Iowa Hunting

deer1“Land of the Giants” Iowa whitetail hunting is here and waiting for you to experience archery, shotgun or muzzleloader monster Iowa whitetail at its best. That’s right for those of us below the Mason Dixon line & elsewhere brave enough to challenge the best the Midwest has to offer this hunt is for you.

The two different outfitters we work with each manages or own over 3000 acres of prime hunting land in Iowa consisting of food plots, corn fields, soybean fields, clover & alpha, CRP and timber to hunt on and additional land in Missouri if you don’t want to wait two years to draw an archery tag. Iowa hunting takes place in units #4 & #5 which are in the eastern ½ of the state. Hunts are semi or fully guided stand/blind type hunts. Minimum class deer to be harvested is 140 gross (SCI); $500 fine may be levied for deer shot that score under 140. Lodging is included for all hunts and meals are included for fully guided hunts.

  1. Two preference points are currently required in Iowa to draw an archery buck tag.
  2. Archery hunts are 5 days while Shotgun/Muzzleloader deer hunts will be for 4 days. All hunts will be stand hunts using Summit Tree Stands. Muzzleloaders can be used during shot gun hunting.
  3. Key to successful hunt this time of year is the weather, the colder the better. Most hunts are by or near food plots, corn fields, or bean fields.
  4. Tag and license cost are separate from hunt cost and are subject to changing yearly by the Iowa DNR. Visit their website at: for the most up to date information.
  5. Not included: transportation to and from camp, accommodations before or after your hunt dates, gratuities, processing or taxidermy.
  6. Buck only; no does to be harvested.

Okay, now that we got your attention how about some spring turkey hunting? Hunt 2 States - Get 3 Birds! Outstanding habitat for eastern turkeys and lots of them with great size. They are hunted very little and therefore not pressured. Most birds over 22 lbs. It should not be a problem getting a nice turkey. Hunts are 4 days (license/tags not included)


State Season Dates: All hunts are 4 days Accommodations
Iowa 1st:4/14-4/17; 2nd:4/18-4/22; 3rd:4/22-4/29; 4th:4/30-5/11 (1 bird) Lodging included: meals & guiding is extra
Missouri 4/21-511(2 birds) Lodging included: meals & guiding is extra

Deer season is over, turkey season hasn’t gotten here yet and you are cooped up in your home like a caged cat. What are you going to do? How about getting a few of your buddies and come on out for winter coyote? Hunt winter coyote out of the lodge for $100.00/day minimum of two hunters for two days required. No other hunters in the lodge or on the property while you are there. Meals and guide are not included. Bring your calls, your ground blind, chair/seat, warm clothing, rifle and plenty of ammo. No limit on the number of coyotes you can take, the more the better.

Terms of payment: If booking less than 18 months in advance of your scheduled hunt date a 50% deposit is required with the balance due 60 days before your hunt. If booking over 18 months in advance, contact us to structure a payment plan that will work for both the outfitter and yourself. Deposits are refundable in the event you do not get drawn for the deer hunt (year) you are scheduled for. Make out all checks to hook-n-hunt and send to us. We will e-mail you a copy of your payment log.

deer3Contact us at [email protected] if interested in one of these hunts, and we will be more than glad to answer your questions, work with you in developing a budget so you know what your projected total turnkey cost will be, booking and handling all arrangements if desired, assisting with your gear list and establishment of reasonable expectations for the hunt, etc. References are available. If a hunt in Iowa is on your bucket list of hunts, these certainly are the destinations you will want to go.