Hunting in Iowa


Pack up your rifle, bow, or shotgun and head to Lansing, Iowa for a truly amazing hunting experience. Located along the scenic Mississippi River, the Lansing area offers prime hunting grounds. Locals and visitors alike know Allamakee County is a treasured spot for bagging many of Iowa’s native wildlife species as well as more exotic animals on private game reserves.

From deer to doves, turkeys to rams, and game birds to hogs, the Lansing area provides hunters of all abilities and interests with wildlife aplenty. In fact, Allamakee County has the only ruffed grouse habitat in the state of Iowa. And our county is ranked second in the entire world for our selection of trophy whitetail buck.

Check out the Iowa Sportsman website. It’s a great resource for keeping track of hunting season dates, joining a forum, or viewing trophy pictures posted online by members. It’s an ideal way to learn about the area before you visit.

In addition to Lansing’s many public hunting grounds, you may also wish to spend time at one of our nearby private hunting locations:

Deer and Turkey Hunting in Iowa
  • The Big Oak Elk Ranch: As a family-owned ranch for more than 150 years, you can hunt whitetail deer, elk, fallow deer, and exotic rams.
  • The Scenic View Ranch: Overlooking the magnificent Yellow River, you can bag buffalo, wild hogs, rams, bull elk, and whitetail deer on this family-owned ranch.
  • Badgerland Pheasant Farm: With no bag limit, license or membership required, you can reserve your hunting time from September through March. Bring your own dog or the Farm can provide a flushing or pointing dog.

Plan your next hunting adventure around Lansing, Iowa. You can get your license and many other hunting items at Welsh’s Village Farm and Home on Main Street. There are a variety of lodging opportunities to rest your head from B & Bs to lodges and cabins to campsites. And you’ll love all the places to have a drink or a craft beer with your meal after a long day in the field. While you’re here, check out our quirky shops and the variety of other attractions in and around our beautiful Mississippi river town. Contact us at Main Street Lansing, 563-538-9229, for more information.