Winneshiek County, Iowa

Near Cresco

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Winneshiek County Iowa (Class B) BFRO

June 2009

I arrived at the area at around 2 in the afternoon. I was in this location because it is an area that I have found signs of interest in the past. I began my hike down a maintenance road that is gated off to normal traffic. About a quarter of a mile down the road I dropped off into a dry creek bed to continue to the area. This creek bed makes for an easy travel rout and is a great place to look for tracks. After a lengthy walk I climbed out and headed into a dense section of timber and the hillside I was planning on scouting that day. I slowly worked my way along the hillside in a zig-zaging pattern so that I could thoroughly search the area. Along the hillside I did find 2 arches, several tree breaks, and an interesting structure of 3 small saplings woven together. As I continued up the hill my attention was focused on looking for more sign when a very quick sharp noise stopped me in my tracks. I wasn't sure exactly what it was that I had herd, but I knew it was out of place. I was fai...

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Winneshiek County Iowa (Class B) BFRO

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Winneshiek County Iowa (Class B) BFRO

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