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Iowa State Big Game Records

If you like hunting picture-perfect whitetail deer, this state could be for you

Like its midwestern neighbors, Iowa is about whitetail deer. Sure, there are other opportunities to hunt turkey, migratory waterfowl and small game, but for big game hunting, it’s going to be whitetails. The highest number of all-time entries in the top 50 goes to the non-typical category. Most of those bucks high on the list have come in the 21st century while the top typical bucks entries seem to have fallen off a cliff by the turn of the millennium. The majority of Iowa’s record-book buck entries have come out of Allamakee County in the far northeastern corner. Close on its heels is Warren County just south of Des Moines. 
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