Free Range Hunting Packages
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- Late October – Late November
- 5 Full Hunting Days
- 4-6 Hunters with Access to 4,000 Acres per Week
- 2-3 Guides per group
- Rate: $6,000
Timberghost archery hunting is typically done from either high-quality hang-on stands or ladder stands, with an occasional ground blind when necessary. All sets are designed to be both safe and comfortable so you can optimize your time in the woods. Through pre-season preparation and in-season scouting, the Timberghost crew has helped archery hunters average a 68 percent shot opportunity for the past seven years. Bucks brought into camp have averaged 144 during the archery season with the largest buck harvested scoring 189 typical, leaving hunters satisfied with their experience and ready to rebook.
- Early December
- 5 Full Hunting Days
- December Hunts: Shotgun, Legal Straight Wall Cartridges, or Muzzleloaders
- $6,800 for Gun-1
- $6,300 for Gun-2
- $6,300 for Late Muzzleloader
Cold temperatures and a little snow are every hunter’s dream this time of year; the deer are finished with their love-struck wandering and are focused on food for the winter. Use this pattern to your advantage with Timberghost’s multiple acres of food plots and standing crops. Most evenings are spent hunting food plots from box blinds while mornings might be over food or on a stand in a bottleneck, taking advantage of late-season travel patterns. With an average of only 8 gun hunters in camp for each season, you are sure to benefit from the low hunting pressure. Success rates have been as low as 50 percent and as high as 100 percent with the past five years averaging at 74 percent. Average bucks brought into camp have averaged 146, with our largest scoring 206 gross B&C. Our seasoned guides are experts at taking you to the right place at the right time.
Free Range Refund Policies
- If you do not shoot at an animal, we will refund 2,000 dollars of your hunt cost.
- If you successfully harvest a buck over 140 gross P&Y or B&C, we will refund $1,000 of your hunt cost. This is done to encourage our hunters to focus on harvesting mature bucks and giving the younger bucks a chance to mature.
What to Expect on the Timberghost Free Range
In any given week of the season, hunters can expect to utilize several different stands on several different properties based on wind direction and current activity, in order to not burn out any single stand location. Thanks to keeping our hunting pressure limited to one hunter per 100 acres per year, you are sure to have the best chance of crossing paths with a mature, trophy Iowa whitetail. Each Timberghost free range hunt is a semi-guided five-day experience.
Enjoy exclusive hunting rights on over six square miles of incredible habitat located in the state known for its trophy whitetail potential. Timberghost has over 15 different whitetail hunting properties from 80 to 600 acres and are spread out over a 45-mile radius from the lodge. When you successfully draw an Iowa tag, an experience like none other awaits you. Our guides spend countless hours managing our private, free range property, and we use nothing short of the best when it comes to stand safety and comfort. With industry-leading gear and over 100 trail cameras, hunters can be confident they are hunting active areas with real opportunities for that trophy whitetail they hope to encounter on their semi-guided hunt.