Quick and easy access to recreational privileges in Iowa, including hunting, fishing, and specialty licenses:
Purchase Your Licenses Online
Buy your Hunting and Fishing license online today! We offer multi-year packages and combos for whatever you need to stay licensed.
Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle.
Make your online reservation for state park cabins, camping sites and lodges.
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Hunting & Trapping Regulations
Report Your Harvest
Hunting Atlas is an interactive map that features more than 600,000 acres of public hunting land that is owned by the state, county or federal governments.
Report your deer harvest online or by calling 1-800-771-4692
Deer licenses are on sale from August 15th until the last day of the season.Shooting hours for all deer seasons are 1/2hr before sunrise to 1/2hr after sunset.
For more information:Hunting & Trapping Regulations
* Furharvesters must contact a
conservation officer within 7 days of taking an otter or bobcat to receive a CITES tag. Bobcat season is in southern and certain western counties. Only one bobcat and two otters are allowed per season per licensed furharvester, either hunted or trapped.
Report your turkey harvest online or by calling 1-800-771-4692
Dark geese include Canada geese, brant & white-fronted geese.Light geese include white & blue phase snow geese and Ross' geese.Doves include mourning & Eurasian collared.
Light Geese Conservation Order Statewide: Jan 28 - Apr 15 (additional regulations apply)
Special Sept Canada Goose Season
Canada Geese: Sept 3 - 11
(only in designated zones around Des Moines, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City and Cedar Falls/Waterloo)
Migratory Game Bird Regulations.