For those who love to hunt, Iowa just may be your mini-paradise. Whether you want to hunt for deer, migratory game birds, pheasant or other small game; Iowa is the place to be. Even if you do not know anyone living in Iowa, you can still find opportunities for hunting your game of choice.
If you do not live in Iowa, then you will need to apply for a non-resident Iowa hunting license. There is an annual drawing for the spring wild turkey season, but other types of game are not as limited. For instance, if you are a deer hunter the dates to apply for your Iowa hunting license begin May first. Actual deer hunting seasons are listed as disabled beginning September 20, archery October 1, shotgun season one December 6 and late muzzleloader on December 22.
To find places to hunt freely, you may very well be interested in Iowa hunting leases. There are many properties available of varying sizes throughout the state. The descriptions of the properties will include what types of game you can expect to find on the property and the price for the lease. Some properties offered for lease even include the option to stay on the property in your RV. Iowa hunting leases are easy to find and reserve online.
In order to increase your chances of a successful hunt, you may also want to check into Iowa hunting outfitters. There are many options available for archery, shotgun or muzzleloader hunting. If you want to focus solely on hunting, then there are Iowa hunting outfitters that provide fully guided hunting, lodging and home-cooked meals. Other outfitters have lodges to stay in where you cook your own meals and they offer semi-guided hunting.
Whether you are looking to bag your next turkey, or if you want to catch that trophy whitetail deer; Iowa is a great place to hunt. Apply for your Iowa hunting license, seek out the best Iowa hunting leases you can find or find Iowa hunting outfitters that meet your needs. Hunting season will soon be here and planning is easier than you think. Happy hunting!