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Whopping 207-inch Iowa Giant Arrowed On Ultimate Hang-and-Hunt

Brandon Johannes waited five years to draw an Iowa tag, and when he finally did, it was worth the wait!

Whopping 207-inch Iowa Giant Arrowed On Ultimate Hang-and-Hunt

A five-year wait and a three-hour hunt is all it took for Minnesota native Brandon Johannes to score big in Iowa on opening day of the Hawkeye State’s archery season.

Brandon booked a hunt with Nick Boley, owner of Windy Ridge Outfitters, in southeast Iowa prior to the start of season. Brandon drew a long-awaited nonresident archery tag (a five-year wait). Originally Brandon hadn’t planned on hunting Iowa until November. However, in July Nick began getting trail camera pictures of a rather unique and big buck.

“I didn’t know if the buck was a local buck from last year that exploded into a giant, or if he was a new one that moved in,” Nick says....

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