Location: Monona, Iowa U.S. Midwest
Type of Hunt: Ranch Class B
Scenic View Ranch is located in beautiful North East Iowa. The Yellow River, the fastest running river in Iowa, flows right through the ranch and is stocked with 200,000 trout a year. Towering rock walls, caves, brush, woods & meadows is what makes this unique from all the rest. You will wear out your bacon hunting a wild hog.
No License Needed. Bring the weapon of your choice.
In 1994, I started raising elk. I bought some Manitoba cows and an own son of “Reed”. I also made several trips to Manitoba where I bought a great bull trapped in the wild off the Indian Reservation around Duck Mountain and Riding Mountains. Many of our elk cows and hunting hogs came from Peter Kalden in St. Martin, Manitoba. I wanted the best genetics for producing trophy antlers, big beams, and body weight. Just last year, we sold two 400+ bull elk. We were raising them for breeding stock and doing very well until the government closed the borders. So now, we fenced about 300 acres of the most beautiful land God created in NE Iowa for hunting.
We usually have a great selection of trophy rams, fallow bucks, bison, Red Deer and wild hogs. If you are looking for Whitetail, we have some awesome shooter bucks. Call for pricing and class size.
The friends I have made in this business are too numerous to thank. So to all of you, I thank you for your business, your trust and your friendship.
Our most popular hunt is the wild hogs. In the cold season our weekends get booked up fast. The Russians get a thick hair coat and look like bears. And they can run! The meat is excellent, especially the hams. If you are bow hunting, it is a good idea to carry a side arm for your protection. If you want a nice trophy to hang on the wall, this is your pig.
We have found that the pure Russians tend to have smaller litters and take longer to gain weight. We started breeding domestic hogs into part of our herd. We really like the Tamworth/Russian cross. The Tamworth is one of the oldest heritage breeds from Britain. They are good foragers and have big litters. Descended from early European wild hogs they are prized for their bacon.
The hogs are raised outside of the hunting preserve and the boars are castrated. They are confined, well taken care of and fed properly. They are released into the preserve the day of your hunt. It makes for the best hunt. The hogs will be on a steady trot. You will have to look for them because they won’t be lying underneath a feeder. Hogs in the wild are nocturnal, running at night, rooting up the ground and hiding during the day. Once we release the hogs, they must be hunted out of the preserve. We provide 2 way radios that are used to call for assistance, whether it’s for picking up your game or helping you find it.
Sorry, we do not hunt hogs with dogs. You will see plenty of whitetail deer though. And please, don’t shoot the Llama. Coyotes on the other hand … shoot ‘em.
We’re happy to answer your questions. Call or send us an email by filling out our Contact form below.
Mailing Address: Scenic View Ranch
409 Old Sixteen Road
Monona, Iowa – 52159