Trophy Turkeys in Iowa??
Yes!! In Iowa, every turkey hunter has nearly a 50-50 chance of
killing a tom turkey that’s 5 to 10 pounds heavier than the national
average! Iowa’s turkeys not only grow larger than do turkeys
in many other states, but are often more populous per square mile of
suitable habitat as well. When biologists refer to the “carrying capacity”
of an area, they mean the area’s potential to provide adequate food and
habitat for a particular game species. “Iowa’s carrying capacity for
turkeys is very high,” remarked Iowa Department of Natural Resources
turkey management biologist Todd Gosselink. “With all the cropland we
have, nutrition is never an issue. The only limiting factor is habitat,
and turkeys have turned out to be much more flexible with habitat than
anybody every expected.”
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“In Texas, if you shot an eastern
wild turkey, you’d be happy to get a 20-pounder, and the average is
probably around 15 pounds,” Burk said. “In Iowa, eastern wild
turkeys average around 20 pounds, and the big ones run 25 pounds and
John Burk, Midwest
region biologist for the National Wild Turkey Federation
Hunt Club has access to some of the best turkey hunting in Southwest
Iowa, with many acres of both private and public hunting available.
We are very particular about the
kind of land we lease to ensure you the best hunt possible.
Our hunting land has the type of habitat and
terrain that turkeys love. You have the option of hunting on your
own, or hiring one of our expert guides for the day.