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2014 -15 Deer Seasons
Date
 License On-Sale Dates
Youth, Residents Only Sept 20 - Oct 5
 Aug 15 - End of Season
Disabled, Requires Permit
Sept 20 - Oct 5
 Aug 15 - End of Season
Archery, Early Split Oct 1 - Dec 5
 Aug 15 - End of Season
Archery, Late Split Dec 22 - Jan 10, 2015  Aug 15 - End of Season
Early Muzzleloader2, Residents Only
Oct 11 - 19
 Aug 15 - End of Season
Late Muzzleloader Dec 22 - Jan 10, 2015  Aug 15 - End of Season
Shotgun, Season 1 Dec 6 - 10
 Aug 15 - End of Season
Shotgun, Season 2 Dec 13 - 21
 Aug 15 - End of Season
January Antlerless Closed for 2014 Not applicable
Nonresident Holiday Season4, 5 Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2015  Dec 15 - End of Season
  2 Purchase until quota (7,500 is reached)
  4 Purchase until nonresident antlerless quota is reached
  5 See p.38 in the Hunting Regulations booklet for nonresident deer zone maps

Hunting Licenses & Laws
 - Hunting and Trapping Regulations, quick reference card, license list and fees, season dates, etc
 - Tips to Avoid Problems Getting a Deer License

Nonresident Hunting
 - Application information, zone maps, quota information, etc

License Applications
- Fur Dealers, Game Breeders, Taxidermy, for Veterans/Disabled Iowans/Senior Citizens

Places to Hunt & Shoot
- Wildlife Management Areas and Shooting Ranges

Deer & Turkey Harvest Report
- Information regarding numbers of deer/turkey harvested by county.

Left Over Quota Licenses
- Currently available options for general quota information will be listed in left side menu.

Hunter & Safety Education

- Hunter Education, lead information, mentored hunt programs


Additional Deer Hunting Information:
  • Successful deer hunters - please remember to report your deer via the Harvest Reporting System.
  • Internet sales of deer and turkey licenses will be suspended 10 days prior to the opening of the respective season (not including bow season).
A Review of Iowa's Deer Management Program

Drury Outdoors, Iowa DNR Roundtable

Drury Outdoors, Iowa DNR Roundtable
Mark and Terry with (www.druryoutdoors.com) sit down with the heads of the Iowa DNR and discuss whitetail hunting and Quality Deer Management.

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Drury Outdoors, Part 1 of 8: Intro, North American Model (13:54)
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Drury Outdoors, Part 2 of 8: Deer Management Program (13:09)
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Drury Outdoors, Part 3 of 8: Deer Management Program (14:07)
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Drury Outdoors, Part 4 of 8: Party Hunting (14:12)
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Drury Outdoors, Part 5 of 8: Party Hunting, Poaching (12:56)
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Drury Outdoors, Part 6 of 8: CWD, Baiting, Feeding (13:04)
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Drury Outdoors, Part 7 of 8: Baiting and Feeding (13:38)
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Drury Outdoors, Part 8 of 8: Quota for Non-Reident Deer (12:17)

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