The Dunn Deal Hunting Lodge

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South Central & Eastern Iowa

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  • The BEST whitetail deer hunting in Iowa
  • 1000 acres of private land for hunting
  • Only minutes away from great restaurants, shopping, and recreation areas
  • Guided or non-guided hunts
  • 2 ponds
  • We do hunts in zones 4, 5, 7, and 9 in Iowa
  • We have ground in Harrison, Putnam, Sullivan and Mercer counties in Missouri

DEER HUNTING VACATIONS: Welcome to Southern Iowa

Our Lodge is the best that southern Iowa has to offer in hunting, fishing, and recreation! Our main Lodge is overlooking a privately stocked pond, you can easily spend a weekend - or several weeks - away from it all...but not too far away.

This 1000-acre private retreat hosts 2 ponds, wildlife food plots, and plenty of room to roam. Miles of mowed trails conveniently invite hunters to explore and see nature at its best.


My name is Erik Wilson and I have spent my entire life on the land as a hunter and a farmer.

The Dunn Deal Hunting Lodge is located about 10 miles west of Albia, Iowa or about 10 miles east of Chariton, Iowa where the presumed new world record buck was taken. I have some really comfortable deer stands and many ideal locations. Our lodge offers the best of Iowa hunting experiences. If you need a guided hunting experience, I offer personal attention to details.

HUNTING VACATIONS: The Dunn Deal Hunting Lodge

We have over 5000 acres of private land for hunting in addition to our 1000 acres private retreat which hosts 2 ponds, wildlife food plots, and plenty of room to roam. Miles of mowed trails conveniently invite hunters to explore and see nature at its best.

The main lodge is available to accommodate 11 people comfortably. It has four bedrooms with two queen size beds in each room. Plus three, eight foot couches that are very comfortable. The lodge has radiant heat flooring along with an AC unit and a regular heater. The main building is over 5,000 square feet with the living quarters being over 2,500 sf. The lodge has a full kitchen and two baths as well as a separate laundry room.

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