Probably the case in lots of Iowa. I will go with my dogs on public land during the week, avoiding the crowds, and shoot 2 to 3 birds between 800 and 1200 consistently. I do have a down day every now and then but they are the exception.Just my opinion. I lived in Indiana and hunted Iowa for many years. The last year we hunted Iowa. We hunted hard from morning till dark for 4 days and had 1 50 yard shot. Save your money and go to SD. I think buying an out of state license is a waste of money and time. Again this is my opinion.