Straight Arrow Outfitters
Iowa Draw
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
MQQSE 21-Jun-19
WI Shedhead 21-Jun-19
Russell 21-Jun-19
Pat Lefemine 21-Jun-19
Pyrannah 21-Jun-19
joehunter 21-Jun-19
Huntcell 21-Jun-19
deerslayer 21-Jun-19
IdyllwildArcher 21-Jun-19
kentuckbowhnter 21-Jun-19
Shawn 21-Jun-19
Trial153 21-Jun-19
gobbler 21-Jun-19
Shaft 21-Jun-19
BULELK1 22-Jun-19
ground hunter 22-Jun-19
archeryav 22-Jun-19
TSJ 22-Jun-19
sticksender 22-Jun-19
mtink 23-Jun-19
Boone 23-Jun-19
MQQSE 23-Jun-19
Bill in MI 23-Jun-19
midwest 23-Jun-19
12yards 23-Jun-19
BULELK1 24-Jun-19
Trial153 24-Jun-19
BagginBigguns 24-Jun-19
Boatman71 24-Jun-19
Huntcell 24-Jun-19
Trial153 24-Jun-19
midwest 24-Jun-19
Don K 24-Jun-19
archeryav 25-Jun-19
sticksender 25-Jun-19
kentuckbowhnter 25-Jun-19
Lovehunt11 25-Jun-19
SaddleReaper 25-Jun-19
Shawn 25-Jun-19
t-roy 26-Jun-19
archeryav 26-Jun-19
midwest 26-Jun-19
MQQSE 26-Jun-19
WoodMoose 26-Jun-19
Boatman71 26-Jun-19
gobbler 26-Jun-19
Trial153 24-Jul-19
12yards 24-Jul-19
TSJ 24-Jul-19
kentuckbowhnter 31-Jul-19
Trial153 31-Jul-19
ahunter76 01-Aug-19
Boone 01-Aug-19
From: MQQSE
21-Jun-19
Results are accessible. I’ll be hunting zone 5 on my farm. Good luck to all who applied.

From: WI Shedhead
21-Jun-19
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

From: Russell
21-Jun-19
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.

From: Pat Lefemine
21-Jun-19
Drew unit 5

From: Pyrannah
21-Jun-19
How many points?

From: joehunter
21-Jun-19
I am in! Unit 6

From: Huntcell
21-Jun-19
In for nine, more than enough points.

From: deerslayer
21-Jun-19
I’m going to unit 5! Lifelong dream.

21-Jun-19
Dad drew Western Iowa.

21-Jun-19
Got it with 4 points, Zone 5, Centerville will be a party.

From: Shawn
21-Jun-19
How many did it take for 5? I am close but thinking I have a better unit that takes less point. Shawn

From: Trial153
21-Jun-19
I am in for unit 5 tag...glad I secured a farm for the bow season. Bring in Nov and full fall schedule!

From: gobbler
21-Jun-19
Bow hunting zone 6 this fall

From: Shaft
21-Jun-19
I drew a tag for Zone 6 with 4 points. Can't wait!

From: BULELK1
22-Jun-19
Happy for you guys

No go for me

Kinda surprised me to see 6-8 weeks for the refund $$$ though.

Good luck, Robb

22-Jun-19
got a point this year, next year I will draw, I only need 2 points where I hunt

From: archeryav
22-Jun-19
got it for zone 5 with 5 points I'll travel from France to hunt there this fall

From: TSJ
22-Jun-19
Hunting zone 9 this fall

From: sticksender
22-Jun-19
Archeryav are you hunting with an outfitter or on your own? Let us know how you do.

From: mtink
23-Jun-19
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?

From: Boone
23-Jun-19
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

From: MQQSE
23-Jun-19
Mtink I live just across the border in Mercer County MO and my Iowa farm is not far from Pleasanton.

From: Bill in MI
23-Jun-19

Bill in MI's Link
2019 draw stats at link

From: midwest
23-Jun-19
Who's this Bill in MI guy??? Does he even hunt? ;-)

Hi Bill!

From: 12yards
23-Jun-19
Didn't get drawn. I'm ok with it as I have a SD hunt planned.

From: BULELK1
24-Jun-19
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

From: Trial153
24-Jun-19
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.

24-Jun-19
Struck out with 3 points in zone 4. I also struck out on my backup plan. I need a better plan!

From: Boatman71
24-Jun-19
Ill be hunting 5 as well!! ... Oh wait :-)

From: Huntcell
24-Jun-19
“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?

From: Trial153
24-Jun-19

Trial153's embedded Photo
Trial153's embedded Photo
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.

From: midwest
24-Jun-19
Pat, will there be a live hunt?

From: Don K
24-Jun-19
Headed to 5 as well...... Sounds like the unit will be a bowsite meet and greet !

From: archeryav
25-Jun-19
I'm the video editor of John Dudley and I'll hunt with him arround his farm.

From: sticksender
25-Jun-19
Sweet....good luck!

25-Jun-19
Dudley has his video's edited in France?

25-Jun-19
Good luck guys, I have hunted on zone 4.

From: SaddleReaper
25-Jun-19
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?

From: Shawn
25-Jun-19
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

From: t-roy
26-Jun-19
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.

From: archeryav
26-Jun-19
yes I'm editing his video from france since the begining of Nock On 10 years ago.

From: midwest
26-Jun-19
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.

From: MQQSE
26-Jun-19
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.

From: WoodMoose
26-Jun-19
yeap, first two weeks for me,,,but surprising things can happen around Thanksgiving as well

next year I should be out there again

From: Boatman71
26-Jun-19
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.

From: gobbler
26-Jun-19
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 .

From: Trial153
24-Jul-19
Has anyone received their 2019 NR tags in the mail yet?

From: 12yards
24-Jul-19
Unfortunately no, not going to happen this year, but I would like to get my check back soon.

From: TSJ
24-Jul-19
I haven’t received mine yet

31-Jul-19
Got my tag in the mail today!

From: Trial153
31-Jul-19
Mine came yesterday. Glad I secured the farm

From: ahunter76
01-Aug-19

ahunter76's embedded Photo
ahunter76's embedded Photo
I'm a transplant from Illinois (20+ years) Good Luck to all that drew a tag. I know many residents that have never taken a P&Y Buck so there are many variables. Any, good luck. I like Nov 2nd thru the 10th (If I worked-I'm retired) in my area (N.E.) but I hit it hard starting last week of Oct. till gun season. This guy stayed "just" out of range.

From: Boone
01-Aug-19
I got my refund check in the mail today

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