Palo Outdoors logoYour hunting, fishing, bait & archery headquarters!!
We specialize in full service archery, new & used firearms and hunting & fishing accessories, and have the largest selection of live bait in Eastern Iowa. By Cedar Rapids, Pleasant Creek Rec Area, Cedar River. Also near Waterloo, Anamosa,  Iowa City.

Palo Outdoors is surrounded by thousands of acres of public hunting and fishing opportunities within five miles.


Palo Outdoors is located conveniently near some of eastern Iowa's best hunting and fishing destinations, including:

We are next to Cedar Rapids and near Waterloo, Iowa City and Anamosa. See a map of our location HERE.

We're also near to our customers needs. We share and understand the sports you love. We treat you like we would like to be treated.

Our History   What We Offer  
sports outfitters Palo Outdoors was established in April of 2009. Palo Outdoors recognized the need for an outdooor sporting goods store that catered to the needs of all the hunters & fisherman (women & children alike) in Palo and the surrounding area. sports equipment Palo Outdoors offers full service archery, including a 20yd. indoor archery lane with leagues forming regularly. Palo Outdoors has new & used firearms and hunting gear, also a full line of fishing equipment including rods, reels and a wide variety of tackle. If you need live bait we have Eastern Iowa's largest selection of Live Bait!
Our Principles   Our Commitment  
sports outfitters  
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Full selection of your immediate outdoor needs
  • Quality gear at competitive prices
  • Ability to order specialty items not on hand
  • A vast knowledge of a variety of outdoor adventures
sports store Palo Outdoors is commited to its outstanding customer service and small town values while servicing its surrounding area, including the big city of Cedar Rapids, IA.


Our Staff

mattMatt Schrantz - Manager

Matt's love of the outdoors and outdoor sporting goods continues to thrive today. Growing up knowing virtually only one thing, the good people - the outdoors and his love for his job.



KevinKevin Bjornsen

With over 40 years of hunting and fishing in his blood, Al knows what you need to make your outdoor adventures enjoyable. Kevin's free time consists of Hunting, Fishing and Archery.



Cedar Rapids staff MitchMitch Glantz

Mitch's passion for archery and the outdoors is second to none, his background stretches from Longbows to Muzzle loaders, He had worked in sporting goods industry for 9 years with a background in tuning, troubleshooting and string making. He has also attended the Mathews Academy this past spring.



CrowTrevor "Crow" Jenkins - Pro Staffer

Trevor is one of a kind, with his extensive knowledge of all fields.




RandyRandy Gardner - Pro Staffer

Born and raised in Iowa, Randy has been bow hunting for almost 30 years. His real passion is Bow hunting Iowa Whitetails but he has also taken Turkeys, Canada Moose, Russian Boar and many other animals with his bow.

Randy's biggest interest now is making sure his 13 year old son gets to enjoy the same opportunities to hunt as he has. He took his first deer at 7 years old - something Randy is very proud of.


LukeLuke Haugland - Pro Staffer

Luke grew up on Lake MacBride in Solon, Iowa where he first began ice fishing. After years of hard work he became a field tester for Custom Jig & Spins and other ice companies. Luke has traveled all over the Midwest and Canada in search of trophy fish through the ice. Luke strives to continually design baits and other products that allow other fisherman to catch more fish. He also is very concerned about teaching the next generation how to fish and the importance of selective harvest. Luke has appeared on television shows including Midwest Outdoors, and In-Depth Outdoors. Luke has written and been featured in articles which have been published in Midwest Outdoors Magazine,,,, and Luke is also sponsored by: Custom Jigs & Spins, MarCum, Strikemaster, Snosuit, B-Fish-N Tackle, Team Ardent, Thorne Bros, Team St. Croix, Otter outdoors, Ladredge Outdoors, Rose Creek.