Iowa has been and continues to be the leader, with more Boone and Crocket whitetails being recorded every year than any other state. We have secured the best possible hunting ground in these areas for long enough lengths of time to be able to manage our deer herds. When you combine this type of management, as well as our hundreds of acres of food plots, and being located in the number one whitetail state in the country, it makes for the best hunting you will find anywhere.
Iowa has long been known to have produced some of the biggest Whitetails in the world and the popularity is rapidly growing. It is a preference point area but I can tell you it is worth the wait
We are located in the South East part of the state where you will find some true giant deer. A great deal of the biggest names in whitetail hunting have hunted right here in our area.
If you are waiting to accumulate enough preference points in Iowa and would still like to hunt this region we do also off a Missouri deer hunt either Rifle or Archery and will give you a 10% discount on that hunt after booking your upcoming Iowa hunt with us.
For Breakfast we have Cereal, hot or cold with toast, bagels and some fruit. Juices and milk
Lunches are a bag lunch such as sandwiches, cookies or a snack, chips and a drink
Supper is always a good hot home cooked meal that is second to none with plenty to eat for everyone.
Iowa deer tags are awarded on a lottery style draw, and applications must be turned in during the application period which runs from the first Saturday in May through the first Sunday in June. To draw an archery tag in Iowa it generally takes 2 preference points, meaning you will probably draw on your 3 year of applying. Firearm tags are generally easier and many hunters receive them on the first or second year of applying.
Our daily routine on the semi-guided hunts begins with a light breakfast of cereal, toast, bagels, etc. and packing of your lunch for the day. We then take off for the stand/blind arriving 30-60 minutes prior to shooting light. We strongly encourage our hunters to stay in stand all day and will do our best to make you as comfortable as possible to help with the task of sitting all day. If you do want to come out for a break, we will set a pre-arraigned time to come pick you up for a mid-day break. Once the hunt is over for the day, we will serve a terrific home cooked meal upon arrival back to the lodge. The mid-day action is a bit slower during the late muzzleloader hunts, and hunters often sit for a few hours in the morning and go back out early afternoon for the evening hunt. We have two different taxidermists who we strongly recommend as well as a meat locker close by.
The whitetail hunting in any state can be challenging but to most whitetail hunters the end results that are possible while hunting with us are worth the wait. We have a minimum score that we like to maintain in Iowa 140 BC. There is a great chance to see the buck of a lifetime in Iowa.
Our Iowa Archery hunts present a great opportunity to harvest a 150 class buck or bigger. The archery hunt is right in the middle of the rut.
The Iowa Archery hunt is really our specialty
Whitetail hunting in Iowa runs from Mid October thru January with a mixture of shotgun and archery hunts. The archery season is during the rut hunt in November. Missouri Whitetail hunts run from September thru January and the rut hunt is a rifle hunt
The best turkey hunting is in April thru the middle of May with some great Tom’s being taken all through the season
Turkey hunting in the spring can be very warm but it can also be very cool that time of year. You will need to bring along some warm clothing as well as your rain gear, you just never know.
Deer hunting will require warm and cold clothing as well. Rain gear may be needed in the early season and warmer clothes later in the year. We do have heated huts in the shotgun/muzzle loader hunts but you will still need to be prepared for some very chilly weather
|Archery Whitetail||Oct 20-Nov 25||6 day hunt||$3,450.00|
|Shotgun Whitetail||1st & 2nd Sat. in Dec||5 day hunt||$3,950.00|
|Muzzleloader Whitetail||Begins Jan. 3||5 day hunt||$3,450.00|
|Late Archery||Dec. 20-Jan 10||5 day hunt||$2,495.00|
2 State Turkey Hunt in Iowa-Missouri
|Turkey Hunt||April – May||4 day hunt||$2,000.00|
2 Turkeys – Missouri & 1 Turkey – Iowa
We do offer a 25% discount to a youth hunter up to 18 years old when accompanied by a full paying adult.
There is a penalty fee of $500 for any whitetail deer shot below our minimum of SCI or B&C 130 minimum in Iowa.
We require a 50% deposit at time of booking and the other 50% 90 days before your hunt begins.
We would also strongly suggest that you purchase Travel Guard insurance in case of an unforeseen emergency.