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Listing a farm for sale.

So, I decided to sell a farm and am going to list it with a realtor.

What are some of the finer points of the listing agreement you have negotiated?
We agreed to a 4% commission if he lists and sells it, and 5% if another agent sells it. Should this read a 4% commission if he or another agent in his office sells it?

He wants a 6 month listing, although I'd prefer a 3 month. But, I don't want to short change the process.

Do you write in a terminate at will clause if he isn't marketing it as you expect?

What other suggestions, or changes to the above do you recommend?

Scopes for sale

I have a few scopes for sale thought Id post them here in hopes of avoiding shipping.
Most have very little use and all work as they should just doing some swapping around and upgrading
Burris Signature HD series 5-25×50 2nd focal plane with Leupold PRW2 low rings and a bubble level. This was on a 10/22 for one weekend at the range and I got talked into shooting some PRS style rimfire matches so I swapped it out for a 1st focal plane scope basically brand new

Leupold VX-R 4-12×50 with the illuminated ballistic firedot reticle and MK machining throw lever


Primary Arms 1-6× ACSS illuminated 300blk/7.62x39 reticle


BSA Sweet 22 6-18×40 with rings

Leupold Mod 1 Mark AR Mod-1 with green illuminated TMR firedot

Ive also got a basically brand new Trijicon accupoint 4-24×50 second focal plane scope that I put on a 6.5 Creedmoor AR for one range trip that Im thinking about selling to put a first focal plane scope on and try some centerfire PRS matches... Im not 100% sure on pricing for that one since I really dont wanna let it go but if someones actually interested I can get pics and come up with a price

Riveted jon boats...where are they???

Where are the new ones? I've got the itch for a 12' pond hopper.

I had a 14' , sold it 5 years ago, tired of dragging a trailer around. Bought a new 10' and have decided I would be happier with a 12'. Still be able to throw it in the back of the truck.


I have a question about creating a buck scrape since I'm a novice at it. I live on 30 acres in Western Iowa with 20 acres in CRP, a 1 acre pond, and 8 acres in Forest reserve. I built a blind on top of the ponds dam which looks downhill toward the forested area and a steep gully with a creek. There are two cedar trees stands in the 8 acre corners where deer spend the night and then transit through my CRP to feeding areas. I normally hunt only in the Iowa gun season. I have a game camera setup on a well used deer trail that comes up out of the creek where I see deer every day transiting that also frequent my lick. I have harvested a few nice bucks but nothing I would consider a wall hanger; I have captured some really nice big bucks on my game camera but they are normally passing through during the rut. I'd like to set up a deer scrape underneath the low hanging branches in the photo below, if you look closely you will see my game camera on the tree behind. My question is what is the best way to create a scrape, just with my foot or rake or whatever, and should I put any scent around the area or on the overhanging branches to bring in and possibly hold the bigger bucks in the area, and also the best time of year to do this. The lowest overhanging branch is about 3 ft off the ground. Thanks for all your suggestions.



Always enjoy videos of velvet buck this time of year and thought I'd share with fellow whitetail enthusiast. So far this is the best buck on cam but as you all know by the end of October you never know what will show up.

Diesel treatment

I assume many of you have a similar situation to me in regards to their tractor use.
I use my tractor about 20 or 30 hours a year. I try to keep the fuel tank full after every use to prevent as much condensation as possible. I also have 10 gallons of diesel sitting in 2- 5 gallon containers.
The containers were filled about 2 months ago.
I was just wondering what, if anything, people are doing to stabilize the diesel, and prevent water and algae from causing problems. Do you use any biocide, or just use one of the diesel additives like Power Service silver bottle, seafoam, etc, in either the tractor, or the 5 gallon tanks? I'm trying to prevent problems from old fuel.
I might burn 4 or 5 gallons a month in my tractor, which means, in my 14.5 gallon tank, although I'll fill it each time, there's older fuel getting added to, diluted, but the older fuel might be 5 or 6 months old i suspect.
In the winter months, i basically stop using my tractor in October and start using it again in March, so there's a 6 month stretch the fuel just sits in the tank.
What do others do, not do, in this case?

Human Scent

This will be my first actual thread post. I started bow hunting later in life and have been at it for the past 9 years or so (and love it!!). Along the way I have gotten a lot of data from podcasts, magazines, forums, etc and always find it interesting to hear different points of view based on people’s experience.

I want to throw out a couple hypotheticals and get your opinions and thoughts. I know there are a bunch of different variables that play into getting winded but am trying to establish some more understanding of how long it takes for a person’s scent to dissipate enough to not cause alarm. This is not an actual hunting setup so don’t give me the “I’d never set up like that” line..that’s not what I’m asking. There is also a lot of leeway here based on your individual setups and scent control regimens too so if you feel a certain way because you do A,B, and C that would be great to know too.
  1. If you were sitting in a hang on stand 20 ft up on a field edge mid-day with minimal humidity and had a constant 10 mph wind blowing directly out into a flat picked cornfield. How far out directly downwind do you think deer (3.5+ yr old) would have to be not to spook?
  2. The same question with the wind going the opposite direction into the mature hardwood stand (flat)?

Appreciate any responses!

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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

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