Name:Mark Linkous Date of Kill:10/20/2011 State:Iowa County: Linn Kill Type: Whitetail
Favorite spot hunting early muzzleloader, hiked a good mile back to my spot. carrying my favorite .50 cal muzzleloader with hornady 230 grain .45 hollow point in black sabot with 100 grains of 777 pellet powder. 20 minutes left of legal shooting light a nice 8 point presented himself @125 yards, crosshairs on him an he ran within 30 yards of me and collapsed.
Name:Austin W Date of Kill: 11/5/2011 Time of Kill:4:15 State: Iowa County: clayton Kill Type: Whitetail
Well me and my brother had been planing a weekend trip and after weeks of it falling through we finaly were going to go. We got up there the night befor talked to the guy we were staying with and got up the next morning and we were headed out got to my tree a litle late. the morning started out real slow saw a decent buck in the distance and rattled in a small buck also so around 11:30 we went and got some lunch. Soon after we headed back out it had got real windy and I was sitting in a diffrent spot then in the morning. where I was sitting it was just way to windy so I got down and moved a couple hundred yards down the hill side. Soon after I moved I seen a buck making a rub I grunted and he didnt hear it due to the wind. So he started to walk away so I rattled and the next thing I know here he comes out of some think brush and was about 35 yards away I waited for the right shot and the next thing I know I was listing to him crash. Went back and met my brother and a friend and went and got him out and had a blast hunting with my brother. Sorry I dont have any field pictures.
Name:Zak Price Age:15 Date of Kill: 12/03/11 Time of Kill:1:20 State: Iowa County: Wapello Location Details: private ground Kill Type: Whitetail
Me and my dad were sitting against a tree, we were watching a bunch of deer. We took off on a dead run after a buck and two does, my dad stopped and told me to get down, i looked over and there he was. A doe jumped the fence about 75 yards away, then the buck followed hot on her trail, and i shot and hit him in the heart. My dad spent an hour looking for blood but he’s colorblind. Me and my step mom were sitting on top of a gobnob and my dad came back and said he was down.
Name: Rusty Carpenter (MMK Prostaff) Age:51 Date of Kill: 11-18-11 Time of Kill: 4:30pm State: Iowa County:scott Kill Type: Whitetail
I have been hunting hard from sep.10 on.I saw a couple of good bucks early season but know shots.Starting holloween I started putting more time in my stand than sleep waiting for the one.Up to this point I have seen little to no rutting activity so when this 9 came over the hill I knew I was going to try an take this buck.He was about 30 yards out coming down the bluff behind he.I thought he was headed strait for the numerous ester bombs I had out.He was moving at a pritty good pace and started to turn the wrong way so I grunted at him and I think he went faster.At this point I was up and ready so I came to full draw put my pin on the sweet spot and let it go.It happened so fast I didn’t even know if it was a hit.Darkness was not far away so I got down packed up my climber and all my gear and walked back to the truck.When I got back the first thing I saw was blood and I only had to track him about 50to60 yards.I still have two more buck tags so I cant wait untill my next hunt. BY FILTHY-RED
Name: Rusty Carpenter (MMK Prostaff) Age:51 Date of Kill: 11-13-11 Time of Kill: 9:00am State: Iowa County:scott Kill Type: Whitetail
This is just one of three does that I have taken this season.I past on a couple of does opening weekened because they had baby’s with them.I didn’t see another doe for weeks.What a shock.So when I saw this big doe coming right down the trail strait at me I was excited.I came to full draw put my pin on the sweet spot and let it go.I watched her drop about 30 yards away.It was a great hunt and I cant wait until the next one. BY FILTHY-RED
Name: Travis Age: 19 Date of Kill: 11/14/2011 Time of Kill: 4:42 State: Iowa County: Clayton Kill Type: Whitetail
I was very upset headed to my stand because there was a log cutter up on top of the hill where i was headed that he had ran over at least 10 baby oak trees with his tractor! I just had a feeling today wasnt going to be a good night after all the commotion from the spliter. It was 4:35 and I called my dad up saying where are the deer at. I heard some noise to my left, sounded like 2 deer running. I seen through the thicket a rack moving up and down he was marking his territory with a rub. Here came the doe walking out and I thought she was going to pick the trail that went to my tree that i was sitting in the day before. Sure enough here she came walking 10 yards from me and the buck right behind her. Now all I am thinking about is just let me get my bow pulled back. I got it back and he was walking straight to me so I aimed for his spine and hit 2 inches to the left going right down through his boiler room. He ran 20 yards stopped started wobbling and ran 10 yards where he fell over to expire. This is my stats for the year, ?48 stands, 152 hours, 48 bucks, 75 doe, 13 not sure, 7 button.
Name: Cary Brown(MMK Prostaff) Age: 41 Date of Kill:Oct 28 Time: 9:25 am State:Iowa County: Cedar Kill Type: whitetail
I happened to have a job cancel the day before and I jumped at a chance to go hunting. My day started by me running late to my stand, just barely getting setup before shooting light. I set up on a stand called crossroads hoping to see a few nice bucks like I have in the past from this stand. By 8am I was getting restless due to no deer activity, when I looked up a small buck was coming straight at me. He walked within 15 feet of my tree. After another 45 minutes of no deer I decided to move to another stand closer to the corn rather than go home, what a good choice I had made! As soon as I sat down the deer began coming by me. Most were doe with yearlings but the last deer to come by was a 2yr old 6pt buck hot on the trail of a lone mature doe. They past within 20yards of my stand going south til they were out of sight. 5 minutes later the doe came back from the south on a trot with no buck behind her. I decided to take her an pulled back my bow an stuck a G5 montec directly thru her heart at 20yards. She turned an tried to run but dropped 20 feet from where shot. This is my 3rd doe this year, now its time for a monster buck!
Name:Scott Stuerman Age: 23 Date of Kill: 10/23/11 State:Iowa County:Lyon Kill Type: Whitetail
Me and my brother, Eric Stuerman, sat in a ground blind overlooking a bean field. He came out at 135 yards and I shot him with my Knight Muzzleloader. He ran about 60 yards into the sticks and we found him 20 minutes later. He weighed 191 lbs. dressed, and has 9 points. The taxidermist measured him at 132.72.