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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's Youth Deer Season Begins September 17

Iowa's Youth Deer Season Begins September 17

  • 9/6/2016 1:27:00 PM
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The Iowa deer hunting tradition will be passed on to about 10,000 youths who are participating in the youth deer hunting season, which opens on Sept. 17. This season provides an opportunity to teach deer hunting, wildlife behavior, and safe hunting practices to resident youths while they are under the watchful eye of a licensed adult. 
Iowa's Deer Seasons Approved for Public Comment

Iowa's Deer Seasons Approved for Public Comment

  • 4/19/2016 7:49:00 AM
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Iowa’s proposed 2016-17 deer hunting seasons were approved for public comment Thursday by the Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The proposal included a status quo county antlerless license quota and maintained the buck only restriction for select counties in northwest Iowa during early muzzleloader season and first shotgun season.
Remaining Hunting Seasons Starting to Close

Remaining Hunting Seasons Starting to Close

  • 12/29/2015 7:54:00 AM
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Iowa’s pheasant, late muzzleloader and archery deer, and archery fall turkey seasons close on Jan. 10. Furbearer seasons, squirrel, quail, partridge and grouse remain open until Jan. 31.
Late Muzzleloader Deer Season Open Through Jan 10, 2016

Late Muzzleloader Deer Season Open Through Jan 10, 2016

  • 12/22/2015 6:23:00 AM
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The final stretch for hunters to pursue Iowa’s world class deer began Monday with the start of the late muzzleloader season and the re-opening of the popular archery season. Both seasons close Jan. 10.
Don't Wait Till the Last Minute to Purchase Second Shotgun Deer Season Licenses

Don't Wait Till the Last Minute to Purchase Second Shotgun Deer Season Licenses

  • 12/8/2015 7:56:00 AM
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Second shotgun deer season could see a few more hunters than usual this year. The combination of warmer than usual temperatures during the first shotgun season and the Iowa Hawkeyes playing in the Big Ten championship football game kept many first season hunters out of the timber.
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.
Sight in Guns Before Deer Season Begins

Sight in Guns Before Deer Season Begins

  • 11/17/2015 11:30:00 AM
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Hunters have the opportunity to get reacquainted with their gun before deer season begins at 11 Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ shooting ranges across the state.
Hunters Use Popular Program to Donate Deer Meat to Food Bank of Iowa

Hunters Use Popular Program to Donate Deer Meat to Food Bank of Iowa

  • 11/17/2015 11:25:00 AM
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Have an extra deer at the end of the hunt? Maybe you bought an extra tag, to hunt longer? Consider donating to Iowa’s HUSH program. HUSH (Help Us Stop Hunger) works with 81 participating lockers to provide high quality meat to needy Iowans, through the Food Bank of Iowa.
Register Your Harvest

Register Your Harvest

  • 11/17/2015 11:15:00 AM
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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 2015 Shotgun Deer Season Preview

Iowa's 2015 Shotgun Deer Season Preview

  • 11/17/2015 11:12:00 AM
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Iowa’s shotgun deer season is still a few weeks away leaving time for hunters to contact landowners, sight in shotguns and tend to all the details before getting out and enjoying Iowa’s outdoors with friends and family.
Early Muzzleloader Deer Season Begins October 17

Early Muzzleloader Deer Season Begins October 17

  • 10/13/2015 10:26:00 AM
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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.
Tips and Tricks for Avoiding and Removing Ticks

Tips and Tricks for Avoiding and Removing Ticks

  • 7/9/2015 11:19:00 AM
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Not everybody likes bugs and spiders, but even fewer people like a parasite. But don’t let these little critters keep you from enjoying the outdoors this summer. With some preventative actions, you can help keep ticks at bay.
Cool Things You Should Know About Deer

Cool Things You Should Know About Deer

  • 1/9/2015 5:56:00 AM
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Even though the white-tailed deer is one of Iowa’s most well-known critters, here are some cool facts you may not know about deer.
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