J&S was created in the late 1980’s when Steve Shoop had an idea that had never been tried in the Midwest. He was the first outfitter in the entire Midwest, and the first to sell whitetail deer hunts at any sports show across the United States.
Today that idea has caught on. In fact, most all of our area outfitters were either friends of Steve or were trained by Steve to work as a guide for J&S. You can safely say that Steve started it all.
We maintain roughly 5000 acres in Iowa and 5000 acres in Missouri. We both lease and own some of the very best deer hunting ground you’ll find anywhere. To make it even better, we farm our land as well and manipulate the crops for best hunting results possible. It works! It’s important that the outfitter you choose is also the farmer of the land.