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2016 Iowa deer harvest tops 100,000

2016 Iowa deer harvest tops 100,000

  • 2/28/2017 1:49:00 PM
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Deer hunters reported harvesting 101,397 deer during the 2016 Iowa deer hunting season, which is about 3,000 fewer than were reported in 2015, but nearly identical to the 2014 harvest.
Register your harvest

Register your harvest

  • 11/22/2016 2:59:00 PM
  • View Count 2644
Your deer is down, tagged and on its way to the truck. Your harvest is not complete, though, until you register it; online, over the phone or at a license vendor.
Iowa’s archery deer hunting season opens October 1

Iowa’s archery deer hunting season opens October 1

  • 9/27/2016 2:12:00 PM
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The days are getting shorter, nights are getting cooler and treestands are being moved into place. For bow hunters, the long wait is nearly over. Iowa’s archery deer season begins Oct. 1.
Iowa Pheasant Harvest Highest Since 2009, Quail Highest Since 2007

Iowa Pheasant Harvest Highest Since 2009, Quail Highest Since 2007

  • 6/8/2016 9:58:00 AM
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Iowa’s estimated pheasant harvest continues its climb and for the fifth year in a row has been higher than the previous year. In 2015, more than 56,000 hunters harvested nearly 270,000 rooster pheasants in Iowa, which is an increased harvest of 24 percent over 2014 and the highest pheasant harvest since 2009.
2016 Spring Turkey Harvest Tops 12,000

2016 Spring Turkey Harvest Tops 12,000

  • 5/31/2016 1:04:00 PM
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Turkey hunters reported harvesting nearly 12,200 Iowa birds this spring, which is highest harvest total since hunters were required to report their harvest in 2007.
Deer Harvest Running Ahead of Previous Years

Deer Harvest Running Ahead of Previous Years

  • 11/24/2015 8:14:00 AM
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Hunters have reported harvesting more than 27,300 deer so far into the 2015 season, which is nearly 4,000 more than was reported in 2013 and 2014 over the same time period.
Register Your Harvest

Register Your Harvest

  • 11/17/2015 11:15:00 AM
  • View Count 2389
Your deer is down, tagged and on its way to the truck. Your harvest is not complete, though, until you register it; online, over the phone or at a license vendor.