Hunting in Iowa

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11 hunting trips from 2 outfitters starting from $1,270

11 hunts
$1,270 starting from
3 animals
342km to the nearest trip

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About hunting in Iowa

Iowa is known for big white-tailed deer… and lots of them. Abundant food and mild winter weather make it possible for Iowa's whitetails to become large in body weight and to develop impressive antlers. Hunters in Iowa and neighboring Illinois typically take more Boone and Crockett whitetails than those in any other state. Twenty-eight of the top fifty trophy deer counties are in these two states; Iowa currently has some 507 record-book deer listed in B&C. Residents can simply purchase deer tags, but nonresidents must apply in a lottery for a limited quota of 5,000 tags. Applicants must choose one of ten zones. The application deadline is early June. Iowa consists of rolling hills and grasslands; crops cover some 60 percent of the state. Pheasants, quail, cottontail rabbits, and squirrels are Iowa's most popular upland game species. Wild turkeys were reintroduced to the state in 1966 and today turkey populations have expanded across the entire state of Iowa and the birds are thriving; turkey hunting seasons are in both spring and fall. Iowa deer hunters during the regular gun season are limited to certain firearms: shotguns shooting single slugs, muzzleloaders, centerfire handguns .357 caliber or large, and rifles shooting straight-wall ammunition with an expanding type bullet. (See regulations for a list of allowed cartridges, as many common centerfire calibers are prohibited.) When hunting upland game birds, hunters must wear a hat or cap that is 50 percent blaze orange. When hunting deer with a firearm, at least one blaze orange item, other than a hat, is required. When hunting deer while using a blind, hunters must also place at least 144 total square inches of blaze orange material on the blind. Learn more about Iowa hunting regulations at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting.

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Iowa 2nd Season Archery Whitetail Hunt

Iowa 2nd Season Archery Whitetail Hunt United States

Our primary goal is to provide our clients with excellent customer service and a quality hunting experience. Iowa is unique in that it can offer a true mid western hunting adventure to the discerning huntsman. But you don't have to take our word for it, because the Hawkeye State ranks #2 in Pope & Young's list of whitetail producing states (second only to Illinois). While the hunting here is great, drawing a tag can be a little more challenging than in other parts, especially for those who are just visiting our state. 8 point its 125 125 for main frame 8 point bucks 140 for 9+ point bucks 500 dollar fine for shooting a buck under 50% Discount - Children under the age of 18 with paid adult 50% Discount - For Women Archery hunts with paid adult hunt Father Son or Daughter Discounts available for archery hunts or 2nd week rifle and muzzleloader hunts. The 50% discount for women and kids doesnt apply for rut bow or first week of gun. Its 50% discount for 18 and under with paid adult ( full price for adult). Women is the same 50% discount with spouse at full price.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 7 Dec 2020 15 Jan 2021

Package price $2,200 for 4 days, 1 hunter
4 Day Traditional Upland Bird Package

4 Day Traditional Upland Bird Package United States

Are you looking for more of a wild bird hunt on a smaller piece of land? Our 400 acres of premium CRP habitat will allow you to hunt up to 3 Roosters and 8 Quail per hunter. Before your day gets started, our personal chef will serve you and your guests a hearty, Iowan meal, served with your beverages of choice. For dinner, you can even request the chef prepare dinner using the bird you bagged that day! Wrap up a successful day of hunting with some cold brews and a game of pool in our beautiful hunting lodge. This customizable package will fit your desires for an ideal getaway. Our Traditional hunting Package includes experienced guides, dogs, meals, lodging, hunting license, bird cleaning, and packaging.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 31 Dec 2020

Package price $2,910 for 4 days, 1 hunter
Iowa Shotgun Whitetail Hunt

Iowa Shotgun Whitetail Hunt United States

Our primary goal is to provide our clients with excellent customer service and a quality hunting experience. Iowa is unique in that it can offer a true mid western hunting adventure to the discerning huntsman. But you don't have to take our word for it, because the Hawkeye State ranks #2 in Pope & Young's list of whitetail producing states (second only to Illinois). While the hunting here is great, drawing a tag can be a little more challenging than in other parts, especially for those who are just visiting our state. 8 point its 125 125 for main frame 8 point bucks 140 for 9+ point bucks 500 dollar fine for shooting a buck under 50% Discount - Children under the age of 18 with paid adult 50% Discount - For Women Archery hunts with paid adult hunt Father Son or Daughter Discounts available for archery hunts or 2nd week rifle and muzzleloader hunts. The 50% discount for women and kids doesnt apply for rut bow or first week of gun. Its 50% discount for 18 and under with paid adult ( full price for adult). Women is the same 50% discount with spouse at full price.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 2 Dec 2020 6 Dec 2020

Package price $3,200 for 5 days, 1 hunter
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