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Seasons Begin Closing January 10

Iowa’s 2017 hunting season begin closing in January.
 

Small Game
Pheasant: Jan. 10
Quail, gray partridge, ruffed grouse and squirrel: Jan. 31
Cottontail rabbit: Feb. 28

Deer
Nonresident holiday season: Jan. 2
Late muzzleloader and archery: Jan. 10

Turkey
Archery: Jan. 10

Waterfowl: Duck seasons are closed in all zones.
North Zone - Dark Geese, including Canada geese, Brant and white-fronted geese: Jan. 1; Light Geese, including white and blue phase snow geese and Ross’ geese: Jan. 10.
South Zone - Dark Geese, including Canada geese, Brant and white-fronted geese: Jan. 15; Light Geese, including white and blue phase snow geese and Ross’ geese: Jan. 24.
Missouri River Zone - Dark Geese, including Canada geese, Brant and white-fronted geese: Jan. 15; Light Geese, including white and blue phase snow geese and Ross’ geese: Jan. 24.

Furbearer
Hunting and trapping - Raccoon, opossum, badger, striped skunk, fox, bobcat: Jan. 31
Trapping – Otter, mink, muskrat, weasel, coyote: Jan. 31

Hunting, trapping opportunities available through winter
Crow season opens Jan. 14 and closes on March 31
Special light goose conservation order for white and blue phase snow geese and Ross’ geese: Jan. 25-April 15.
Beaver trapping season closes April 15.
Coyote: Continuous open
Groundhog: Continuous open
Pigeon: Continuous open

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