SOUTHERN IOWA DEER HUNTS

NOW BOOKING AVAILABLE HUNTS FOR 2023 & 2024

MDLO offers hybrid DIY+Semi-Guided whitetail deer hunts in Southern Iowa's Zone 5 and Zone 6 that are uniquely attractive to the more avid bowhunter looking for a place to hunt hard for their trophy Iowa whitetail with more personal responsibility & greater pride in hunt accomplishment than the common, standard outfitted whitetail deer hunt in the Midwest.

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WHAT IS A HYBRID
DIY + SEMI-GUIDED HUNT?

Hybrid DIY + Semi-Guided Hunt is one that does not carry any accommodations (food, travel, lodging, etc.) but has farms that are minimally set-up to hunt as deemed proper by MDLO prior to the hunt starting while also giving you the ability to hang your own stand sets (lock-on or saddle) and set your own blind setup with prior approval by MDLO. This is a true effort of teamwork start to finish between hunter and outfitter. Of course, this added responsibility/ability onto the hunter requires deer hunting & bowhunting skill. This is not a hunt for someone needing over-the-shoulder guidance or in-person attention.

IOWA DEER HUNTING SEASONS & HUNTS

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WHAT TYPE OF DEER DO WE PURSUE?

We are very specific about the type of deer that we allow our clients to hunt & harvest. We aim to only hunt & harvest deer that are 5-1/2 or older, regardless of rack score. Maturity is our target metric when judging quality deer hunting in Southern Iowa, and we hope that all of our clients follow the same thought. Growing mature deer, regardless of score, requires they reach the age of 5-1/2. Our "shot opportunities" are founded based on maturity, not score. Since 2020, we have seen an overall decrease in large-racked deer, likely due to EHD immunity and the debatable COVID-19 deer contracted like many cattle did. Yet, there are plenty of big deer around, but we need the young one's with solid frame and score potential to live long enough to showcase such to us & our hunters.

HERE IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE RECOVERIES IN SOUTHERN IOWA DURING BOW SEASON

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