RiverRat Outfitters 1st Season Shotgun Hunts – Zone 9
Iowa’s first shotgun season is always the FIRST SATURDAY in December and runs for five days. If you’re coming by yourself I would recommend Plan A by bringing a muzzle loader or rifled slug gun with a scope and still hunt on one of my private farms, making it your own little private refuge and let it fill up with deer.
Plan B is group hunting and party hunting in Iowa is legal. What we would do for the for the first
couple of days is the same as Plan A and then spend the remaining days you have left doing drives on the farms that all of you we’re still hunting on. Some of the biggest bucks in our area didn’t get that way by being dumb so they swim out onto the islands on the Mississippi River to hide. I’ve seen them duck hunting and it’s true. We will go after them also.
Your hunt will include at least one guide and 7 days lodging so come early if you can and we will go scouting. Meals are also included during your hunt, but once again I won’t pay for the booze. Once you book a hunt your $1750 deposit is required to put your on the list and checks are accepted for deposits only with the remaining $1750 due upon arrival. Upon arrival we accept cash travelers checks & money orders. At RiverRat Outfitters our rule is simple…hunt as long as your tag is valid.
Your more then welcome to fill the $100 doe tag that the DNR made you buy for your buck hunt. If you don’t want the meat after we eat the back straps for supper, it will be donated to help the hungry. You will probably have a 50/50 chance of drawing a tag for this season without any points. We will bust our balls to put you on a shooter buck, I promise you that.
The hardwoods with food plots in zone 9 of Iowa are huge with lots of areas to hide and escape through so the more guys you have to surround these areas the better. And I have buck tags of my own that you can use if you fail the draw, by purchasing a doe tag in late July.
Party hunting is once again legal in Iowa and if you have a doe tag during a gun season you can shoot a buck on my tag. The cost is about the same because I have to pay the person with the buck tag to hang out with you so we’re legal. If you shoot a buck and we can’t find him you will be allowed to get drunk that night and go after another one in the morning.
We do not hunt ourselves, so when you see photo’s on my web site you can bet your ass that he’s here for you and not in my shed. I want you to fill your tag as bad as you do and I would NEVER shoot a buck that would surely give me one happy camper.
More bucks are shot in zone 9 than anywhere else in the state and I can prove that and I plan on keeping it that way. I’m as honest and as fair as they come guys and if you give me a chance to prove myself you will believe me. Also if you have a handicapped friend who is an American veterans of any war he can hunt Free with me anytime he wants to. I look forward to answering any of your questions. God Bless Our Troops!