More Than A Bait Shop - Veteran Owned, Veteran Friendly

We do administer Hunting and Fishing Licenses, we accept cash or check only for license fees!

Alternative Outdoors has been in business for over 17 years, conveniently located in Norwalk, IA, next to Norwalk Hardware. We are a family owned and operated taxidermist and full-service bait shop. More than a bait shop, we carry hunting, fishing, and trapping supplies during the season. Taxidermy services are also available. So if you’re looking for live, fresh, or frozen bait, supplies, and excellent customer service, you’re looking for Alternative Outdoors.

Call for additional discounts for salvaged animals parts.

Our Building

About

Our Building

Established in 2000. Alternative Outdoors is proud to serve our local area which includes Norwalk and Surrounding Communities, Indianola, Carlisle, Cumming, Winterset, Martensdale, Des Moines, and West Des Moines.

Professional Associations
  • Pheasants Forever Donor
  • Ducks Unlimited Donor
  • Delta Waterfowl Sponsored Donor
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
Certifications
  • State and Federally Licenses Taxidermy
  • Advanced Commercial Training Waterfowl
  • Advanced Professional Training Game Heads
  • General Taxidermy Training
  • 3x Blue Ribbon Winner in Waterfowl and Upland Birds
  • Best of Category for Upland Birds
  • Best First Time Entry in Upland Birds
Areas Served
  • Norwalk and Surrounding Communities
  • Indianola
  • Carlisle
  • Cumming
  • Winterset
  • Martensdale
  • Des Moines
  • West Des Moines

We do administer Hunting and Fishing Licenses, we accept cash or check only for license fees!

Alternative Outdoors has been in business for over 17 years, conveniently located in Norwalk, IA, next to Norwalk Hardware. We are a family owned and operated taxidermist and full-service bait shop. More than a bait shop, we carry hunting, fishing, and trapping supplies during the season. Taxidermy services are also available. So if you’re looking for live, fresh, or frozen bait, supplies, and excellent customer service, you’re looking for Alternative Outdoors.

Call for additional discounts for salvaged animals parts.

What We Do

Services

Our Building

We specialize in Game Heads, Whitetails, Upland Bird and Waterfowls, Bulk & Wholesale Bait, Big Discounts on Special Orders and Bulk Items, Closeout Deals and Promotions, Taxidermy Special: Kids 15 and under, Law Enforcement, EMS, Firefighters and Veterans with proof of I.D., and Apparel: Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Pants and Hat since 2000.

Services Available
  • Taxidermy: Game Heads, Birds, Life Size Mammals, Snakes, Squirrels, Fish, Upland Birds, Rugs, Waterfowl
  • Taxidermy Repairs
  • Domestic Beetle Skull Cleaning
  • Locally Outsource Hide Tanning
  • Novelty and Salvaged Taxidermy Art
  • Custom Base Work
  • DNR Licenses
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Trapping
  • Apparel: Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Pants and Hats
  • Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • Local Fisherman Made Products
Brands
  • McCoy Fishing Line
  • Woodys Pro Jigs
  • Schmitt Enterprises
  • Mayhem Baits
  • Gridwalk Savers
  • EZ-Catch Route Holders
Products Available
  • Hunting and Fishing Gifts
  • Bait and Tackle

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Personal Checks, Cash, Debit Cards, All Major Cards Accepted.

Testimonials

Testimonials

 

Contact Us

Alternative Outdoors
60 School St
Carlisle, IA 50047

Location Facts

  • Next To Norwalk Hardware

Hours

Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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