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Resident Deer Seasons

Tentative Dates
Youth Sept 19 - Oct 4
Disabled (Requires Permit) Sept 19 - Oct 4
Early Muzzleloader Oct 17 - 25
Archery, Early Split Oct 1 – Dec 4
Archery, Late Split Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2016
Late Muzzleloader Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2016
Shotgun, Season 1 Dec 5 - Dec 9
Shotgun, Season 2 Dec 12 - Dec 20
January Antlerless only Closed for 2015

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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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