Iowa Whitetail Hunting
About a hundred miles southwest of Des Moines, Iowa lies the tiny little town of Brooks. This middle-of-nowhere location holds some of the biggest whitetail deer in the state … in the country! WTA TAGS has teamed-up with a very professionally run outfit who controls about 6,500 unpressured acres in this prime location. This family-run operation is a true joy to spend your hunting vacation with. Their attention to detail is spot-on and their newly constructed lodge and wonderful home cooked meals round-out this wonderful experience. The lodge features three bedrooms, each with two sets of bunks, plus a large bathrom, laundry room, and kitchen/dining/living areas with big screen satellite tv. For those looking for a solid 150 class whitetail hunt, with a very legitimate probability of harvesting a world class giant, this experience will not disappoint. All of their farms are a short drive from the lodge and there are countless stand options regardless of wind direction. If you have built your three preference points in Iowa, it’s time to cash-in for your archery tag. Bow hunting the November rut in the state of Iowa is pretty tough to beat, especially on the high-quality, private ground leased by this operation. If gun hunting is your game and you have one preference point, book the 1st shotgun (early Dec), 2nd shotgun (mid Dec) or late muzzleloader season (early Jan). If you don’t have any points call WTA TAGS today and get started. Life goes by quickly - don’t let another year pass you by.
Archery hunts 6 days. Gun hunts 5 days.
6 Day hunts:
Archery: Oct. 31-Nov. 5, Nov. 6-11, Nov. 13-18 (always the same dates regardless of year)
5 Day Hunts:
1st Shotgun: Early Dec.
2nd Shotgun: Mid Dec.
Muzzleloader: Jan. 3-7 (always the same dates regardless of year)
Guide service, accommodations, all meals trophy care and in-field transportation.
Getting there, gratuities, license and personal items.
Fly to Des Moines, Iowa, rent a car and drive to the lodge 2 hours southwest. Directions will be provided by outfitter.
Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost
$493 - Computer draw – deadline early June. Contact WTA TAGS for professional application assistance 1-800-755-8247
Physical Requirement Level
Level 1 - These hunts are mostly farm or ranch hunts from stands or blinds. Includes substantial use of 4x4 pickups and/or ATVs. Mostly whitetail deer hunts are in this category.