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10th Annual Presidents’ Day FireArm Auction

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Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9:00 A.M.

Over 300 guns already consigned including high end early consignments to include “extensive” AR semi auto rifle collection in brands such as Colt, Rock River (special editions), Daewoo, Valmet, HK, Bushmaster & others. Also Browning White Lightning .410, Les Baer custom 1911. Other pistols to including Beretta (NIB), Specter, Australian Arms, Rugers, etc. Other long guns including Steyr, Bull Pup, Hesse. Many other significant long guns. The above listed guns are from a private collection. We are now transporting yet another set of high end “fresh to the market” quality guns.

This will be an online only timed auction.

Every gun will positively sell to the highest bidder—no exceptions!


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Catfish University returns to Iowa

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Nationally known catfish guide, author and educator Brad Durick is bringing his Catfish University back to Iowa March 17th 2018. It will be located at the Adventureland Inn, 3200 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, Iowa. Check in will begin at 8am with the first seminar starting at 9am.

This 8 hour event will be very different than previous Universities as it will be an entire day-long event covering topics such as advanced catfishing, catching channel cats in lakes and rivers, flatheads, ice fishing catfish, catfishing from a kayak, using advanced electronics in your catfishing and the day will end with a round table of all five speakers.
Presenters for Catfish University are:

Captain Brad Durick- Catfish Guide on the Red River
Ted Ellenbecker- Renowned flathead and structure expert
David Wyner- Iowa Catfish Guide specializing in Drifting and Trolling catfish
Spencer Bauer- Flathead and kayak catfishing expert
Troy Hansen- Catfish ice fishing specialist

The cost for this catfishing event is $65 per person. $50 per person if registered before February 1, 2018. For more information and to register www.catfishuniversity.com

Brad Durick

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Kramer's 2018 Winter Firearms Auction

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Saturday January 20th @ 9AM
Kramer Auction Gallery
203 E. Blackhawk Ave.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Sale Preview: Friday Jan. 19th 2-7 PM

Save the Date, 400+ Great Estate Firearms, Antiques, Modern & Collectible, plus great Military & Sporting item!


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Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 AM
Location: Steffes Group Facility, 2000 Main Ave E, West Fargo, ND 58078

Over 100 guns already consigned!
Watch for more details and photos coming late in late December/early January!

Online bidding will be available.

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4th Annual Fishing Academy near Cedar Rapids Jan 11 & 13, 2018

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Fishing Academy – Learn to fish, The Basics ~ Fishing 101 by Palo Outdoors
Thursday, January 11, 6-9pm
If you are new to fishing or rusty from time away from the fishing scene, then we would like to invite you to join us for an educational brush up that will prepare you for success on the water. Join Chuck Ungs and Capt. Dave Nichols from Hawkeye Angling Adventures, as we guide you through how to set yourself up for success. No charge but pre-registration is suggested to ensure adequate materials are available. Door prizes will be awarded to participants. Pre-register by Jan. 10 by calling 319-892-6485 to talk to Chuck.

4th Annual Fishing Academy
Saturday, January 13, 9am-4:30pm
We will again host a great opportunity to pick up some new ideas and techniques from the leading edge of the fishing world. We will have a number of experts here to help you catch more quality fish. See page ??? for additional information on presenters. Cost is $20 per person including lunch and chances at door prizes.

See enclosed photo for more detail.

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Persistence pays Big Time!

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As you might have guessed from the title, this story focuses on being persistent when bow hunting. This is not a tale of my own personal hunting adventure. It is a snapshot of my daughter Madison's pursuit of a specific buck. Madison has bow hunted off and on the past 4 years, with her dedication to her studies and playing golf for her college, she had to put hunting on the back burner from time to time. This year though was a different story. This year she was able to focus more on bow hunting, and practicing her archery skills. Don't get me wrong, she still has a very full school schedule and works, but now with her living back home, she has more time to spend in the woods. And that is exactly what she did this year. Logging countless hours in her groundblinds pursuing not just a whitetail deer, but a true Iowa Giant. After several nights with no success she never gave up. Her positive attitude and excitement to get back out as soon as possible was very infectious. Even after her encounter with her target buck and succumbing to the dreaded "buck fever" she still persisted. Finally on November 16th she had her third encounter with "her" buck........this time she stayed composed and focused. With one well placed 30 yard shot ( that she practiced over and over on the block target) she fulfilled what many bow hunters only dream about. She got "her" buck. Her excitement, persistence , and most importantly the respect she showed her buck, added another layer of pride I have to be her Dad.

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Iowa OutDoor Expo for Kids & Families

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Sept 23rd & 24th, 2017
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

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

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Middle River Buck Blinds Pre-Season Deer Hunting Open House

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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.

Lunch will be provided during the event.


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Long Bow Building Workshop 8/26 & 27 near CR

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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.

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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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