Southern Iowa Hunting

What's New - August 2016
We are booked for the 2016 season, with the exception of one opening during bow season.  Please call Paul for details at 515-238-6164.  We are looking forward to hosting our hunters this fall.  Our corn and bean food plots have never looked better.  Turnips and radishes were planted in early August and are up already.  Annual service work on the tree stands has been completed.  Trail camera pictures on the Photo Gallery page were updated August 10th.

Coal Camp Outfitters is a full service whitetail hunting operation, family-owned and operated by Paul and Diane Havick. We are located in Lucas County in south central Iowa;  Zone 5 for our non-resident hunters.  Lucas County was home to a strong coal mining industry back in the early 1900s, with one of the larger mines located on our farm.  Our land consists of approximately 1800 contiguous acres of very rugged terrain and provides prime deer hunting habitat.   

In 2000 our family relocated to Lucas County where we own and operate a cow-calf operation. Over the years we have developed several designated hunting areas within the 1800 acres.  Each hunting area contains bedding areas and food plots. It is our opinion that sanctuaries and food plots are essential to successful deer hunting. We also have more than 50 tree stands and blinds strategically located throughout the hunting areas to take advantage of deer movement between bedding and food.  This has made deer hunting at Coal Camp very predictable.

We began a full schedule of hunters in 2010 and have since taken more than 60 wall hanger bucks grossing between 140" and 180".  More pictures can be seen on our Photo Gallery page.  

Coal Camp hosts approximately 20 hunters each year.  Typically we will have 3 hunters in camp each week through bow and gun seasons.  This allows us to provide you with personal service and great opportunities to harvest a trophy whitetail. Give Paul a call at 515-238-6164  and hunt one of the premier deer hunting locations in Iowa.