New to your forum about a month. Have become addicted, and yet I am a little skeptical. I haven't even seen a fish as big as you guys take pictures of , let alone caught one. I think you guys have a bunch of stuffed fish you draw straws on and mail to each other for your next avatar picture. You probably are a conspiracy of bait dealers and used boat salesmen to entice us neophytes to spend money on vacations in the South. So heres the deal--- I live in the truly wonderful state of Iowa. Have 130 acres in the middle of an irregular "block" totaling 1400 acres. Corn ground, bean ground, limestone bluffs, hay ground, timber, running water and farm ponds. My acreage is 65 acres of timber and 65 acres of CRP ground going into it's 21st year. DNR aerial counts of 130 to 275 head of deer annually. We take 8 deer off here a year. Kill one by 7:00 A.M. first morning of 1st shotgun season, bleed and gut it by 7:15. Hang it in the barn by 8:30, skin it and cover it with cheesecloth by 9:30. Drink beer rest of day. I really like deer meat. Don't like deer that tastes like old goat or mutton, so I will pass up anything with horns. Like to take a nice 2-3 year old doe. I pick up sheds in the spring that would make you "horn" guys pee your pants. The does here make you Texas guys deer look like sheep. Had 40 deer eat over a 1,000 bucks worth of newly planted arborvitae this winter. When I moved here I grimaced every time I heard a fawn go through a haybine. Now it's music to my ears. Anyhow I digress. If I could personally watch and document the actual catching and releasing of one of those Moby Dick type fish that I think are actually passed around stuffed 80 year old specimens, I will let you hunt my ground and guarantee you at least a good time. I can't shoot your deer for you and it's not my fault if you can't hit the broad side of a barn. If I come to the South you have to promise me I don't have to eat grits and okra. I won't make you eat my Itanitz (blood sausage) and guinea eggs for breakfast. McDonalds is OUT in both locations-I have to watch my heart diet. One thing that might put a damper in this whole proposal--I think out-of-state tags here are about $8,324.00 so if you gotta borrow money to come I can't help ya. Think it over-Thanks Postbeetle.