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Multi-Party Gun Auction-300+ Guns, Ammo, Accessories

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LOCATION: Steffes Group Facility, 2000 Main Ave E, West Fargo, ND.
FIREARMS Selling Live: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Please join Steffes Group on December 10th for an outstanding firearm dispersal auction that includes guns from the Wayne Peterson Estate, and the Scott Montgomery Estate, as well as from the private collections of Mark Dohn, Josh Alsager, Jeremy Hopewell, and the City of West Fargo.

Over 300 firearms, including over 100 handguns, and 200+ long guns, that include Winchester Models 1866, 1895, 1890, 1894, 1906, 61, 42, 62, 12, 1892, 1893, 1897, 88, 1901, 37, as well as numerous models from Stevens, Remington, Enfield, Browning, Ithaca, Lefever, FN, Luger, North American Arms, Glock Ruger, Kimber, Sig Sauer, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Taurus, Uberti, H&K, Benelli, Rossi, Mauser, Olympic Arms, Walther, BRNO, Marlin, Rock Island Arsenal, Inland, Bushmaster, Diamondback, Weatherby, Henry, Savage, CZ, Mossberg, M1 Garands, and carbines, along with others. There are both desirable older models and modern arms alike with something for everyone.

AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Guns are in secure storage and are not available for preview prior to auction day. Inspection available auction day starting at 7:00 AM. Live online bidding available. Terms, registration, and details available online at www.SteffesGroup.com
On-Site Buyer’s premium of 10% applies to all purchases. Internet Buyer’s Premium is 10% plus 2%, capped at $500 per item.

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3RD Annual Winter Fishing Academy 1/14/17 near CR IA

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3rd Annual Winter Fishing Academy
Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center
10260 Morris Hills Road, Toddville, IA
January 14, 2017 – Saturday 8:30 AM – 4:30PM
$20.00 per person includes Lunch-payable at the door
Limited Space!
Door prizes.

8:30-9:00 Registration $20 per person-includes lunch and drawings

9:00-10:45 Fishing 101 – LEARN TO FISH-THE BASICS by PALO OUTDOORS with Chuck Ungs-Linn Co Conservation Naturalist & Dave Nichols-Hawkeye Angling Adventures
10:45-11:00 BREAK

CrawDaddy Outdoors Darrin Siefken & Jackson Kayaks Pro-Staff Tanner Speidel


1:00-2:00 Fishing 303- BASS FISHING TIPS & TRENDS
St Croix Rod Pro-Staff Chris Aswegan

2:00-3:00 Fishing 404- WALLEYE FISHING-Back to the Future
NWT/Do-It Molds Pro Steve Miller
3:00-:315 BREAK

3:15-4:15 Fishing 505- ICE FISHING/PAN FISHING products and technique updates, Mark Hughes-Fin & Feather, Iowa City

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Year End Gun Auction - 500+ guns

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Saturday Dec. 3rd @ 9AM
Kramer Auction Gallery 203 E. Blackhawk Ave. Prairie du Chien, WI

Selling 500+ Modern & Collectible Firearms. Including the 2nd part of the Bill Ludwig Military Collection. Plus other estate's in transit with great Modern & collectible arms of all types. Deluxe Special Order Winchester 1886 Rifle; Deluxe Marlin 1881 Rifle; Deluxe Model 64 & 71 Winchesters, Winchester SRC’s , 22 Models & More! Rare Ad Topperwein Target Indian, Antique Colt Single Action Army- Nickel w/ Ivory; Rare Remington Model 1875 & 1890 Single Action Army’s; Exceptional Engraved Colt SA attributed to David “Carbine” Williams designer of the M1 Carbine! JP Sauer Drillings, Greener Martini Sporter; Westley Richards Carbine & other rare European guns by Lofley, Armstrong & Smythe! LUGERS; Rare Mauser 1922 Nickl pistol; Numerous WWII Pistols & Rifles; Shoulder stock 1911 45; Fine Remington Zouave w/ bayonet; German, US & British 22 cal trainers, NIB M1-D Sniper from CMP; Parker Reproduction DHE 28ga double; Numerous American & Italian Double Barrel shotguns.

Full list of items, catalog & bidding at www.kramersales.com www.proxibid.com/kramer

Kramer Auction Service

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ScentBlocker® spikes “Deer Under the Influence” lineup with two new flavors for Hogs and Bears!

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Cannon Falls, MN — January 2016 — ScentBlocker, a constant innovator of scent control and attractant products for hunters, announces the introduction of two additions to the Under the Influence product line: HUI and BUI – Hogs and Bear Under the Influence. The exciting DUI product that was introduced at the 2015 ATA Show has met with success both in the field and at retail, and has led to the extension of this product line.

Using new Under the Influence, with its naturally intoxicating effect, helps make big game more relaxed and complacent – and animals act like they don’t even care! The calming aspect of these products is unique, powerful and totally new to hunting!

These unprecedented and proprietary formulas have been researched and refined in the lab, and then tested in the field on wild game. They contain a unique and powerful natural root extract, which has a well-documented effect of physiologically calming and relaxing high-strung and hyper animals. ScentBlocker applies this science to the first-ever hunting product that reduces the fear and flight response of game, while calming and relaxing them. They have an almost intoxicating effect and are unlike anything previously available.

When establishing feed stations or hunting over bait, spray Under the Influence when you first set up your bait station. You may spray it on the bait itself, the surrounding foliage, or on a scent rag. Keep applying each time you bait and mist it through the air periodically during your hunt. Or spray on foliage near your stand site and in shooting lanes. Under the Influence will help to encourage prolonged visits and more frequent visits during daylight hours.

For more information call 1-507-263-2885 or visit www.ScentBlocker.com.

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Mobile Strong Press Release

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New Store ‘n Pull Truck Bed System
Being hunting enthusiasts ourselves from northwestern WI, we understand the frustration of trying to organize, secure and access all of the essential gear and equipment in the bed of your truck.
At MobileStrong, our mission is to create smarter, more durable vehicle storage solutions that fit not only people’s trucks and SUVs-but also their budgets and lifestyles.
We started out with standard storage drawers, but are now proud to offer the ultimate solution for your storage and organizational needs. The all new Store ‘n Pull Truck Bed System tackles this frustration with ease! At the base of the system sits our classic HDP Truck Box, featuring: secure drawers with keyed locks, weather resistant, d-ring tie downs and durable construction. It fits between the wheel wells at 47” wide. Optional accessories can be added to perfect your setup. The icing on the cake is the full width pull out slide on top, no more crawling into the back of your pickup truck. This steel frame bed system features: a dual latching system, plywood decking covered in all-weather Foss liner and no-drill installation with an 800 pound load capacity.
You can take it with you and easily find it when you get there.

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Tri-state Rodbuilders Workshop near CR IA 10/8/16

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Tri-State Custom Rod Builders Workshop at Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center near Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Wickiup is well above water –PLEASE RSVP!
Saturday, Oct. 8, 9am-3pm

The Tri-State gathering of Rod Builders will find itself back at Wickiup Hill once again this fall. We welcome builders new and seasoned to join us to share information about fishing rod building.

There will be various instructors offering informative presentations that are still being set at this time. Possible topics are usually wide ranging and instructive, whether you are just getting started with custom fishing rod building or an old salt. Lunch will be provided and there will be a lot to learn and share. Bring some of your completed rod building projects along for show and tell.

For further details or to send an RSVP, please contact Chuck Ungs at chuck.ungs(a t)linncounty.org or by calling 319-892-6485 in order to plan ahead for food. The workshop is free – goodwill donations accepted for lunch. We could always use a few extra snacks or cookies if you wish to bring some to share.

I am actively seeking additional instructors for this workshop NOW! If you have something new that you are trying and wish to share or know of a topic you’d like to see or an instructor, you wish to suggest I’d appreciate that info soon! Thanks for your help in making this a great workshop once again!

Chuck Ungs

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We are an Iowa born and raised solar company that is revolutionizing the industry by bringing affordable and reliable solar power to every business, farm, and home.

Our mission is simple:

✔ Provide a turn-key solution that makes getting solar SIMPLE ✔ Offer zero money down financing ✔ Ensure you cash flow positive from DAY ONE

That means you can get solar with NO MONEY OUT OF POCKET and use the money that solar saves you to pay for the system! PLUS, up to 80% of your solar system can be paid for with federal, state, and local incentives! Want to find out how much YOU can save? Visit: http://goiowa.solar/andsave for a free assessment! Tyler Anderson, the President and Founder of Iowa Wind and Solar, recently shared his vision with the press: "Imagine a world where, instead of paying the electric utility and taxes, you could instead save that money and invest it in an asset that YOU own. An asset that will produce free power for decades to come, and won't cost you a dime more than you're already spending today. I don't know about you, but I like that world."

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Allen's Missouri River Fishing and Hunting Lodge

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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.


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Antler Shed Hunting With Your Dog

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Antler Shed Hunting With Your Dog
By Chris Wise

We are little over a month away from one of Iowa's greatest hunting seasons. Yes it's antler shed hunting! Outside of trail cameras, which many hunters don't leave up year around, there's no better or earlier way to get an idea of the caliber of bucks that made it through the previous season. In this way I think it's actually important and strategic to go hunt for sheds.

I remember the first sheds I ever found. I was on my ATV checking fences and honestly hoping to see a coyote dumb enough to stand still for a few seconds. I had just come out the woods into a secluded field in the northern most section of my property and I look over to see a very nice matched set of antlers laying not 10 feet from each other. I couldn't believe my luck. After thanking the very generous deer for having lost his rack in such a convenient manner I proceeded to the nearest Casey's store to purchase a lottery ticket.

Despite being a fun treasure hunt of sorts, I should point out that there's some money to be had for the resourceful shed hunter. At the time of this writing the lowest bid I could find on EBay for a matched set of sheds was $150.00! Depending on the size, color, and overall look of your sheds, they could fetch upwards of $1300.00! Easily more for a very unique set. This is no joke. Companies and individuals that design rustic furniture are some of the first to bid on deer antlers. Knife makers too. There is a very real and active market for this.

The thing I'm most interested in when it comes to this hobby is training my dog to find antlers for me. Dogs clearly cover ground faster than humans do. Take advantage of your hound's sensitive nose to discover more sheds than you ever have! Tom Dokkin of Oakridge Kennels in Northfield, MN. is at the forefront of this sport. Tom has given talks and demonstrations at some of the nations largest sportsman conventions and continues to offer shed dog training out of his home facility. Tom says, “Anyone can do this. This isn’t just for guys. Women and children are involved as well and it’s a great family activity."

I was privileged to be able to speak with Mr. Dokkin recently and ask him a few questions about the sport of shed hunting with man’s best friend. Here’s what he had to say.

Me: Tom, what type or personality of dog is best for shed hunting?
Tom: Retrievers do this for a living, but honestly any dog that seems interested can be great. People think training a dog to find antlers is a daunting task, but it’s just not that difficult. If you are starting from scratch and are just purchasing a dog, then I recommend a retrieving breed.

Me: What are some basic shed dog training tips or techniques?
Tom: You need a dog that has some basic obedience training. This is foundational. You must have control over your dog. The dog needs to have a strong desire to search and retrieve. You could start by getting an antler and playing fetch.
A lot of people already own a trained bird dog and it can be used to find sheds too. Just remember to give the antler a name (command) that is very different from your bird dog commands. For example you could say, “Find the bone."

Me: What is the fastest way to ruin a dog’s interest in finding antlers?
Tom: To do it too much. Don’t overwork the dog. Keep it upbeat and fun. It’s very important to quit at the point where the dog seems to be enjoying it the most. This way, every time you train the dog, it will be eager to please and interested.

Me: What are the costs involved in training a dog to find antlers?
Tom: Around $30.00. All you need are an antler, some training scent, and a DVD or book to show you how. The equipment is inexpensive.

Me: Where can folks go to find more information about you and shed hunting with dogs?
Tom: The best place is probably my website www.sheddogtrainer.com. You can find products, services, tips, events, the blog, and a link to our Facebook page there.

Tom is featured in a book by Jerry Thoms.(Training your dog to hunt for shed deer antlers) Here are some tips that I found useful:
• Use a foam rubber antler or a real one with the tips rounded to start with. If your puppy gets hurt by the real thing, it could negatively impact your dog's desire for antler bones.
• Simply play fetch with the antler. Toss the bone a short distance within eyesight so it’s simple for your dog to find.
• Hide the antler under a blanket, pillow, or around a corner. Make the dog have to search a little bit.
• Transitioning to outdoors - again toss the antler a short distance, then a long distance. Then begin hiding it under bushes but still in sight. Randomly vary the hide locations.
• Wash your training antler or use a scent remover, and wear rubber gloves. You don’t want your dog always finding the antler based on the scent of your hands.
• Always take some sheds of your own when you go out to train your dog in the field. This way the dog always succeeds and will remain interested in the activity. Tie some bright colored ribbon around the antler so you can find it again.

Obviously there is a bit more to this than simply playing fetch with an antler, so I would encourage you to visit Tom’s website and consider ordering a dvd or book. The training book is an easy read and very informative. Tom outlines a common sense step-by-step approach to get your dog retrieving antlers in no time. A good number of interesting videos can be found on YouTube as well. Search for Tom Dokken or shed dog training.

I have only just begun training my dog Disco to find and retrieve antlers, but I’m hopeful she stays interested. She loves it so far. I keep her antler on the mantle of my fireplace and most days she can be found sitting below, staring longingly at it - Kind of like I do when I go to the bow or gun shop.

Like many of you I enjoy the outdoors, and I enjoy them more when my dog is with me. What better way to keep your dog sharp and active off-season than to train it to hunt for sheds? You are going to be out in the woods anyway, it’s what you do. More than that it’s who you are. Now get out there and enjoy!

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Palo Outdoors Winter Fishing Academy

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Space is limited, sign up NOW!
Winter Fishing Academy – Fishing 101 – At Palo Outdoors 1204 1st St. Palo Iowa 52324
January 10 and 17 – Saturdays – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Beginners are welcome to join us at each of these sessions where we will progressively learn about the basics of fishing. What line works well, how do you tie knots, how do you choose the right hooks, bobbers, sinkers and lures to make your fishing experience more productive. What fishing rods are best for beginners and why? Join Naturalist Chuck Ungs as we tease out the things you should know to become a successful angler. Free. Open to all ages but children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Pre-register to save a seat by calling 319-892-6485. For more information or to view other possible additions to the series, check the Linn County Conservation Department webpage at http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Linn/Events.aspx or call Palo Outdoors 319-851-5290

Winter Fishing Academy – Fishing 201- At Palo Outdoors
January 14 – Wednesday – 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Intermediate fishing skills will be covered concerning local fish and local waters. Local bass tournament angler Billy Meier will talk about Lake Macbride bass and crappie. Do-it Molds Walleye Pro Steve Miller will cover slow death rigging to entice fish to bite! Learn how to use this method to catch more fish. Captain Dave Nichols will cover selecting rods & reels for crankbaits, jigging & rigging. Free. Open to all ages but children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Pre-register to save a seat by calling 319-892-6485. For more information or to view other possible additions to the series, check the Linn County Conservation Department webpage at http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Linn/Events.aspx or call Palo Outdoors 319-851-5290

Winter Fishing Academy – Fishing 301 – At Palo Outdoors
January 21- Wednesday – 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Advanced Fishing skills will be covered by bass tournament angler Billy Meier speaking to the techniques and methods that are winning bass tournaments in the Midwest. NWT Touring Pro Gary Speicher will cover open water trolling tricks for walleye. Captain Dave Nichols will cover Advanced Equipment Selection for specialty trolling presentations with boards & lead core. Free. Open to all ages but children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Pre-register to save a seat by calling 319-892-6485. For more information or to view other possible additions to the series, check the Linn County Conservation Department webpage at http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Linn/Events.aspx or call Palo Outdoors 319-851-5290

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