Southern Iowa Hunting

What's New - May 2017  
The application period for Iowa non-resident tags begins Saturday, May 6 and goes until Sunday, June 4.  More information can be found on the Iowa DNR website: .  Shed hunting was a little slower this year than normal, but still found over 60 sheds.  Several found from some of the bigger bucks we had on camera last year - a good indication that they survived the season and still on our property.  After a very mild winter and early spring we are ramping up for the 2017 season.   We'll be fertilizing and planting food plots this month.  We'll also be busy setting stands on the new land secured last year.  We have a couple of openings remaining for 2017.  Please call Paul for details and availability at 515-238-6164. 

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 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".  A few of our 2016 hunters and their bucks are featured to the right. More pictures can be seen on our Photo Gallery page.  

Coal Camp hosts approximately 20 to 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.