Guest post by Michael Hunsucker, host of Heartland Bowhunter.
This past summer I received an email from the Iowa DNR informing me that I had been selected for an Iowa Governor’s tag. After drawing a Zone 3 tag last year and having a very tough hunt, I was excited to get a second chance at an Iowa whitetail.
Whitetail Properties’ Jason Smith and Chad Freeberg were kind enough to invite Shawn and I back up for an attempt at a little redemption. Lucky for us, they had just listed one of the most sought-after properties in Western Iowa and we were getting to hunt it. After almost a full week of scouting, hunting, hanging stands, moving stands, close calls, ups and downs – we had pretty much had it. On the last morning of the hunt we had a nice coyote stroll by and I didn’t hesitate to release a little frustration. Little did I know we would have a stud of an Iowa buck come cruising by a mere 30 minutes after shooting the coyote! The rest is history! I cannot thank everyone enough for all the help…this was a total group effort. Shawn, Jason, Chad, Scott, Troy, and especially Doc, for allowing us to hunt this property.