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Last Updated: 1/5/2015

Hunter Education
By providing hunter education to the public, the DNR will help ensure the safety of hunters throughout our state and continue to promote ethics and fair chase, hunter responsibility and landowner relations. Safety, recruitment, and retention of hunters is key to the long tradition of hunting in Iowa's GREAT Outdoors!

To learn more about the different ways you can take Hunter Education in Iowa visit:

To search for an upcoming course in your area or to register for a course visit:

Annual Reports

2013 Hunter Education and Shooting Sports Program Annual Report

Purchase a Duplicate Hunter Education Certificate Online
Have you purchased an Iowa hunting license before but have lost your Hunter Education Certificate?  You are in luck!  Purchase a duplicate Hunter Education Certificate Online now by clicking the link below:
Purchase Duplicate Hunter Education Certificate

Don't have internet access?  You can also visit any one of our ELSI vendors (anywhere that sells hunting or fishing licenses) in Iowa and purchase a duplicate Hunter Education Certificate.

If you have not purchased a hunting license before and need to obtain a duplicate certificate contact DNR Customer Service at 515-725-8200.  Office hours are Monday - Friday - 8:00AM - 4:30PM.

Annual Hunting Incident Recaps
2000 Iowa Hunter Ed Program Hunting Incident Recap
2001 Iowa Hunter Ed Program Hunting Incident Recap
2002 Iowa Hunter Ed Program Hunting Incident Recap
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2007 Iowa Hunter Ed Program Hunting Incident Recap
2008 Iowa Hunter Ed Program Hunting Incident Recap

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Key Hunter Education Related Links
Bowhunter Education
The bowhunter program is designed to teach bowhunters safe and ethical hunting techniques and to install responsible attitudes toward people, wildlife and the environment. Learn more about Tree stand safety and urban bow hunting.

Get the Lead Out
Find out more about lead and how it can be toxic to animals at very low levels of exposure - and what you can do to help keep lead out of our ecosystem.

Hunter Education Instructors
Since the inception, the Hunter Education Program has been primarily taught by volunteer instructors. Its purpose is to provide a quality program of instruction and training in hunter safety education for the young hunter in Iowa.

Pheasant Mentored Hunt Program
One of the greatest and most rewarding events hosted by Pheasants Forever chapters across the state and nation are youth pheasant hunts.

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