Fat Racks was started in 2013 by 4 friends who wanted to provide an affordable, good quality, fair chase hunt for big deer. With 8 seasons under our belt now, improvements are being made weekly, and more bigger bucks are harvested each year. In Iowa last season we were able to give our hunters about a 80% shot opportunity at a 140'' mature buck or bigger. We hope to keep this up for next season as well!
Everyone involved with our Outfit has many years experience in providing a quality guided hunt. Located in Southern Iowa, and northern Missouri. We strictly manage over 5,000 acres of mature buck property. Our property already consists of established food plots and many great stand locations. Honestly we have more shooter bucks then we have hunters to shoot them. (Not a bad problem to have).
To ensure that our property has minimal hunting pressure, we will only be taking a limited number of hunters each season. To be sure we have optimal results, we prefer to leave our land vacant until the week of Halloween, when the rut begins. We feel that this will provide our clients with an action packed hunt of a lifetime!!
We at Fat Racks Outfitters have a 140'' minimum, or a mature buck rule. With a $1000 trophy fee (don't like to call it a fine) for an immature buck that gross scores less than 140''. We consider a 4 1/2 year old buck mature.
While staying at Fat Racks Outfitters, hunters will experience all the comforts of home!
Our rustic, yet cozy lodging features plenty of giant mounted bucks on the wall to admire, allowing hunters to compare and boast about the ones they had seen that day.
We provide home cooked meals provided by Marcie Price and she does an amazing job! In fact most of the compliments that we receive that don't involve hunting are on how great the food is.
Once our hunters have tagged out, there's still plenty of entertainment available. Meeting new friends, hunters can enjoy looking at new trail camera photos with the guide, helping to track your buddies buck, seeing what Centerville has to offer, or just relaxing if you desire.
Every hardcore whitetail hunter knows that southern Iowa is as good as it gets when it comes to trophy bucks!
Iowa has mastered the recipe for growing monster bucks, as the State does not offer a gun season during the rut and they strictly limit the number of non-resident tags that are sold each year. Combine these management tactics with the fertile farm land, rich with minerals, nutrients, and plenty of protein, and you are sure to see and harvest bucks of a lifetime!
Even big names like Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, and Don and Kandi Kisky call this area their home. Our Iowa property spans from the outer area of Centerville, north and west into Monroe County.
We also offer a limited number of bow and rifle hunts in Putnam county Missouri. Missouri tags are available to be purchased over the counter. The State of Missouri has adopted a 4-point antler restriction on one side, which has been in place for several years. The size of the deer harvested are significantly larger now, because of this.