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2018 Draw Results Posted

If you applied for deer tags in Iowa this year, you can now look and see if you were successful in the drawing! Drawing results have been posted as of June 23. Use your online purchasing account to check your drawing status.

For those of you who were successful, congratulations! Successful applicants will be mailed their tags and licenses in July.

If you were unsuccessful, check out other 2018 deer hunting options in Iowa by viewing our available left over quota tags. Excess tags will go on sale at 6 a.m. CST on July 28. Unsuccessful applicants will be automatically granted a preference point on their record and will be issued a refund check within the next 6-8 weeks.

For additional information, please visit iowadnr.gov/nonresidenthunting

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(Final Report: October 19, 2017)

Waterfowl Migration Report
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General Hunting Calendar

We work hard to keep our calendar current, but always refer to the hunting regulation booklet for official, legal season dates.



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+ Hunting, Trapping & Migratory Game Bird Regs
+ Hunting and Fishing License Combos
+ Establishing Residency in the State of Iowa
+ Hunting Licensed Hunting Preserves in Iowa
+ Iowa's Occasional Wildlife Visitors
+ Organized Dog Trial Applications