Help hunting IA

Discussion in 'Iowa Whitetail Conference' started by Buckhunter44, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Buckhunter44

    Buckhunter44 New Member

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    Hi all

    Looking to come up in 2020 to hunt that Jan for late ML. Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations of a zone to hunt of outfitters to check out? Or, what you would recommend for someone coming up to hunt.

    Or, areas or outfitters to stay away from? We are coming from MO.

    Thanks for any help or insights and allowing us to attempt to hunt your great state.
     
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  3. Hardwood11

    Hardwood11 PMA Member

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    Hunting on private or public ?
     
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    That’s just it, we’re just looking for general guidance on either public or hunting with an outfitter. We do not have access to private ground so it would either be a southern outfitter in zone 4/5 vs public.

    Thoughts on those? Any good reputable outfitters there that come to mind or any to stay away from?

    Appreciate all the input
     
  5. IowaBowHunter1983

    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lm is most likely a waste of time on public. It's all about standing food that time of year and you ain't finding that on public ground.
     
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    Your best option would be a lease with 5 acres of corn/beans brassicas.?
     
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    I agree with IowaBowHunter, except you will find some standing food, but the deer won't be using it during daylight due to all the pressue they receive during the shotgun and late muzzleloader seasons. If you were to walk the public lands you will find standing food this time of year (at least in this part of the state, a certain percentage of food plots must be left) and find tons of sign and tracks, but during the late muzzleloader season it is 99% nocturnal activity.
     
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