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The Iowa Sportsman website and magazine are Iowa’s only privately owned media sources catering to hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts here in Iowa. Simply put, we are unlike other Iowa outdoor media sources: All our staff is from Iowa, from our publisher to our writers. We actually follow through on what we advertise; we provide knowledgeable content from people who know the industry or sport discussed.

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  • Shot Placement Guide For Bowhunting Turkeys

    When using a bow to hunt turkeys, many different shots and angles will present themselves. To make a clean ethical kill a hunter must know where to aim on the turkey at any given moment. While a turkey looks to be a decent sized target to hit, it isn’t. The vitals are extremely small, near the size of a softball. Then on top of that you add the plumage of the bird and what looks to be a big sizeable [...]

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The Iowa Sportsman Magazine is a monthly magazine created in 2001. The magazine offers something no other magazines in Iowa offered at the time: A sportsman magazine written by everyday hunters, for everyday hunters. All our writers are non-professional anglers or hunters.

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Iowa Sportsman’s Atlas has been around a long time and is a very useful and trusted tool for thousands of anglers, hunters, and outdoorsmen.  If you need to find public lands to visit here in Iowa then the Iowa Sportsman’s Atlas can help.  Featuring maps of all 99 counties; including paved/unpaved roads, public hunting, fishing,  and camping areas, species to pursue, boundary lines, and so much more.   This is a great item to have whenever you are out on your next hunting, fishing , or exploring adventure!

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  • Perch cycles on Big Spirit Lake

    By Steve Weisman There is no doubt that Big Spirit Lake is one of the most traveled to and fished lakes in the Hawkeye state. Anglers target a variety of species: walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, musky, bullhead, crappie, bluegill and yellow perch. Ever since we moved to the Iowa Great Lakes in the late 1970s, I’ve spent a lot of hours fishing Big Spirit. Each year is different; each year the bite changes. However, I would warrant [...]

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