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Help us Count Wild Turkeys this July and August!
Each summer the Iowa DNR asks for volunteers to participate in the July-August Wild Turkey Survey. It is a simple process: as you work and play in Iowa this July and August keep an eye out for wild turkeys. If you see one, determine if it is an adult female or adult male (males have beards on their breast), and whether there are young poults (baby turkeys). Count the number of young, make a note of the date and the county in which you saw the turkey(s) and then report your sighting to the Wildlife Bureau.
Proposed Waterfowl, Deer Regulations Approved for Public Comment
The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved proposed seasons and bag limits for waterfowl and resident deer hunting during its monthly meeting on May 14.
The proposals were developed after a statewide public meeting over the Iowa Communications Network on March 25 where the DNR asked participants what went well last fall, what didn’t, and what changes hunters and trappers would like to see for this fall.
The proposals will be available for formal comment from June 10-30. Persons who wish to convey their comments orally may contact the Wildlife Bureau at 515-725-8200 or visit the fourth floor of the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines during regular business hours. Please review the May 19th press release (Proposed Waterfowl, Deer Regulations Approved for Public Comment) for more information.
Check out the Iowa DNR's Hunting Atlas, an interactive map showing all public hunting lands.
Iowa's Occasional Wildlife Visitors
Populations of large mammals, once native to Iowa, have been gone from the Iowa landscape for 80 to 100 years. Learn more regarding wolves, bears, mountain lions and moose.