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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 1/19/2017 11:46:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2017 12:01:27 PM EDT by shack357]
Anyone heard of this? A friend of mine just sent me a message saying the east part of the state is doing a rifle season-if they are it must be a new development, didn't see anything on google about it. He was asking me if expanding bullets were required, I said if done like the southern seasons were then yes it is.

ETA-I did email DNR about it, waiting for reply. If they are doing a short notice season I just might have to kill one with my M1.
Link Posted: 1/19/2017 12:08:37 PM EDT
Nothing on the DNR website. Awfully late for a deer season. And rifles? The only thing I could imagine is a special county hunt of some sort.
Link Posted: 1/19/2017 12:30:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
Nothing on the DNR website. Awfully late for a deer season. And rifles? The only thing I could imagine is a special county hunt of some sort.
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I was doubtful too, but I've been wrong before. Will post what I find out.
Link Posted: 1/19/2017 1:33:58 PM EDT
I think it's 'wishful thinking' on someones part that lives in that area?
Link Posted: 1/19/2017 1:39:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By OmegamanX:
I think it's 'wishful thinking' on someones part that lives in that area?
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After a phone call, it's definitely wishful thinking-but he doesn't live in the area. He works in Garner and was definitely talking about eastern IA. Per DNR, no late rifle season this year or any forseeable time in the future.
Link Posted: 1/19/2017 5:49:15 PM EDT
I have friends that hunt eastern Iowa. If it was on, I'd hear about it. Especially if it was rifles. Hell, the IA HTF would probably melt down.

I got in on one of the late rifle seasons, I think it was the last one they had. We heard shooting all around us but didn't see a single living creature on the ground we hunted. SW Iowa area.
Link Posted: 1/19/2017 5:56:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
I have friends that hunt eastern Iowa. If it was on, I'd hear about it. Especially if it was rifles. Hell, the IA HTF would probably melt down.

I got in on one of the late rifle seasons, I think it was the last one they had. We heard shooting all around us but didn't see a single living creature on the ground we hunted. SW Iowa area.
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I figured it was too good to be true too, but with the goofy way DNR does things sometimes(remember the extended season a few years ago? Nobody went out in gun season due to snowstorms, all previous gun tags were good in late antlerless)? I thought it was possible enough to start asking.

And I arranged to borrow a rough condition stock for my Garand to avoid the risk of denting up my nice one in the woods.
Link Posted: 1/19/2017 6:00:57 PM EDT
yeah wishful thinking I would love to go out and get one with my rifle
Link Posted: 1/20/2017 3:18:30 PM EDT
Got a response to my email to DNR. There IS a short,small hunt, rifles will be allowed. They want 250-300 deer from Allamakee and NE Clayton County to test for chronic wasting disease. Looks like my friend's coworker heard right, he just didn't hear it all.

DNR wants the lymph nodes for testing, hunter gets the rest of the deer.
Link Posted: 1/20/2017 8:35:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By shack357:
Got a response to my email to DNR. There IS a short,small hunt, rifles will be allowed. They want 250-300 deer from Allamakee and NE Clayton County to test for chronic wasting disease. Looks like my friend's coworker heard right, he just didn't hear it all.

DNR wants the lymph nodes for testing, hunter gets the rest of the deer.
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You hunt Howard right?
Link Posted: 1/20/2017 9:45:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2017 10:18:04 PM EDT by shack357]
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Originally Posted By LOW50S:


You hunt Howard right?
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Yep. Was briefly interested in getting in on this(after I found out the details), but between drive time and having never hunted the area decided to pass. Email I got today sounds like there are still permits available for anyone interested though.
Link Posted: 1/21/2017 11:58:17 PM EDT
Antlerless only?
Link Posted: 1/22/2017 10:15:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Iowaredneck:
Antlerless only?
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The email I received didn't make any mention of that, just that hunters are asked to take "mature deer".

Permits were only available yesterday and Friday though. Small quota hunt, permits might have been gone by the time I got confirmation.
Link Posted: 1/23/2017 12:12:11 AM EDT
Shit. I heard nothing about it.

Friend of mine and his boy did a hunt in MN about 6 yrs ago, CWD hunt, took their ARs and shot 9 between the 2 of them. Wish I'd have gone.
Link Posted: 1/25/2017 3:38:34 PM EDT
Just got this in an email from the DNR... LINK

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Media Contact: Terry Haindfield, Wildlife Management Biologist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 563-380-3422.

Volunteers step forward to help DNR to collect additional deer samples near Harpers Ferry to look for chronic wasting disease
Nine samples from hunter-harvested deer from near Harpers Ferry during the 2016 hunting seasons have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, bringing the total of CWD positive deer from the area to 15.

The disease is spread from animal to animal through nose to nose contact and through environmental contamination from urine, feces and saliva left by positive deer. There is no cure once an animal becomes infected.

The DNR met with hunters and landowners in Harpers Ferry and Waukon on Jan. 18 to discuss collecting additional deer samples from areas where data is limited and to get more samples from the immediate areas where new positive cases were confirmed. At each meeting, attendees volunteered to help collect additional samples.

“We hope to collect 250 to 300 samples from mature deer from a specific area around Harpers Ferry and that will do two things – provide information on specific areas in the target zone where we do not have any data and to remove animals from the area where CWD-positive deer have been found,” said Dr. Dale Garner, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Bureau.

“There is no good news when it comes to chronic wasting disease. We know that if we leave it alone, it’s going to spread. By removing adult deer, we are trying to target animals that are most likely to carry the prion, which will slow the spread of the disease while still allowing for quality deer hunting experiences each fall.”

Chronic wasting disease involves a misshapen protein called a prion. Since this is a protein, a deer’s body does not recognize it as a foreign substance, so it does not produce an antibody response.

“There is no way to kill the prion and the disease is always fatal,” Garner said.

The DNR established a scientific collection effort from Jan. 21 to Feb. 5 in a defined area near Harpers Ferry.

Participants met with local DNR wildlife staff to discuss how to remove the deer, where they planned to focus their effort, and how to contact the DNR to provide the lymph nodes for testing.

Once a sample is submitted, it takes two to three weeks to get results back.

Participants must have a scientific collectors permit and tags and must contact the DNR within 24 hours of collecting deer to arrange for sample collection. There is no fee for the permits. Participants may use shotguns, muzzleloaders, bows and rifles .24 caliber and larger. All other regulations, including the blaze orange requirement and shooting hours restrictions, apply.

Permits are available from Noon to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the weekends until Feb. 5 at the Allamakee County Conservation office at 427 North First Street, in Harpers Ferry. A group leader may sign up other members by having their names and phone numbers.

A similar effort took place in 2015. The collection had a goal of 200 samples, of which 105 deer were collected, providing 85 usable samples. Twenty fawns were not sampled.

The Iowa DNR began collecting deer tissue samples in 2002 after the CWD outbreak in Wisconsin. Since then, more than 61,000 samples from wild deer and 4,000 samples from hunting preserve deer have been collected and tested. The first wild deer tested positive in 2013, followed by three in 2014, two in 2015 and nine so far in 2016.

Chronic wasting disease is not just an Iowa issue; Minnesota has had a spike in deer testing positive for the disease as well. Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri and Wisconsin are all battling this disease.

Participation is voluntary and there are ways other than removing deer to help slow the spread of CWD in this area.

“We encourage everyone to not use piles of feed or salt-mineral licks to attract deer. These baited sites increase the concentration of deer which facilitates transmission of the disease,” said Garner. “And don’t leave a carcass or bones from this region to decay on the land. Place remains in heavy-duty plastic garbage bags to be properly disposed of in a landfill.”
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Link Posted: 2/15/2017 3:41:32 PM EDT
UPDATE

"Volunteers collected 263 deer in the target area of Allamakee County, of which 203 were adults and 60 were fawns."

One tested positive for CWD.
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 7:23:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CaesAR15:
UPDATE

"Volunteers collected 263 deer in the target area of Allamakee County, of which 203 were adults and 60 were fawns."

One tested positive for CWD.
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Thanks. I hadn't bothered to do any more digging after IDNR responded to my email.
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