Aaron worked so hard to make my hunt a great one. The weather was not helpful, but I saw a bunch of deer and had a great time.
I had the pleasure of hunting whitetail deer with Aaron Volkmar at Tails of the Hunt. I found Aaron and his staff to be most accommodating from the lodging, to the meals, to the comradery, and to the actual hunt. Aaron has researched his hunting leases and has placed his stands in strategic locations to assure his hunters of ample opportunity to obtain a B&C buck. I did see numerous bucks during my days afield but was looking for the “big boy” but that didn’t happen. However, Aaron truly went above and beyond his responsibility to me in placing me in stands which have been productive in the past – his effort was outstanding, the bucks didn’t cooperate.
Although I was not successful in obtaining a trophy buck, through the effort and diligence of Tails of the Hunt, this was a very successful trip for me. In fact, I have already booked my next hunt with Aaron and am already anticipating another wonderful opportunity to harvest a trophy whitetail. ~ December 2014
Having never hunted with an outfitter before, I really didn’t know what to expect. By the time it was over, I couldn’t wait to get back. Aaron and his staff treat you like family from the time you arrive. The food, accommodations, and hospitality were top notch. I had a great time sharing stories and spending time with people whom I share a common bond with – hunting big bucks. Thank you Aaron for not only a great hunt, but for memories that will last a very long time. ~ December 2014
I have been on many hunts and would rate Tails of The Hunt Outfitters at the top of the list. They were very knowledgeable and prepared with scouting reports. The accommodations and guides were great. My father told me when i was a boy that the kill is only part of the hunt. If you want a great whitetail hunting experience in Iowa, book with Tails of The Hunt. “You have been with the rest now hunt with the best.” It is truly the land of the giants. ~ November 17, 2014
The Tails of The Hunt Outfitter. Its a first class operation. The guide is very knowledgeable, they take care of you like family. The accommodations are first class. They take care of every little detail that you can think of. Thanks Aaron. Ed T. ~ November 12, 2014
Tails of The Hunt runs a first class operation. Aaron and his team pay attention to every detail of are hunt and fulfill any accommodations and or special request that you may need. The sets were FRESH and the animal plenty. You are treated as family/friends and not just a slot in the calendar. its easy to see why his outfitting camps see all the same faces. before they leave they book there next trip before they leave. ~ November 12, 2014
Tails of The Hunt – excellent outfitter, truly home of the giant whitetail. Lodge very comfortable, owner and guides first class. Food excellent! Give them a try! 1 1/2 hours in the stand scored a monster buck 300Ib plus, 7-8 year old mature deer. Tickled to death! Thank-you for a great hunt. ~ November 7, 2014
Aaron runs a great camp. I’ve been blessed to hunt across the country with some quality outfitters and Aaron would definitely be one of them on the top of the list. They’re going to put you on a farm that has quality deer and only hunt that deer when conditions are right. On my hunt I had a couple of great opportunities to harvest a mature deer, and had I not been self-filming I would have easily sealed the deal. While in camp one of the hunters was fortunate to kill a buck of a life time grossing in the mid 70’s and it was a great experience just sharing in his success. All in all it was one of my favorite hunts and I look forward to hunting at Tails of the Hunt again.
I had the pleasure of meeting and hunting with Aaron on an Iowa bow hunting trip couple years back. I found all aspects of operation at “Tails of the Hunt” to be first class, including lodging, food, and guides.
“I’ve had an opportunity to hunt with Aaron and his staff on two different occasions. Once for archery in Missouri and recently on a muzzleloader hunt in Southern Iowa. I’m in a wheelchair on a permanent basis. Did this deter Aaron from getting me to a stand that produces big bucks? Not at all. Aaron and his staff did whatever was necessary to accommodate me. Aaron will treat you as a friend instead of a client. Don’t let your disability, no matter what it is, stand in your way of having a great hunt. Aaron will make sure of that. Even though I didn’t bag a deer, I was put in various blinds throughout my hunts, I saw plenty of trophy bucks.
Another hunt is in my plans for the future and it will be with Tails of the Hunt Outfitters. I will bag my trophy buck!”
If you are looking for both an opportunity to take that buck of a lifetime but also want the complete experience then call Tails of the Hunt. From the food served to the farms hunted, no detail is overlooked and the staff will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. What I appreciate most about hunting with Aaron and his guides is that they are both knowledgeable and passionate hunters that truly care about your success and experience while in their care, true professionals. To put it best, my Dad and I hunted Missouri in the fall of 2013 and we booked our second hunt with Aaron before we had finished our first.
Tails of the hunt is truly an amazing place to hunt. I hunted fresh stands and had a great time. The people are great and so is the food. It’s a great atmosphere. Every hunter had a chance at a first class deer. They truly set the bar for family, friends, and the outdoors. I was in great company every visit. I personally would recommend Aaron and Jodi’s place to anyone. Good outfitters are hard to find, and you will be very pleased at Tails of the Hunt in Iowa and Missouri.
Let me begin by thanking Aaron and his staff for such an enjoyable experience that has left a life long impression that will never be forgotten. This was my first ever guided hunt and from the time I pulled in the driveway, to the time I left, everything was beyond my expectations. Aaron and his staff are very knowledgeable and treat you like a good friend rather than just a client. I saw more big deer there than I would have anywhere else. The accommodations were great. Pam can cook (yes, just as good as your momma). I truly can’t say enough about my stay with Tails of the Hunt, but, I am looking forward to and can’t wait to return next year and may more hunts after that. Thank you Aaron
I hunted with my good friend Aaron back in 2011. I’ve known him for several years but never had the time to make it out and hunt. I’m glad I finally made the time! I had the weather working against me, unseasonably warm and high winds for a November rut-hunt were keeping the does from moving. After four days of hunting dawn to dusk I got a bit discouraged but thankfully my expert host knew better, he told me a cold front was coming through that evening. Aaron put me in a new spot the next morning and sure enough I was passing bucks all day, finally taking a beautiful 150” buck in the last hour of my last day!
Thanks for telling me to stick it out Aaron!
My experience with Tails of the Hunt has been outstanding – from world-class big buck action to home-cooked meals (like mom makes), you will not find a better quality hunt for trophy whitetails. Aaron is not a farmer that offers hunts as a side business, he is a 100% outfitter that works year round on providing quality big game habitat, both for the deer and the hunter. Aaron is a lifelong Iowa resident that understands and lives around these majestic animals, not some out-of-state outfitter that has property in Iowa because that is where people want to hunt. If you don’t know the difference, then you haven’t hunted with Tails of the Hunt.
In the past 5 years I have been lucky enough to draw two Iowa deer tags. For both of my hunts I chose Tails of the Hunt. On those two hunts I killed a 182 inch mainframe 10 point with multiple kickers and a 151 inch 9 point. Deer like these don’t live under every tree in Iowa but Aaron has access to some of the best whitetail ground in the country. He and his guides make sure stands are set to optimize your success and safety. From the time you get to camp until the time you leave, you will be treated like family with comfortable accomadations and good food. If you are passionate about big whitetails then put in for your Iowa deer tag and trust Tails of the Hunt.
If you’re looking for an amazing hunting experience, Tails Of The Hunt can’t be beat. From the moment you walk in the door and meet Aaron and Jodi you feel as if you are part of the family. Aaron goes out of his way to make sure you are well taken care of and that you enjoy every second of your hunt.
Hunting is not always about taking a trophy animal, but about having a great experience and creating memories. If you don’t shoot a monster buck, though many do, you will leave Tails Of The Hunt with the memory of a lifetime.
I have been turkey hunting with outfitter Tails of the Hunt and its crew for the past two years. I have enjoyed every aspect of my experience. From the down home accommodations and food, to the other hunters in camp. It’s down right fun to be there. Aaron and his staff even found time to take me fishing at a local farm lake after I bagged a huge eastern gobbler that morning. I have enjoyed my experience so much with Tails of the Hunt, I have booked a trophy whitetail hunt with a muzzleloader this January. Wish me luck and call Aaron today!
Tails of the Hunt provided the makings for a very successful Spring 2014 Turkey Hunt. The properties we had access to had plenty of Toms. The guides were fantastic. The Morel Mushroom Hunting and Horseback riding were extra bonuses we were not expecting. We will be back again for Deer season.
I wanted to thank you both for one of the best hunts I have been on in a long time. I did not know what to expect when I arrived in Iowa. Aaron treated me more like a hunting buddy rather than a client. He is very knowledgeable and accommodating in every way. I saw a number of great deer and deer activity. The accommodations were great. Jodi’s cooking was excellent and we had a lot of laughs at night sitting around the lodge. The staff make you feel like family, always willing to help and their when you needed them. The best compliment I can pay is that I will be back this year and every year for the foreseeable future. I can’t think of a better place to hunt trophy white tail.
The knowledge of whitetails and hunting whitetails that Aaron and his team possess is far beyond anything I could imagine. They go the extra mile to put you on the deer! They go beyond being just a guide no matter if your a experienced hunter or its your first time, they treat you like a person wants to be treated as someone that matters not just a client, a true friend. Also Pam and Jodi are great cooks!! Could not be more privileged and blessed to meet such a great group of individuals. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you Tails of the hunt family!
I’ve been privileged to pursue turkeys in 20 states and Mexico, and I can say without reservation that Tails of the Hunt offers some of the best spring gobbler hunting available anywhere. Their Missouri and Iowa properties are loaded with heavyweight Eastern gobblers, and every day I’ve spent with them has offered great new adventures. Plus, the opportunity to hunt two great states in one day is too much to pass up. The lodge is lively and full of laughter, and you won’t go home hungry, either. I highly recommend that you contact them for a once-in-a-lifetime gobbler hunt.
I saw a ton of deer, huge bucks, and Aaron Volkmar payed attention to every detail of my hunt. What else can a hunter ask for?
With a vast knowledge of Iowa’s giant whitetails, Tails of the Hunt Outfitter, Aaron Volkmar, delivers a great hunting experience from early season archery to late season muzzleloading. As an accommodating outfitter, Aaron and his guides make you feel like you are more than just a client.
Having hunted in many places and with many people around the country, Tails of the Hunt Outfitters stands above the rest not only for the quality of the hunts they offer, but because of the people involved. Aaron runs a great operation and cares not only about running a good camp, but also about the people who are in his camp. The friendships that have evolved from hunting with Tails of the Hunt Outfittters will stay with me for many years to come.
If you are passionate about big whitetail deer, Tails of the Hunt Outfitters is the place that I would recommend.
This place has it all and most importantly you have a chance at a giant every time you sit in the stand. I can’t wait to get back up there this Fall.
Working for Realtree we get the opportunity to hunt all over the country. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better hunting experience than what Tails of the Hunt Outfitters has to offer. Great guides, great lodge and big Monster Bucks!!