Southern Iowa Hunting

What's New - December 2017
Our 2017 bow season was a great success with six of our eight hunters taking bucks home.  Seventh hunter drew blood but we were unable to recover. We have since seen the buck limping and hoping one of our remaining hunters will have an opportunity at him.  The biggest buck  to date on Coal Camp was taken during the first week of November - a 194" beauty!  Check out pictures on our photo gallery page.  We are into our 2nd week of gun hunts and have two bucks down.  All our gun hunts are booked for the 2017 & 2018 seasons.  However, we do still have bow openings during the first week of November rut 2018.  Call Paul at 515-238-6164 for details. 

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 3000 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 3000 acres.  Each hunting area contains designated deer bedding areas and food plots. It is our opinion that sanctuaries and food plots are essential to successful deer hunting. We 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 65 wall hanger bucks grossing between 130" and 194".  Three of our 2017 bow hunters and their bucks are featured to the right. More pictures can be seen on our Photo Gallery page.  

Coal Camp hosts between 20 and 25 hunters each year.  Typically we will have 3 or 4 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.