There a reason that Iowa and Illinois annually put more deer in the record books than any other states or Canadian Province? Yes, there is beginning with managed non-resident license sales, habitat that is not seasonal, good limited harvest management, cold winter weather to build the genes to develop into a more bulky animal to protect the future of the species. (Note the body size of whitetail in Texas vs Alberta Canada.)
This outfitter has 10,000 acres in Iowa and almost that much in Missouri. If you don’t draw in Iowa then you can hunt the Missouri side of the state line in adjacent counties such as Sullivan and Putnam counties that are right against the Iowa line Zone 5, the best zone in the state of Iowa and the top 3 record book bucks were all shot in Zone 5 as conformed by the Iowa state biologist. He said, “Zone 5 isn’t the only good zone in the state but it’s where I would hunt if I had the opportunity to hunt there.
These areas have been managed for big bucks. If you just want a deer let me know we have places for those. We specialize in giant wall hangers.
We can help you with the draw and if you do not draw, we will provide you with a discounted hunt on the Missouri side of the Iowa boarder. This is a semi guided private land hunt. Also, in Missouri, you can also use a rifle instead of a shotgun or muzzleloader!
The properties are pre-scouted so that the deer density and quality of an area is known before you ever step foot on it. The trail cams help to pinpoint specific deer movement. The outfitter has lived and hunted in this area all his life he knows whitetails, and he knows how to find them.
You can easily say we have more land than hunters so you are always assured to be on a fresh piece of ground unless you are after a specific buck and the previous hunter saw him but the buck won out.
Border of IA and MO. Iowa Zones 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7. Missouri Putnam and Sullivan Counties.
You will be hunting out of tree stands, ground blinds or other cover at trail crossings between feeding and bedding areas, depending on where our scouting finds the biggest bucks at the time of your hunt.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Whitetail deer and turkey. Deer rut is in November.
Iowa whitetail deer/turkey license application beginning May ending beginning of June and takes preference points to draw a license.
Missouri whitetail deer/turkey licenses over the counter.
Archers take note: Missouri is a 2-deer state for archers. You may shoot 1 buck before the gun season and another after the gun season or 2 after the gun season about the last two weeks of November. In addition, they throw in two free turkey licenses, of course additional doe licenses are also available if you are not a landowner.
The area is filled with corn, beans, and alfalfa for food sources and river bottom. The rest of the zone is wood lots to a 60/40 ratio of cover to feed that is the perfect mixture for a healthy, growing deer herd.
1 or more.
Mode of Travel:
Vehicle and foot.
Lodging & Meals:
If we provide meals and lodging it is an additional $500 for the 5-day hunt, any weapon, and season, Missouri or Iowa. We use that for hunters that are hunting within 30 miles of the lodge. Sorry to say with so much land in Iowa and Missouri not everyone will be within 30 miles of the lodge, so we book the hunt first and everyone has the option of the meals and lodging for additional cost. We will provide you with the towns and motels in the area that you will be hunting.
It is not uncommon for us to take several 160”, 170”, and 180” class bucks. Last year we brought in 2 over 200-inch bucks.
100% opportunity and 99% success rate.
Low impact meaning easier hiking.
Semi-guided whitetail hunt 5 days $1595, guiding $400.
Guided access to 10,000 acres prime hunting private land.
What’s Not Included:
Transportation to Missouri
Use the Outfitter Request Form or call us using the phone number at the top of the page to check on availability, ask questions or book it.
Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax. Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra. There is no guarantee in hunting. Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word. If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee. We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for. No refunds for early tag out. No guarantee on filling hunting licenses.