Accurately reporting the harvest is an important part of Iowa’s deer management program and plays a vital role in managing deer populations and future hunting opportunities.
Hunters Waiting to Buy Deer Licenses
Nearly 13,200 first shotgun season deer licenses have been sold, which means around 45,000 hunters will be standing in line between now and Dec. 7. An estimated 40,000 second shotgun season licenses will be sold by Dec. 14.
If hunters know which season they are going to hunt, they can avoid the lines by getting the license early and avoiding the last minute rush.