02-21-2002, 08:05 AM
I'm a new member who lives in the northeast/northcentral part of Iowa. Most of the bucks around here are still carrying their antlers and I've only seen a couple half-racks so far. Only had time to get out once this year so far and found a dead five-point who didn't make it for some reason or another. Last year I think I only ended up with 20 or so antlers, but didn't put too much time in — mainly just weekends. I've been watching an area near here that has been harboring some nice deer over the past couple years. Just about every night there has been a dandy 6x5 with several does and four or five smaller bucks feeding there. All of them still have horns though, so it's been kind of tough waiting for them to drop! Hopefully things will start picking up in the coming weeks. Good luck to all of you!