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CREATED BY IOWANS, FOR IOWANS

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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Lake of the Woods

FEATURED HUNTING ARTICLE

  • Fall Turkey Hunting? To do or not to do?

    Fall Turkey Hunting? To do or not to do? By Aaron Stonehocker I will never forget my first turkey harvested with a bow.  It was my first year of archery hunting. I spent the entire year fine tuning my accuracy on paper targets strapped to hay bales at Mrs. Carol’s farm. As fall season approached Pat, a family friend, offered to take me out to his farm in search of giant Iowa whitetails, an opportunity I was not about to [...]

ABOUT THE MAGAZINE

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

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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FEATURED FISHING ARTICLE

  • Breaking It Down Under The Ice

    Breaking It Down Under The Ice By Rod Woten Fishing a new lake through the ice for the very first time can be intimidating. While the layer of ice covering the lake gives us unrestricted access, it also makes it much more difficult to effectively eliminate unproductive water. Gone are the sunny summer days where we can just drift or troll around in our boats dragging crankbaits, crappie rigs or spinners until we contact fish. Notice that I said the [...]

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