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Recent content by Rous14

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    Enlist Corn and Beans.

    Yea this is in west central il on class A soil so that’s not the issue. And the winter was mild sure but that only adds to my opinion that the habitat can sustain far more deer (at least in 80% of the areas in the Midwest) than what’s being sold to us if a 5-8 acre standing bean field isn’t...
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    Enlist Corn and Beans.

    Thanks IBH Definitely something to consider for the food plotters. My neighbor had a nice bean plot last fall, I’d guess 5-8 acres and he couldn’t believe how many beans he had left by March/April. It wasn’t that they didn’t hit them at all but you could clearly tell something wasn’t right. I...
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    Enlist Corn and Beans.

    I’m in waaayyyy over my head here, definitely don’t claim hardly any knowledge when it comes to the comments above but I remember reading somewhere that guys were claiming that beans with “stacked traits” were noticeably less attractive to deer than beans that weren’t. Not even sure if I’m...
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    Human Scent

    My experience has been farther than you’d think. Have had them smell me from at least a few hundreds yards away, and I doubt through the woods would be much different. Definitely some variables though, biggest of which is thermals.
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    Has iowa got BETTER or WORSE in last 10 years?

    Curious to hear everyone’s thoughts on the number of BC bucks being killed in relation to 10-15 years ago too. My perception, at least in IL, is that there are 25-45% less being killed now than back then. Which also mirrors the overall reduction in the herd numbers too. I hear all these...
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    Has iowa got BETTER or WORSE in last 10 years?

    Interesting take. I’d trade you neighborhoods! Give me an area where the hunters (resident or nr I don’t really care) “highly manage” the neighborhood and only try to shoot one big buck a year in a heartbeat. Way easier/quicker to eliminate a bunch of does then to increase them.
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    Has iowa got BETTER or WORSE in last 10 years?

    Guess my only concern though Skip is that while yes it’s technically “area specific”, if 80-90% of the entire area (be it by county or state level) is significantly worse (as pretty much all the available scientific data shows) then just bc a few guys in the minority 10-20% of the area have it...
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    Has iowa got BETTER or WORSE in last 10 years?

    Lots there to digest but think I read that deer vehicle accidents were down around 20% in 2019 and down another 8% in 2020. Also seems to clearly state that deer populations are definitely lower today then 10-15 years ago. This is my perception/belief of most of the Midwest as I mentioned. And...
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    Has iowa got BETTER or WORSE in last 10 years?

    The follow up question Skip is how does “better or worse” get measured scientifically and not anecdotally by each of us and our own tiny dot on the map. For me, I want 1) as many deer as the habitat will sustain health wise and the byproduct of that 2) as many mature big bucks as possible...
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    Has iowa got BETTER or WORSE in last 10 years?

    Been of the opinion for 10 years now (ever since major EHD outbreak) that in vast majority of Midwest that too many does are being killed. I’ve emailed dnr, I’ve emailed back n forth with some of the bigger names in the industry etc… but the next time you read an article or hear a “celebrity” on...
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    Kubota tractor pto issue….

    Should note that mine is hydrostat fwiw
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    Kubota tractor pto issue….

    Yes, always. I push the clutch pedal down, engage the pto lever next to the seat, and as I start to let the pedal out it grinds bad so I push pedal back down and disengage the pto. Crawl under unit and try to adjust cable. Other times even after I’ve adjusted the cable ill be mowing along and...
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    Kubota tractor pto issue….

    Thought I’d take a shot and see if anyone here owns a Kubota and might know of a solution for the issue I’m having w mine. L3800 bought new in 2013 only have like 300 hours on it. When I go to engage pto it grinds really bad so I have to crawl under tractor and adjust/tighten the pto cable. This...
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    “The Land Podcast” link & Iowawhitetail discussion….

    I don’t feel like I have enough experience to really answer your question but I will say in my limited experience one of the farms I have along with 2 of the adjoining farms all sold through brokers recently and are all very good hunting farms fwiw. Out of curiosity what prompted you to sell...
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    “The Land Podcast” link & Iowawhitetail discussion….

    Skip would you say that in general the 60% that were private were on average better deals than the 40% when there’s an agent involved or not necessarily?
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