Well, last weekend was Ohio, this past weekend was a long, solo drive to Iowa to scout some public land. Before applying I wanted to see it first hand. I’ve heard, and am still hearing, mixed reports on the EHD effects out there. Some areas were hit hard, others weren’t. I scouted different sections that were a long ways apart. I covered a LOT of miles, for me at least. I ruled out a lot, but I did find a few sweet looking spots too. Unfortunately, I think other hunters have found them too, having seen a few ladder stands already in place. They weren’t in the right place, however, they were close enough to mess up where one should be. I think it’s going to come down to the crowd situation this fall. If there aren’t many people, we should be in for a good hunt. If we bump into a lot of guys, it’s going to get tougher in a hurry.