Iowa Duck and Pheasant Combo Hunt

doffiehoward

New member
Doing a father/son hunt in Northwest Iowa in November. He finally has some time to get away after being deployed for a couple of years with the Army and college schedule. Any tips on the Spirit Lake area? Not looking for any honey holes, just some public where he and I can spend some time and shoot a couple of birds here and there. Bad part is we only have 4 days but we'll make the most of it. It's mostly to spend time together and get new pup on wild birds.
 

remy3424

Well-known member
Welcome to the forum. I think you will likely be within 15 miles of as much public ground in Iowa as possible at Spirit lake. Check-out the map! There is so much, you couldn't hunt all of it in a week....not sure you could scout it all in a week. Good luck, looking forward to pics from the outing!

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Munster927

Well-known member
I can't speak to the Iowa side of the border, but I've hunted just a couple miles to the north of Spirit Lake on the MN side quite a few times and have gotten into good numbers of birds. I would assume the Iowa side should be just as good.
 

doffiehoward

New member
Welcome to the forum. I think you will likely be within 15 miles of as much public ground in Iowa as possible at Spirit lake. Check-out the map! There is so much, you couldn't hunt all of it in a week....not sure you could scout it all in a week. Good luck, looking forward to pics from the outing!

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Yeah I've been researching the atlas a bunch and using Google Earth as well.
 
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