Iowa and Missouri Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunts #OI-JSTH1

Iowa deer hunting gives you that chance at a huge whitetail


Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunts in Iowa and Missouri

This outfitter offers ethical hunting practices, proven success, established business, and impeccable reputation since 1990.

They have a commitment to high-quality whitetail deer hunting opportunities for the true trophy hunter. They have some of the best deer hunting ground in the states of Iowa and Missouri and an abundance of young deer that will easily score 125 to 135 inches. However those same deer will score 150 to 200 inches if allowed to grow. Because of this They have a minimum antler size of 140 inches for 10 points, and 135 inches for 8 points. Iowa hunters are chosen by a draw system. Missouri license is purchased “over the counter

  1. A proven leader with over 30 years experience guiding whitetail deer hunters.
  2. They manage the land for trophy animals with strict management policies that protect the natural genetics.
  3. Great Meals and Accommodations.
  4. They manage roughly 5,000 acres of deer hunting property in Iowa, and 6,500 acres in Missouri.
  5. They farm the land as well and manipulate the crops for the best hunting possible.

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I had a great hunt in Iowa. I saw a lot of bucks every day

Iowa Deer Hunting

Iowa deer hunting with this outfitter is on roughly 5,000 well-managed acres in Zone 5. You’ll be in Appanoose County between Albia and Centerville near Moravia, Iowa.

Iowa deer hunting is considered by many hunters as the heavyweight of Midwestern whitetail states. It ranks #2 according to both the Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett records, even though it gives out the least amount of tags of any other state excluding Kansas. Iowa hunters are chosen by a draw system, and they do have preference points. Hunter safety certificate may be required if born on or after January 1, 1967.

No rifle hunting is allowed in Iowa. This state only allows shotgun, muzzleloader, handgun and archery seasons. The archery hunt is possibly the best in the world, but it has gotten very difficult to draw a tag (but it’s worth the wait). Because it’s become so difficult to draw an archery tag, the gun hunts have been exceptional because some farms go nearly un-hunted until the firearms seasons.

  • Archery Season: 4th week October, through November
  • Shotgun and Muzzleloader Seasons:
    • 1st Season begins the first Saturday in December
    • 2nd Season begins the second Saturday in December
    • Late December through early January (muzzleloader)
They have a commitment to high-quality whitetail deer hunting opportunities for the true trophy hunter
Missouri is a sleeper state. Don’t overlook it for trophy bucks!

Missouri Deer Hunting

No draw! Missouri tags are available over the counter. Hunter safety certificate may be required if born on or after January 1, 1967.

Missouri deer hunting ranks #5 according to Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett entries. There are “undiscovered” farms in this state that are just about unhunted. Don’t overlook it! This Missouri deer hunting farm is as good or better than any other whitetail deer hunting you’ll find in the Midwest, including Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Illinois…literally anywhere whitetail deer are found!

  • Archery Season: Last week Oct through the first few weeks of November.
  • Rifle Season: Mid November.

Iowa Lodge JSTH Missouri Bunkhouse

Lodging and Accommodations

  • Comfortable, clean lodge accommodations.
  • Food consists of Continental breakfast; in-field sack lunch; and a hot full dinner.
  • Very professional, experienced guides.

Typical Daily Schedule

  • You’ll wake up before sunrise and have a continental breakfast.
  • Guides will get you to and from your stands and check on you regularly.
  • You can give the hunt your all and stay in the tree while eating your lunch, but it’s your choice whether to take a sack lunch with you and hunt all day, or to come back to camp.
  • After you come in from a long day of hunting (hopefully with a deer) you’ll have your hot meal waiting.
  • After getting your fill, take a break with a good beverage and watch the ball game on satellite TV while sharing the experiences of fellow hunters about the day.
  • If you take a deer, they will track it, drag it, cape it, freeze it and get it ready for you to take some meat home with you. Or the meat can be donated. In that case, the cape, horns and the skull plate will be ready for you to take with you.
  • When it’s time to “hit the old hay” you’ll can rest comfortably in your bunk with usually no more than 4 hunters to a room, and a private bathroom. The lodges are for their hunters only & are not someone’s home or farmhouse. You’ll be comfortable.


Travel Information

Southeast Iowa: The Iowa Camp has approx. 5000 acres and is located in Appanoose County (Zone 5) between Albia and Centerville near the small town of Moravia, Iowa.

  • Closest Airport to Iowa camp: Des Moines, IA
  • Major rental cars companies are available.

Northeast Missouri: The Missouri Camp has over 6500 acres and is located in Scotland County, Missouri.

  • Closest Airport to Missouri camp: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Major rental cars companies are available.

Booking Information

Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.


  • Food
  • Lodging
  • Private land to hunt on
  • Guide, stands, blinds,  etc.

Not Included:

  • Trip Insurance
  • Tips
  • Travel to and from hunting area
  • License and Tags
  • Taxes
  • Shipping of trophy
  • Taxidermy

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When you’re ready to book, if you haven’t already ask your Outdoors International Consultant for updated pricing. If it looks good, your consultant will write up a booking agreement for you.