We need to drive traffic and solve these issues. The idea is: attracting new members but the “right members”. I’m great having beginners on here, etc. Wanting to learn and share. I always want this site to be one of the elite for “knowledgeable and passionate hunters though” - whether u on learning or teaching side or both. Which most always learn new things here - I sure do. I could do without some of the idiots in the general public and they likely should stay on a site thats “amateur”. I’m not talking down or I don’t mean to.... I’m simply saying - the guys that have came here in the past “usually” bring a far higher level of: knowledge, maturity, desire to learn, experience, success and have a love for Iowa, habitat, mature bucks, etc. “most” the offensive idiots get weeded. Now it’s just time to regrow the groups of guys that are similar to the vast majority that’s on here now. Elite group of stand up guys & night/day vs other sites.
Whatever walk you are in your journey- if u have something to share, teach, learn or have genuine fun or debate and ur IQ is higher than amount or fingers you have - we welcome new folks!!! Want em. Appreciate them.
This site is GOING to grow but grow CORRECTLY. With knowledge, niches, passion, love of Iowa and outdoors at its core. $ will never be a defining force & motivation here. More to come on this later but the site is growing, adapting & changing for The better. It will be a NICHE website unlike any others - growing Many of the things that have made it successful in past.
Good stuff y’all. Keeper coming!
Love pictures and is why I Instagram. But not a place for solid info. Newbies are great but what the others are referring to are trolls. Pot stirring. Get their kicks out of getting in your head. An actual quote on here. Passion doesn't even begin to describe the thought process and work of many on here. Just need to get some of the old posters on here again. A lot and mean a lot of steam went out the door when Paul Knox (dbltree) passed. He and only he put deer management info out there for free. He taught us a lot. Don't be afraid to talk about your what you are trying. You will not have success with everything you do. Don't be afraid to ask. There are several on here who are willing to try and answer your questions. Might be a private message but a incredible amount of knowledge on here. I for one don't see the Facebook crowd lasting on this forum.
Posted this thread before site was for sale. Hopefully some more to come on that front though. Aside from that, why I started this a while ago is simply to get all our heads together to improve something that is a great resource that needs improvement. I've gained so much knowledge and insight from this site as well as what it's stood for, I simply thought.... "I'm dumb, let's get all the brains on here to chime in so we can collectively come up with a list of "TO DO'S" and "TO FIX". " It's gonna happen. Some major changes coming - most of which are mentioned in this thread. This stuff WILL GET DONE. I'm serious, put a check-mark next to most everything we talked about- this will be transformed into ACTION & RESULTS:Did I miss an announcement? Is the site sold?
Not sure you can make too many guarantees if the site is for sale. Unless you are the new owners?
Ultimately whoever purchases the site, assuming someone does, will determine what direction this site goes. It might be a far different animal than what we are envisioning today.
Soooo, I guess I missed it. Did you buy the site?So- hopefully now - this one issue alleviated!?!??!? Couldn’t say anything til official so I had to be “sly”. So- direction listed above and ONGOING feedback will be what “animal” it becomes. . Great members here so only going to build upon all the opportunities, requests & feedback from the members. these above items will get done - GUARANTEE IT! . Thx for feedback and please keep it coming!!!
Promotion!!! We had a Iowa deer Classic a few years ago with no IBA booth!!! I still do not get that!! Biggest gathering of deer hunters in the state and no IBA booth!! Don' t run a organization for your buddies or you'll lose!! Good luck!!
Not sure of the year! Been a few ! I know Iowa whitetail had a booth and I questioned one cam about it! It happened! I did'nt imagine it!! Water under etc.!