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Deer Hunts Outfitters in Southern Iowa

Squaw Creek Hunts Outfitters in southern Iowa is located between Indianola and Osceola.  Our deer hunting ground is on a 510 acre farm, with 320 acres of timberland butting up against nearly 200 acres of row crop, and we have three hunting points.  The land was opened up for hunting in 2018 for the first time in over 25 years, so it is abundant with deer.  Learn more about our hunts.

We are Jim and Judy Jensen, and we own the farm. We have always had a love of farming and working with animals.  However, his passion has always been the hunt - whatever type it might be. Jim gained a wealth of hunting experience and knowledge from a Native American hunter friend during his early years on the Minnesota/Iowa border.  They often hunted deer, turkey and pheasant.  Jim also has a great interest in trapping and likes to share some of his secrets in the Tips & Hints section of our blog.

Deer Hunts at Our Southern Iowa
Deer Hunting Locations

2018 Deer Hunting Seasons & Quotas information from
“Iowa Hunting, Trapping & Migratory Game Bird Regulations”
  • Youth and Disabled Hunter Seasons:  9-15 through 9-30
  • Archery Season: Early Split 10-1 through 11-30
    Late Split 12-17-2018  through 1-10-2019
  • Early Muzzleloader: 10-13 through 10-21
  • Late Muzzleloader:  12-17 through 1-10-2019
  • Shotgun Season 2:  12-8 through 8-16
  • Nonresident Holiday Season: 12-24-2018 through 1-2-2019
  • January Antlerless:  12-11-2019 through 1-27-2019

All hunting dates are available except the 1st season shot gun.  Our hunting zone is Squaw 24 section. Licenses are available from the sale date through the end of the season, or until quota fills.  A current hunting license and habitat fee is also required. Nonresidents: refer to Nonresident-Hunting.

Each hunt consists of 5 days, starting on Saturday and ending on Wednesday. At Squaw Creek Hunts we provide transportation to and from the hut. Shooting hours for all deer seasons are a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset.

Please email or call us at 515-979-4115 to secure your dates!

Costs

There are two seats in each of three huts, and each seat costs $250.00 a day.  There is an Additional Charge based on any buck taken, because we only want the more mature bucks harvested. 

That charge is based on the following:
  • a score of 120 or less = $1,000.00
  • a score of 130 to 139 = $500.00
  • a score of 140 to 149 = $1,000.00
  • a score of 150 to 159 = $1,500.00
  • a score of 160 and over = $2,000.00

NOTE: Additional charges are paid prior to removal. The local game warden will score the buck.
Refunds are not offered unless weather hinders the ride to the blind.

Lodging & Dining

While Hunting

A variety of snacks will be provided at the beginning of each day along with water and coffee.  A warm meal is prepared by Judy and placed in a container “to go” consisting of meat, potato, vegetable and dessert.

Lodging

We do not provide lodging but there are accommodations in the surrounding area.  Being close to Des Moines, Indianola and Osceola, there are plenty of things to do and places to stay in the area.

Des Moines & Suburbs

Indianola

  • Apple Tree Inn
  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
  • Quality Inn Indianola 

Osceola

  • Lakeside Casino Resort
  • Americas Best Value Inn
  • Evergreen Inn 

Dining

Des Moines & Suburbs

Lacona

  • Backroads Bar & Grill Restaurant

Milo

  • Houston's on Main Bar and Grill

Osceola

  • Family Table
  • Iron Horse Neighborhood Grill
  • Lakeside Casino Resort

Please email or call us at 515-979-4115 to secure your dates!