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#1 Posted : Friday, August 23, 2019 4:01:38 AM(UTC)
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I'm just wondering if anyone has ever run into hunters while out trout fishing? Sometimes I see deer stands out in the woods and wonder what would happen if I seen a dude sitting up there. I'm not sure if any seasons overlap with troutin' except for maybe grouse and woodcock.
#2 Posted : Friday, August 23, 2019 11:35:44 AM(UTC)
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Deer bow season starts 9/14.

As long as you're not on private property, shouldn't be any problems.

If someone is in a tree stand on a trout stream... well... they chose to be where someone might walk through.
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#3 Posted : Friday, August 23, 2019 12:42:34 PM(UTC)
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Iowa's trout season overlaps all hunting seasons.
#4 Posted : Friday, August 23, 2019 1:43:20 PM(UTC)
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When the trout closing date was moved to the middle of October, I thought there might be some conflicts. But I haven't heard of even one. The only hunter I've ever encountered on a trout stream was in early September: he was dove and duck (I think teal season was open?) along a trout stream near Whitewater. No problems at all. We exchanged a few pleasantries and he even pointed out a nice fish-holding pool upstream that I hadn't known about.

Spring turkey season overlaps with both the early and regular trout seasons. I've seen plenty of hunters-or their trucks-then, but all were on private property. Even though a lot of the areas I fished were public hunting and fishing grounds, I never bumped into a turkey hunter on those properties.
#5 Posted : Friday, August 23, 2019 8:44:25 PM(UTC)
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I once ran into hunters during the January CWD season in MN, I was cruising downstream then was going to fish up from the point and they had a blind right by the stream, it was an eased section but I decided I had traveled far enough exchanged some pleasantries and fished on. They may have been upset but it's public water so oh well!
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