About ITH (Iowa Trophy Hunts)

The biggest reason may be success. It is your time, your money, your tag and succes can be measured in experience or inches for some. We excell at both, its our lively hood and we are good at it.

Its our job is to put you into the right spot for success.  Our goal is to maximize your time in the stand and to handle the off season preparation for you.  There isn’t one secrete to outfitting or shooting big bucks consistently.  It’s a mix of hard work and persistence. Like most things in life there is no elevator to the top, you’ll have to take the stairs!

No one in the industry has a higher success rate on big deer than ITH.  The right spot is out of our camps with our guides on our properties.
Please allow me to expand on those 3 hunts aspect for you.

ITH Camps:

Small and effective, no log cabin lodges here (that means no big mortgage that removes operation money from your hunt). We would rather put your money into ground, equipment, preparation and scouting.

No TV deer hunters, this mean no BS and no favorites. Each hunter is in a good spot and we expect a deer to be shot.  We operate on a first come first serve mentality.

You will find is well equipped clean houses / camps / hotels, inspected and approved by us. You will find a warm bed, home cooked meals, hot shower and a willingness to make you feel at home and comfortable.

You will find short drives to the stands from our camps and an extraordinary amount of effort and preparation for your hunt.

You will find me, the owner there in camp working. I do not hire cheap local talent. I hire as trained guides that must be versatile enough to operate in all my location locations.  I do not avoid being immediately available to you. I know youre experience will be first class, if its not I want to know immediately. The buck stops here!

ITH Guides:

I hire and trust a small team of professional people. I dont use the farmers middle kid to guide your Iowa Archery hunt after 5 years of waiting…  I dont hire temporary locals to help drive you around and drop you off where he thinks the stand is.

We have Geoff, Amanda, Sam and Bill that work their ass off to get the job done.  I am also in the field and work at each location we have.  Its a small team but when you have the A-team running around an average guide would just get in our way!
We operate small groups of hunters in multiple locations and states, we do in a way that is advantageous to our clients and smart.  You probably noticed we don’t sell early season bow hunts…thats because it low percentage, possibly hot, and junks up our properties. Why would we want to scare a deer off on October 5th when we know we can kill him on November 5th!  We hunt at the right time.

ITH Properties:

The main thing here is we have enough of them! We have:

The right ground (well laid out ground where a deer wants to be).
In the right areas (trophy regions of the Midwest with proper genetics, feed, and soil).
Managed correctly (since 2005 in many cases).

No penalty (outfitters that charge this type of fee usually have too little ground for the hunters they book and want you to ‘hunt’ but not kill)

No trophy fees (anyone can slap a number on a set of horns and most of the time it is exaggerated!  However, We kill more P&Y and B&C bucks per hunter than any outfit in operation today.

We have enough deerand enough big deer and we wish you to shoot what makes you experience with us a success!  If you kill a 190″ with us great, you kill a 5 year old heavy 7 point great, you kill a solid 8 pt that is your biggest deer to date thats great as well.

We have enough of each age class and I refuse to penalize a hunter. As it relates to the trophy potential on our properties and our long term managment – this has never been an issue. Our clients can easily see the type of deer we take every year and set their sights according.

No ‘reserve properties’, or other sales gimics.

Our properties range in size from 40 to 700 acres on average. They all have food, cover, and are privately managed with low hunting pressure.

In closing, I hope you choose to hunt with us. We are not the cheapest we are certainly not the most expensive. We are not fancy we are effective. The vast majority of our clients have hunted with us more than 3 times (upwards of 90% of them).  We have many that are on their 10th or 12th deer hunt with us!  To me this says it all.

Do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Please have your equipment ready and be proficient in the killing of the animal. Practice shooting and be ready for the best deer hunt of your life!

Nathan Askew

Geoff Still