Hunting Ankeny IA

Hunting - Complete information and tips on hunting, including everything from deer hunting and duck hunting to bow hunting and finding hunting supply retailers.

Bob Shetler Recreation Area
515-276-4656x6507
5600 NW 78TH AVE
Johnston, IA
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

Cherry Glen Campground
515-276-4656x6507
5600 NW 78TH AVE
Johnston, IA
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

Saylorville Lake
(515) 276-4656
5600 NW 78th Ave
Johnston, IA
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Harrisons Sports
(515) 963-9717
2010 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA
 
2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
(515) 251-7877
3700 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA
 
Prairie Flower Recreation Area
515-276-4656x6507
5600 NW 78TH AVE
Johnston, IA
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

Acorn Valley
515-276-4656x6507
5600 NW 78TH AVE
Johnston, IA
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

Bike Country
(515) 964-5623
825 E 1st St
Ankeny, IA
 
2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
(515) 963-0900
1605 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA
 
Back Country Outfitters
(515) 255-0031
2702 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA
 

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From deer hunting to duck hunting, appreciating nature's bounty

Not everyone will agree, but many consider hunting to be one of the most intimate connections with nature a person can experience. The attention to surroundings, hours of quiet contemplation and pride in gathering food in the way of our ancestors can be rewarding.

Aside from the natural element, hunting is also a highly regulated sport, with designated seasons for specific animals and guidelines for the number of kills each hunter is permitted. You’ll want to research your area’s guidelines and obtain proper permits before you head out on a hunting trip.

Types of Hunting

Whether you’re rifle hunting, bow hunting or using another weapon, hunting techniques are usually contingent on the type of animal you’re hunting. Take a look at a few of the most common forms of hunting and the best methods for success:

  • Deer hunting. Two common types of deer hunting are stalking and stand hunting. Stalking involves watching for signs of the deer or spotting the deer itself and then following it until a clear shot presents itself. Stand hunting involves lying in wait (often in a tree stand) in places where deer are likely to go and letting the animal come to you.
  • Duck hunting. Typically, and for most accurate results, ducks are hunted while they are in the water. Hunters use two methods to lure ducks into shooting range – calls (mouth instruments that produce an imitation duck call) and decoys (imitation ducks that are floated in the water). A hunter will wait behind a “blind,” which could be a bush or in the reeds, and take the duck by surprise before it has a chance to fly away. The preferred weapon for duck hunting is a 12 gauge shotgun.
  • Turkey hunting. Turkey hunting may not be as common as the other types listed here, but for many it’s a tradition and a skill to be passed on. Turkey hunts can take place in the wild or on designated hunting farms. The weapon of choice is again a...

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