(Feature photo courtesy of Don Poggensee Photography)
(Akron) — This weekend marks the opening of pheasant hunting season in Iowa, and a hunting preserve and lodge in northwest Iowa is expecting to see a good number of hunters. The “Hole in the Wall” is located in Plymouth County near Akron, and according to Joe Cain, the manager of the private hunting facility he says COVID-19 may have an impact on the number of corporate hunting parties, but reservations by individuals and family members have picked up this year.
The Hole in the Wall hunting facility covers more than 1500 acres of grassland and cropland with waterways to provide for ideal hunting conditions. Cain says he raises pheasants and releases them in the private hunting preserve. He says the pheasant population numbers are good at the Hole in the Wall, and should provide a lot of fun for hunters.
Cain says the weekend snow cover should not deter hunters from hunting, and in fact, he says it adds to even more excitement when tracking the birds.
The hunting preserve official says the early harvest should make for excellent hunting conditions.
Cain says The Hole In The Wall follows the same rules and regulations as are implemented through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The private hunting official says he has noticed a bit more interest from younger generations now becoming interested in pheasant hunting.