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HSB 627 Hunting untamed game livestock

This bill defines what "untamed game livestock" is and sets rules for hunting preserves on the killing of untamed game livestock.

Link: <Don't pet it before you kill it, its untamed>>

Untamed livestock includes bison, sheep and pigs as long as they resemble wild bison, sheep and pigs.

Ungulates fall under a different category. Why didn't they get lumped together? Politics. Either that or white tail and elk hunted in preserves are considered tame.

Fertilizer/Herbicide/Seed prices are high...

As I sit here and begin to make plans for this seasons food plots I cant help but be a bit discouraged by the crazy amount of inflation of farm inputs. Just like many of you I have smaller bow hunting plots along with larger late season food sources. The smaller bow plots wont as matter much to a budget as they are typically small and fairly cost effective but these larger late season plots will have a significant impact into a whitetail hunters budget. With Gly being triple in price and fertilizer up 100% these inputs are going to have an impact. Any body have some great ideas on how to combat this issue? Here are some thoughts that have rolled through my head today:

-Does a guy plant beans with oats to help as a nurse crop in hopes of suppressing weeds and save money on herbicides?

-Instead of grain plots, plant the larger plots into brassicas but first a planting of crimson clover to help with N fixation and also not having to spray as you can control it with a mower?

-If planting beans maybe skip the pre-herbicide application and just go in 15-21 days after germination and hammer them with a one time heavier dose spraying

-Maybe going with the Dbltree rotation and for forget the grains all together.

Savage MSR 15 224 Valkyrie for sale

Decided to move to a bolt gun for my coyote setup so selling AR. 224 valkyrie is a pretty badass round. Supersonic to 1,300 yards. Less than 60 rounds thru this puppy. Comes with 170 rounds of ammo. Scope pictured no longer on gun/ not included.


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HF 2118 Protects wolves, black bears and mountain lions

This bill removes wolves from the list of furbearing animals and makes it illegal to shoot wolves, bears and mountain lions.

Link: <HF 2118>

Another section of the bill would direct all civil penalties from killing non-game animals into the wildlife trust fund.

HF 2121Tax holiday for gun sales

This bill would suspend sales tax on firearms and ammunition purchased beginning at 1201am on the 4th of July for the following 72 hours.

Link: <Tax free gun and ammo sales>

SF 2138 non-tungsten .410 for turkeys

This bill would allow a hunter to use a .410 shotgun with whatever shot you wanted to use to shoot at turkeys.

Link to the bill: <leaded option>

SSB 3074 A tax/ways and means bill that affects IWILL and the trust fund

This is a 118 page bill that covers a lot of ground on a lot of different tax topics. I haven't figured out for sure what it actually does to funding the trust, it doesn't appear to be raising the sales tax it may be changing allocations for where the money would go it the sales tax is increased. When I get a better explanation, I'll share it or if you feel like trying to figure it out plese share your thoughts.

Link: <IWILL and the trust fund>

A link to IWILL: <IWILL Info>

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BearCreek wrote on SB3's profile.

I found a post in which you shared a picture of a clover plot, I believe May of 2020, it was from an area you cleared of pines and there was a dog in the picture (Lab I believe.) I was wondering what variety of clover was in that plot, seemed to be very upright and large leafed.
BARON SEAL wrote on IowaBowHunter1983's profile.
Hey! did you build the gravity wagon deer blind? if so could you give me some dimensions of it, please?
blakesburg wrote on Darrin's profile.
If you still have Mossberg for sale I will come get it this weekend. If not before. Thinking of getting my 13 year old a Shotgun instead of having him shoot my muzzleloader
mzldr4life wrote on smithhunter1975's profile.
I'm interested in both of the nicer Leupold scopes.

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