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Results are accessible. I’ll be hunting zone 5 on my farm. Good luck to all who applied.
No tag for me with 2 points goin in in unit 9. Supposed to be 55% with 2. Guess I need to go to church more
A swing-and-a-miss for unit 8. I didn't expect to draw since I had 0 points. It took two points last year going in to draw.
Good luck all for the upcoming season.
In for nine, more than enough points.
I’m going to unit 5! Lifelong dream.
Got it with 4 points, Zone 5, Centerville will be a party.
How many did it take for 5? I am close but thinking I have a better unit that takes less point. Shawn
I am in for unit 5 tag...glad I secured a farm for the bow season. Bring in Nov and full fall schedule!
Bow hunting zone 6 this fall
I drew a tag for Zone 6 with 4 points. Can't wait!
Happy for you guys
No go for me
Kinda surprised me to see 6-8 weeks for the refund $$$ though.
Good luck, Robb
got a point this year, next year I will draw, I only need 2 points where I hunt
got it for zone 5 with 5 points I'll travel from France to hunt there this fall
Archeryav are you hunting with an outfitter or on your own? Let us know how you do.
I live in unit 5 near Bloomfield, for those of you that drew tags good luck and for those of you who are coming to unit 5 where abouts are you hunting, nearest town?
I had 3 points and thought I would have a good chance for unit 4 well guess not. Will try and draw a tag next year with 4 points
Bill in MI's Link
Mtink I live just across the border in Mercer County MO and my Iowa farm is not far from Pleasanton.
Who's this Bill in MI guy??? Does he even hunt? ;-)
Didn't get drawn. I'm ok with it as I have a SD hunt planned.
Thanks for the link Bill
I knew going in my % with 0 points was slim to none but being able to use the bow on the late hunt was great motivation to give it a go.....
Good luck, Robb
Getting a little harder every year for the big three zones. Glad I cashed in on 5 this year. Planing on another hunt in 2025, give me 4 years to buy points to re draw the tag again.
Struck out with 3 points in zone 4. I also struck out on my backup plan. I need a better plan!
Ill be hunting 5 as well!! ... Oh wait :-)
“Getting a little harder every year for the big three zones.“
Which are the “big three”? How long have they been the “big three” and what are the criteria to achieve “big three” status?
Over 60 percent of the NR boa tag quota historicity comes from three zones, so 30 percent of the zones are getting 60 % of the Archery of the tags. Over the last four years those four zones have seen significant point creep. Compare 2015 Archery drawing stats to 2019 linked above.
Pat, will there be a live hunt?
Headed to 5 as well...... Sounds like the unit will be a bowsite meet and greet !
I'm the video editor of John Dudley and I'll hunt with him arround his farm.
Dudley has his video's edited in France?
Good luck guys, I have hunted on zone 4.
Drew zone 6!
I'm really curious when does everyone plan on going?
I'm planning to dedicate at least 2 weeks to get it done (more if need be as I have the PTO to burn).... but I'm unsure of what dates. I've talked to some experienced residents and hunters in general that have said targeting the 2nd week up to thanksgiving is the best time frame to connect with the most mature bucks?
Saddle, I would agree that the best dates may be from Nov 14th to Thanksgiving could be the best time as anytime from around the 4th or 5th til than the bucks can be locked down with does. Most folks like the first two weeks. I myself wish I could split the trip but it is a 20 hr drive where I would hunt. I would hunt from Oct 28th to Nov. 5th or so and than from the 14th for 6 or 7 days. I am going next year and covering all my bases and hunting from Oct. 25th to Thanksgiving. Shawn
Personally, I’ve had more success, on average, during the first 2 weeks of November than the last 2 weeks. Warm weather can have a big influence on daytime movement.
yes I'm editing his video from france since the begining of Nock On 10 years ago.
Last week in October and Thanksgiving weekend can be good but there's no time I'd rather be in a treestand in Iowa than the first 2 weeks of November.
The first two weeks of November is the time to be out for sure. It feels like prison to me if I am not in a tree during those days.
yeap, first two weeks for me,,,but surprising things can happen around Thanksgiving as well
next year I should be out there again
I think the best time here is from Halloween on. Halloween seems to be the "event" opener. The bucks are roaming hard until they find a hot doe.
I have my trip planned from Oct. 30th till Nov. 10th. Last time I hunted Nov 6th to 16th. Saw a couple big ones and ended up killing a decent 20 inch 9 pt. But most bucks were locked down with does. I’m hoping to hunt more of the pre rut this year before they lock down with does .