Hunting & Fishing Resources

Get your hunting and fishing licenses, training and find your lucky spot before heading out. Links to all of these resources can be found here.

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The Hunt is On

The thrill of the hunt doesn’t get any better than in Iowa, where hunters of all kinds can find thousands of acres of pristine land awaiting them. But before the adventure can begin, visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to purchase hunting/fishing combo licenses, review safety guidelines and the state’s regulations.

 

Hole N' The Wall Lodge, Akron
Have pheasant fever? The Hole N' The Wall Lodge in Akron provides the perfect habitat for pheasants - and hunters - to thrive.

 

Waterman Prairie Wildlife Management Area, O'Brien County
The unique watershed of the Waterman Prairie Wildlife Management Area attracts turkey, pheasant and dove hunters from miles around.

 

Elk Grove Wildlife Management Area, Coon Rapids
Deer, turkey, squirrel and rabbit - no matter your preference, Elk Grove Wildlife Management Area is the perfect place to hunt it all.

 

Loess Hills State Forest, Pisgah
Trek through more than 11,000 acres of prime hunting property in Western Iowa, where you'll find an abundance of turkey, deer and other game.

 

Southwest Iowa Outfitters, Villisca
Southwest Iowa Outfitters knows the way to a hunter's heart - amazing hunting and a comfortable place to stay. Hunt deer, turkey, upland birds and small game.

 

Brownell's, Montezuma
Before you head outdoors, head to Brownell's - the world's largest supplier of firearm accessories, gun parts and gunsmithing tools.

 

Doc's Hunt Club, Adel
When you walk onto Doc's, you'll be surrounded by 500 acres of prairie grass, gently rolling hills and timber - perfect territory for pheasant, quail and chukar hunting.

 

Oak View II Hunting Club, Runnells
Pheasants. Chukar. Quail. Hunt as many of these birds as you want, because there's no bag limit on game birds at Oak View II.

 

Rathbun Wildlife Area, Centerville
Ranked #5 of the 35 best hunting and fishing towns by outdoorlife.com, it’s a safe bet you’ll have a hunt to remember in Centerville and the Rathbun Wildlife Area.

 

LJS Hunting Lodge, Albia
LJS offers 600 acres of deer hunting with amenities such as tree stands, mineral stations and tree cameras for hunting – and comfortable quarters for sleeping.

 

High Prairie Farms, Osceola
With professional guides and championship-winning pointing dogs, it’s no wonder High Prairie Farms is a favorite spot among pheasant hunters.

 

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Northeast Iowa
Duck. Duck. Goose. The 240,000-acre Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Northeast Iowa has been ranked #9 out of 15 great places to hunt waterfowl by Ducks Unlimited.

 

Dudgeon Lake Wildlife Management Area, Benton County
From ample does to trophy bucks, Dudgeon Lake Wildlife Management Area in Benton County offers some of the best shotgun deer hunting found in Iowa.

 

Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area, Johnson County
Timberrrrr! Sixteen hundred acres of timber to be exact – which makes Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area an idyllic spot to hunt deer, squirrel, turkey and rabbit.

 

Cone Marsh Wildlife Management Area, Columbus Junction
Waterfowl hunters will be wowed at Cone Marsh Wildlife Management Area, where they’ll find a combination of open water, cattails, bulrush and arrowhead.

 

 

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