Hunting in 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.
Hunting in Kansas
It is no secret that Kansas produces some of the Midwest’s best Boone & Crockett qualifying whitetails. Kansas deer hunting is by draw only, but if you book two years in advance and get a preference point, you’re typically guaranteed to draw. Kansas also has tons of wild turkeys, with great populations of both Eastern and Rio Grande turkeys. Unpressured birds and the beautiful landscape make Kansas turkey hunting one of the most exciting turkey hunts out there.
Hunting in Missouri
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!
Hunting in Nebraska
Nebraska deer hunting permits are over-the-counter with no draw required, and permits are cheap when compared to other states. Hunting Education is required for all hunters ages 12 through 29. Another good thing about hunting in Nebraska is that you can hunt whitetails and/or mule deer, and you can take two deer per season.
- Mule Deer Hunting in Nebraska
- Whitetail Hunting in Nebraska
- Wild Turkey Hunting in Nebraska (Merriams)
- Waterfowl Hunting in Nebraska
Across the amazing state of South Dakota, you will be inspired to travel from the Black Hills and Badlands, to the northeast to explore the glacial lakes.
Hunting in South Dakota
South Dakota Hunting Licenses are available for purchase online.
- Bison Hunting Ranches – In addition to some great privately owned bison hunting ranches, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks has a point system in place for bison tags on Custer State Park. If you draw a trophy bull permit, you will be scheduled for a three-day hunt. For non-trophy meat hunts, bulls and cows, you will be scheduled for a one-day hunt. If you draw, you will be fully guided by Custer State Park employees for no extra charge.
- Mule Deer Hunts – South Dakota mule deer hunting archery tags are available over-the-counter for both residents and non-residents. Rifle tags are guaranteed for residents. Non-residents must apply for leftover rifle tags.
- South Dakota Pheasant Hunts
- Whitetail Deer Hunts – South Dakota deer hunting archery tags are available over-the-counter for both residents and non-residents. Rifle tags are guaranteed for residents. Non-residents must apply for leftover rifle tags.
Hunting in Wisconsin
Wisconsin deer hunting is recognized as one of the premier states for trophy whitetail hunting. Harvest permits and licenses are not available online, but can be purchased at a variety of businesses and locations throughout the state. Resident and nonresident licenses are available; prices vary by residency, season, bag method and special designations. Hunters need to have proof of hunter education if born after January 1, 1973.
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