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.
Nebraska turkey hunting is great and continues to get better and better. The Merriams turkey population has exploded, and birds can be found in every county in the state.
Hunting in Ohio
Ohio deer hunting is some of the best in the country, and tags are available over the counter, since it’s a no-draw state. License and permits can be purchased online. All hunters and trappers must complete an education course.
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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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