If your looking for a great whitetail hunt and seeing lots of quality deer, BBD is the outfitter for you. Great lodging, fantastic food and a group of guys that really work hard to put you on deer. I cannot wait to get back to Iowa to hunt with these guys again. Thanks for an awesome hunt.
Troy Wenzel – Wisconsin – Archery 2019
Wow what an experience! Just returned home from my first guided hunt with the guys at BBD Outfitters and they exceeded my expectations! It was an amazing combination of today’s technology to get to the areas to hunt and good old fashioned hard work to find the best deer in the area with exact locations for stand placement. The accommodation were outstanding and the food was awesome. Don’t look any further for your next hunt book with BBD Outfitters and you’ll be glad you did.
Brad Love – Archery 2019
Hunting at Big Buck Down Outfitters. They make you feel like family. They have such passion for getting there clients on mature deer. They don’t over hunt stands and won’t hunt a stand with a marginal winds all key ingredients to kill mature deer. There treestands and boxblinds are top notch along with stand placement. There new lodge is very comfortable and relaxing. I’m looking forward to bringing my family there every year to chase those Iowa giants as long as we draw the golden ticket every year.
Thanks for a great hunt!
Kevin Drake – Shotgun 1 2019
I just wanted to take a second and thank you and everyone at Big Buck Down Outfitters for all you did for my sons hunt this past September. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Even though Jack suffers from a rare genetic disorder, he was treated like any other client. For this special week in his life, he was simply one of the guys. The way you guys had pre-scouted your farms is no doubt the one factor that contributed the most to Jacks successful hunt. Jacks target deer all summer from your trail cam pics was “Brutus” and when he laid his eyes on him that first evening, no other deer was going to do. It took a few days of planning and playing the wind, but being there when he connected on such a massive once in a lifetime 8 point Is a memory he will cherish forever. You guys run a great camp and I look forward to many more years of memories. Hopefully some for myself too.
Scott and Jack Lindsey – Youth Muzzleloader 2019
Great people to hunt with, great farms to hunt on, great place to stay, I was able to harvest a nice 12 point, 160″ buck 2nd night, thanks for all of your help both before and after my hunt.
David Oys – Shotgun 1 2019
I can’t say enough good things about BBD outfitters. Between the new lodge, great food and awesome group of guys its everything you could ask for in an outfitter. All the leg work is done great properties, countless amount of stands, and plenty of big bucks. Can’t wait to go back.
Daniel Lincoln – Archery 2019
My Dad and I chose BBD for our first guided hunt and we were not disappointed. Great accommodations, food and overall hunting experience. We both tagged mature bucks on the second night but the trip didn’t end there. We rode along with several guides on scouting trips and saw more of the ground and deer they have to hunt. Their knowledge of deer movement and stand placement along with food plot locations allows them to put you in the best position to harvest an animal. Even if we had not harvested an animal we would still highly recommend BBD Outfitters.
Ryan and Don Breneman – Shotgun 2 – 2019
Extremely enjoyed my experience with BBD outfitters and would recommend to everyone. they work very hard to put you on deer and was not disappointed!
Roger Meyer – Archery 2019
I bow hunted with BBD Outfitters this past November and had a great trip. I shot a 164”, 14 point buck the second day. I was able to stay five extra days and checked out their operation. I looked at their farms and checked cameras in zones 5 and 6 which showed many bucks. Their food and lodging was top notch. I enjoyed everyone affiliated with this operation and would definitely recommend.
Steve Gollub – Archery 2019
I received an email from Corbin outlining a great opportunity for a hunt here in Iowa for a great price. Corbin responded quickly to my outreach, and I instantly knew these guys were the real deal. I arrived at the lodge and was blown away at the work that was put in remodeling the place and could see future potential for a one of a kind experience I was able to go in and hang a stand on my third day of hunting in a spot where DA (cook/guide) spotted a booner the night before after dragging out one of the other hunters bucks they had killed. I went back in around 2:00 and at 2:45 that same buck came walking down the ditch to 15 yards, and I watched him drop in the field! The whole team at BBD Iowa does EVERYTHING they can to get you on big deer, feed you well, and give you a great experience. If you are a non-resident racking up preference points for that dream hunt in Iowa, look no further for a quality hunt and the best experience possible. If you would like more information from me personally feel free to reach out at (641)799-9149, and I would be more than glad to share more on my experience at BBD Iowa.
Nick Turley- Archery 2019
I cannot say enough good things about BBD outfitters. You can Take every worry and concern you’ve ever had about booking an outfitted hunt and throw them out the window. These are the most down to earth, hard working and fun guys you could ever want to hunt with. They have unbelievable properties and seemingly endless set ups to give you options for every season, wind, etc. I’ve hunted numerous states throughout the Midwest and east coast and I have never had more fun on a hunt. Can’t wait till next time!
Jason Lincoln – Archery 2019
I had a great hunt with BBD outfitters. After looking through thousands of trail cam photos we had an idea of what caliber bucks were on their land. That gave me the confidence to sit it out and wait out a true giant letting a lot of really nice deer walk. Truly a hunt I’ll never forget. I’ll be coming back to hunt with the BBD boys in the near future. Thanks for the memories!
Ben Baune, Rochester, Minnesota
I have hunted with and enjoyed the company of the guys at big buck down outfitters. Deer hunting is not only about killing a big buck it is about the experience of the hunt. At big buck down outfitters you get both. My last outing I was fortunate enough to shot a great buck and saw many more. I have been enjoying the big buck down experience for many years and hope to enjoy it for many more.
Harlon Pearce, New Orleans, Louisana
Truly good guides are extremely rare to find. And those of us who have hunted with Bbd know that thy are one of the very, very best: knowledgeable, hard working, patient, friendly, professional,honest, and they are just all-around good people to spend the day in the woods with. I’ve fished and hunted with guides from the Gulf of Mexico to the Big timber of Manitoba, Canada and bbd is right up there at the top of the list. If you are looking for a giant Whitetail for your wall, look no further than bbd!
I’ve been hunting with Corbin and Caleb for years and I’ve killed my three biggest bucks with them along with several other nice bucks. They go out of their way to put you in the best position to be able to kill a mature buck. I will continue to hunt with them as long as I am able. They have become part of my extended family and I really can’t wait to get up there this year. We have such a good time along with the great hunting its something I look forward to every time I have a successful draw.
Tony Christina, New Orleans, Louisana
Overall amazing experience! From the lodging to the number of mature whitetails, not only is Iowa the place to harvest trophy whitetails, BBD Outfitters is the outfitter you need to use to do it! I will be back!
If your looking for a awesome hunt with great people give big buck down outfitters a call you will not be disappointed.
I hunted the late season hunt with BBD outfitters in 2020. This place has some very awesome hunting leases. The late season hunt was slow at times and the big bucks just didn’t show up during shooting light this year with the warm temperatures that we had during are hunt. Had a opportunity on the last night, but didn’t connect, high winds and deer wouldn’t cooperate and give me a broadside shot, and sunlight was going fast, took a shot and the bullet drifted off. But I’ll be coming back with these guys again next year if I draw, this a top notch place. Rooms and food were awesome. Thanks again for the memories.
Scott Balvitsch – North Dakota – Late Muzzleloader 2020
I was fortunate to have drawn a unit 6 archery tag in Iowa in 2019 and was even more fortunate to find Big Buck Down Outfitters to hunt with. I have been on numerous guided hunts and I can say without a doubt the experience I had with these guys was at the very top. In my opinion, an outfitter should be measured on the things they can control and these guys have it figured out. They have more leases they can hunt, their equipment was exceptional (I sat in brand new stands each sit), the lodge was very comfortable and practical (I could unload my gear to their “locker room” area 15 ft from where I parked), and the food was plentiful and tasty (I’m not sure there is anything better than a juicy steak after a long day on the stand – thanks DB!). And these guys know how to hunt. Each stand was set up exactly as I would have hung them. They use onX Hunt maps to mark stand locations and entry paths to best use the wind. Most importantly they continued to tweak stand locations when I was there and all of them were out scouting every morning. As long as they keep letting me back I will be a repeat customer. These are great people running a great operation.
Chris Moen. Roseville, MN. Archery 2019
2019 Late Season Muzzle loader hunt with BBD outfitters, Jan 3rd through Jan 10th 2020. AWESOME !! What an amazing hunt. My wife had drawn a muzzle loader tag and I sat with her every day. We loved it. Due to the full moon we hunted afternoons only. We saw large trophy bucks every single day. I mean multiple very large bucks every day. The Second day we saw a massive 10 point. The third day an 8 point that we estimated at 150 plus. I advised her to shoot the 10 point and again to shoot the 8 point. She wanted to wait. She said, I am having so much fun that I don’t want to shoot until the last day. She passed on a buck every day until the last day. The weather changed. We had wind at over 30 miles per hour and torrential rain. The last day was the only day she did not see a large buck. When dark arrived, I said I am sorry baby that you waited and did not get your buck today. She said with a serious tone, I am not sorry. I had the time of my life and cannot wait to get back. Her opinion, now I have seen the place and next time I will not wait quite so long. I have hunted in many states across our country and I saw more trophy bucks in one week than I have ever seen anywhere in my life. This is an amazing place with fantastic accommodations and unbelievable food. I would recommend BBD Outfitters of IOWA to anyone serious about BIG trophy bucks and a great hunt. Oh yes, Reed Whiting, Corbin and Caleb Millard (the owners) are awesome.
Tom and Mary Anne Jefferies – South Carolina – Late Muzzleloader 2020
I hunted with BBD outfitters at the end of November and early December of 2019. This was later bowhunting season. The experience was first class every step of the way. The lodge accommodations were fantastic. The hunting land that we hunted with BBD was phenomenal. Caleb and Corbin were awesome guides, and put us in great spots. They worked extremely hard to put us on big deer, and they did. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone who wants to have a great hunt in Iowa. I will definitely be going back to BBD the next time I draw in Iowa.
Mike Undem, Walker, MN – Archery 2019
Very impressed with this operation, the properties I hunted on, and their knowledge of the inventory of bucks on them, was top-notch, I will be back
David Maxwell – Michigan bowhunter 2019
If you are interested in a quality hunt for quality Iowa bucks, BBD could be your answer. They are a family run operation that does not over-hunt their farms.
Dave Niesen, New Jersey