.
Bow Building Workshop at Wickiup Hill Learning Center 10260 Morris Hills Road Toddville, IA 52341
Over time, many types of building skills have been lost to
modern manufacturing. A skill that is still used today, as it has
been for generations, is bow building. If you have an interest
in building your own bow built from one piece of wood, also
known as a selfbow, with the help of an experienced instructor,
this is your chance. The style of bow is also called a longbow.
Gene Winter has been building bows for many years and
will be sharing his skill with workshop participants on Saturday,
August 26, and Sunday, August 27 from 8am – 4:30pm
The workshop will be held at Wickiup Hill Learning Center.
Workshop cost is $220 per person, which includes one
stave. Additional staves may be purchased for an additional
cost. Pre-registration by August 23 is required. Class size
is limited. For more information or to pre-register, contact
Chuck at 319-(eight92)-6485.
06/15/2017 @ 09:03 AM Contributed by: patrick Views:: 2,442
Allen's Missouri River Guide Service is the premier guide service in the upper Midwest. Our motto is action is the attraction. It is not uncommon to catch 60 to 100 plus fish per day. Our area produces limits from ice out to ice on. Our guides will take the time to make sure you have a trip of a lifetime. We guide over 600 groups in the course of a season. We have 7 full time guides on staff, with 5 more other 3/4 time guides. It is full service, all you need is license, warm clothes and food and beverage. We will take nice pictures and send one home in a frame for you. You can have a complimentary beverage or 2 while we clean and freeze your fish. Our area is not surrounded by house and lodges. WE are fishing in the outdoors on primitive waters of the Missouri River. We also have premier pheasant hunting. Guiding over 5,000 acres of prime pheasant land.
06/15/2017 @ 08:58 AM Contributed by: patrick Views:: 729
Anyone who uses a power washer will be interested in this new rotating attachment for power washer wands. It lets you adjust the spray tip to multiple angles anywhere up to 90 degrees, and then lock it in place.
The 4-in long, brass Wand Wizard is designed to attach to the wand on most any pressure washer. It has a male coupler at one end and a female coupler at the other, and a spring-assisted locking collar in the middle. You remove the wand’s original spray tip and attach the Wand Wizard in its place, then attach the spray tip back onto the Wand Wizard (a thread-type model is also available).
To change the spray angle, you slide the locking collar back with one hand and use your other hand to twist the spray tip up or down and then lock it in place.
“It’s very handy to use because you can reach areas you could never reach with a straightaway spray wand,” says inventor Gene Johnson. “One customer uses it to get behind a valve body on his combine where oil and debris collects, and if the valve body gets hot it could start a fire. He couldn’t reach this area with a straightaway wand, but he can with the Wand Wizard. It has many other uses, including washing debris away from under lawn mower decks.” According to Johnson, the Wand Wizard will work on 90 percent of the pressure washer spray wands on the market. You can check out a short video of it at www.thewandwizard.com.
Contact: Gene Johnson, 426 NW 48th Pl, Des Moines, IA 50313 (ph. 515-480-4646: www.thewandwizard.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
01/07/2017 @ 06:29 PM Contributed by: Stuart Hoegh Views:: 1,243
Three months in a tree. On January 8th I felt that I had spent three months in a tree watching squirrels. Slowly waiting for the sun to go down had become monotonous. There had been exciting moments when several bucks walked passed or a group of deer emerged out of nowhere, and the season had been a success on several levels. I had shot my first coyote with a bow and filmed my first kill, a doe, but the grind of hunting in January had begun to get to me. I hadn’t had a deer in range in three hunts and hadn’t seen a shooter in over a month. I always have a feeling of excited optimism for deer hunting, yet at that point it was beginning to feel a little hopeless.
I had been in the stand for thirty minutes when a coyote came up the trail towards me, then skirted to the other side of the creek and out of sight. An hour passed, nothing showed. The transition from being alone in the woods to watching a deer is always somewhat abrupt. My thoughts are wondering as I stare at the trees, then suddenly a deer is in sight. I can never remember what I was thinking about prior to the deer’s arrival. All I know is a buck stood sixty yards away. Slowly he began moving up the trail in my direction. The wind was crossing slightly towards him. He stopped abruptly, turned and walked in the opposite direction. “That was it,” I thought to myself. “I have waited all this time to have a marginal wind ruin my opportunity.” He walked ten yards then broke from the trail and began to slowly circle back towards my stand. Using no particular trail he picked his way into thick cover and out of sight. I snapped into my d-loop and prepared for the buck to arrive. He appeared at thirty yards, still in thick cover. The buck plodded along through the brush focused on crossing the creek. I realized he would pass through a small shooting lane at around thirty yards before entering into thick cover again and there would be no remaining opportunity for a shot. He walked quickly forward. As his body filled the clearing I grunted twice. For a brief moment nothing moved, then the arrow connected halfway up and slightly back. He turned and ran up the hill. His gait seemed normal until I saw him wobble near the top of the hill, I realized later that he collapsed several steps later. The shot had missed his lungs but severed the liver, leaving only a small blood trail but killing the deer within 200 yards. As I stared into the camera all I could think to say was “We did it, we did it, we did it.”
My brother Harrison and my buddy Jared run a website with blogs and videos on hunting every species in Iowa. Bowhunting in January is unusual for our group. Most seasons we are able to tag out by late November, then focus on muzzleloader season. Yet, this season had been more challenging than most. The rut had been warm, and we constantly felt we were one step behind the bucks. Harrison and Jared had each shot deer that we were unable to recover. It is frustrating to miss deer, but to hit them non-lethally is something that we feel is unacceptable. Thus, to complete a hunt as a member of a team was truly special. Those guys were as excited as I was and I was happy to end our season on a high note. If you would like to read any more blogs or watch videos then check out iowaslam.wordpress.com . We are happy to share any of our material with Iowa Sportsman.