Deer Hunting

Private Land Self-Guided Hunting in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa

Choose From 165,000+ Acres Spread Across 76 Counties in 3 Top Producing Midwest States

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Who We Are

Mid-America Hunting Association is a self-guided private land hunter organization operating since 1965 in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Our approach is simple. One annual cost to hunt any Association lease during the season.  Pre-season scouting is allowed.  Every farm has been physically scouted and leased directly from the landowner.  Our average lease has been with the Association for 14 years.

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KANSAS counties with leased acres and nearest towns below.

Kansas deer tags are by draw with a high success ratio. The application period is during the month of April.

Association private leased land covers 9 management units; 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16 & 17.

All leased land is within grain farm country; mostly corn, soybean, wheat, milo and some sunflowers.

95,600 Kansas leased land acres in 36 Counties with over 450 deer hunting spots.

Each hunt is controlled by reservation to avoid overlap.

More about our Kansas deer hunting

MISSOURI counties with leased acres and nearest towns below. 

Missouri deer tags can be purchased over the counter and/or online.

Missouri has a 4 point one side deer restriction in many of our Missouri lease land counties. 

All counties, except the Ozark region are in grain farming county with corn, soybean and wheat.

60,500 Missouri leased land acres in 35 counties with over 400 Missouri deer hunting spots.

Each hunt is controlled by reservation to prevent overlap.

 

More about our Missouri deer hunting

IOWA counties with leased acres and nearest towns below.

Non-resident Iowa deer tags are by draw and the draw is competitive.

Iowa deer application period is during the month of May.

Iowa private land deer hunting is in south central Iowa. All in deer management Zone 4 and Zone 5. 

Iowa deer leases are predominately grain farming, mostly corn and soybeans.

Nearest towns to M.A.H.A. Iowa leases is Bedford, Mt. Ayr, Leon, Corydon, Red Oak, Osceola, Corydon, Leon, Red Oak.

9,500 Iowa leased land acres in 8 counties with 62 deer hunting spots.

Each hunt is controlled by reservation to prevent overlap.

More about our Iowa deer hunting

Deer Hunting Pressure

We currently have over 165,000 leased acres in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa spread across 79 counties. MAHA has a total of 1,036 deer hunting spots. The average deer spot is 160 acres m/l.  

During the 2019-2020 season we had a total of 385 deer hunters spread across 3 states for 3 seasons from September 15 to January 15.

If all 385 deer hunters hunted at the same time, that would average 429 acres per deer hunter. Not all of our land has a huntable deer population, but most of it does.

Below is a deer hunting pressure report for the past 2 seasons for gun, muzzleloader and archery with the number of counties, acreage and number of deer spots listed by each state. 

Members can hunt multiple states for multiple species, so those members will be counted numerous times.  

Trophy Restrictions

The Association does not have trophy restrictions.  The vast majority of our deer hunters are looking to harvest a four plus year old animal.  We encourage everyone to hunt the deer of their choice and believe the “Trophy” is in the eye of the beholder. Youth hunters may harvest any legal buck or doe. 

Doe Harvest

M.A.H.A. does not have any doe harvest requirements.  Our landowners encourage hunters to harvest a doe or two each season.