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Early Muzzleloader Deer Season Begins October 17

Iowa’s popular early muzzleloader deer season is an opportunity for hunters to pursue deer using muzzle loading rifles or pistols. The early muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 17-25.

Muzzleloader hunters should remember that well camouflaged bowhunters and others who enjoy the fall countryside will be sharing the woods with them. Hunting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset and muzzleloader hunters are required to wear blaze orange

All deer taken must be reported using the harvest reporting system by midnight the day after the deer is recovered.  Accurately reporting your kill is an important part of the deer management program in Iowa, playing a vital role in managing deer populations and future hunting opportunities.  Hunters can report their deer online, by calling 1-800-771-4692 or at any license vendor.  For hunters with Internet access, the online reporting of your harvest is the easiest way to register your deer.

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