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  • huntfishtrap
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    Tree stands 18 or 20 feet off the ground. That may seem odd to some of you who have to think about bears, cougars, etc., but tree-stand accidents are the leading cause of injury and death when hunting here in Iowa. Other than that, probably idiotic deer and turkey hunters taking irresponsible shots, as 4everAutumn said.

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  • 4everAutumn
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    Our animals in Iowa are relatively mild compared to other places, so they really aren't that tough to deal with. It is mostly the human animal that causes me concern. They set up dangerously close on a waterfowl marsh, they shoot low birds in a dove field, they walk in on an already occupied pheasant field, they fling deer slugs at deer with no regard for where they ultimately end up and many more of the like. The other dangers are self created, mainly having to do with the fact that I forget I'm not 25 and can't do half the things I still try to do.

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  • asrenstrom
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    Black bears with cubs and a heap of wolves which just recently intruded on our area, both are monitored by a .45LC if necessary. It will be interesting to see if the wolves or bears make a push against each other as the dominant predator in the area. There are coyotes but I think the wolves are going to push them out right quick.

    The only other concern to keep a weary eye (and foot) out for is long forgotten barbed wire that is mingling under the leaves and forest floor. You find it in the most peculiar places, and it really makes you wonder what the landscape was doing a hundred years ago that caused the farmers from a few generations ago to place it where it is...

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  • jhjimbo
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    What do you have to contend with? Is it animals with big teeth, rattlesnakes, ticks, hypothermia, flash floods, getting lost, other hunters, falling etc? What is on your mind when you are hunting to keep you safe?

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