Excalibur 225# draw crossbow, selling complete package. Includes lots of bolts and broadheads, scope, stringing rope, c------ rope, Excalibur soft case. Will do face to face transaction only. In Muscatine area, call for more info @ 563-299-5364
12/15/2016 @ 09:44 AM Contributed by: jimney Views:: 243
I have for sale a Savage, Model 10, 22-250. It does not have the drop out magazine, and does not have an adjustable trigger. Gun has synthetic stock and has been taken care of. I will be keeping the scope that is on it currently, but will throw in the old scope, which is an NC Star 6-24-50, if you would like it. Great gun for coyotes and has done its job well over the years, but I am ready for a new toy, and would like to switch over to my natural hand, a lefty. This one is right handed, bolt action. $250 firm. Would be an awesome first coyote gun for your kid and Christmas! Please call or text for pictures or with questions. 641-745-5595 Jim
08/04/2016 @ 10:38 AM Contributed by: JCG79 Views:: 220
I have 60 polyurethane panels with windows for sale. I was going to make hunting blinds out of them to sell and use, but I do not have the time so I'm deciding to sell them. They are sturdy enough to stand alone if connected to another panel. The blinds I was going to make would fold and fit in the back of a truck or side-by-side. There are two different size panels. The black panels measure 33"x63" asking $40/panel. The gray panels measure 45"x68" asking $50/panel. Thanks for looking.
02/07/2016 @ 08:46 AM Contributed by: tdaubee Views:: 364
Enjoy the Winter months
February 6, 2016
January and February can be two of the most brutally cold and boring months, stuck in the dead of winter sometimes it is hard to avoid the winter blues. One way that I have learned to subdue the symptoms of the winter blues is to get out the house and enjoy nature. Yes, you can enjoy nature in the winter season as well and I dont mean on a snowmobile or snow skiing. I am actively involved in the outdoors and deer hunting activities during the fall and I know that white-tailed deer naturally drop their antlers during the Iowa's harsh winters. I've read the literature from the experts about why and when bucks supposedly drop their antlers but the truth is, it all depends on the farm and numerous external influences.
Shed hunting has become a very popular past time for hunters and non-hunters alike in more recent years. My first few years shed hunting, I found a couple of antlers many of them half-chewed by squirrels and in less than perfect shape. Every antler that I found, I was more than tickled with and kept them in a special place as a prize possession. Through the years, I have picked up more and more antlers. I have learned that certain farms have bucks that drop early and others that hold their antlers until March. I have learned that stress of finding food, water or shelter can cause stress which in return may cause the antlers to drop. Other stimulants to the environment such as late season hunters and loggers can influence deer to move out of the areas and find new places to winter.
To me, Shed Hunting isn't about finding a dropped antler, it is about enjoying the time spent in nature. Nothing beats being deep in the woods, surrounded by not a moment of the busy city and no stress from the office and smelling the moisture in the air with the occasional aroma of cedar trees. My favorite time to take a walk is just as the sun is coming up or going down; there is something so beautiful yet inspiring about the various colors reflecting themselves in the blanket of white snow. I love grabbing my shed hunting buddy and hitting the woods during those twilight hours because there is a greater chance of seeing wildlife during these hours of the day which is an added bonus. Sometimes I wonder how the deer, squirrels, rabbits and other species seem to survive a winter so graciously.
Just a few weeks ago, during a sunset walk in the hills of Allamakee County, I photographed a doe - she looked healthy and plump. A good sign that winter is treating her well; a promising sign that she may deliver a healthy offspring come spring and an indication that even in the depths of January, there is hope for another plentiful harvest this fall.
Another sunrise gives me another day to take another walk and find more fallen antlers. In the month of January alone, my boyfriend and I have picked up 28 antlers including 9 matched sets off of one farm. In all of our years of shed hunting, we have never been this remarkably successful in January alone. We have picked up both sides of deer that we have been watching on trail cameras all year long. One of the most beautiful things about picking up these antlers is watching them develop their new rack the following summer. I spend months anticipating the growth they could put on and dreaming about the what-ifs and wishful thinking of a harvest the upcoming fall. This year, I picked up my first matched set off of a deer we have been watching grow since he was a youthful one-year old. Now a mature three and a half-year old, this deer that we dubbed "Little Timer", will produce his most mature rack in the next two years and may make his way to the top of our "hit list".
I believe in building a history with an animal, respecting the conditions upon which they live and the life they endure. I believe in harvesting animals to eat and to put food on the table. I believe in enjoying the very life that God put in front of us to enjoy, regardless of the season. Lastly, I believe that every person should enjoy the beauty of every sunset and sunrise and respect every single antler.
Read it on my blog: http://www.fluggeoutdoors.com/#!Enjoy-the-Winter-months/c1q8z/56b62e500cf2b4e0b61debd3