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Feb 21 - Wildlife rules listening session locations

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting public meetings on February 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., to listen to the public’s thoughts on the hunting and trapping regulations for this fall.

+ Wildlife rules listening session locations

Extra nonresident turkey tags now on sale

We invite you to come to Iowa for spring turkey hunting! Excess nonresident spring turkey tags are on sale now. 

Check availability before going online to purchase. Zone map information and season dates can be found in the nonresident turkey application guide. If you applied for a spring turkey tag, check out this year's results on the DNR's nonresident hunting page.

You can also visit our special nonresident hunting page for complete regulations, maps and other important information to help you be successful when hunting in Iowa. Please note, licenses are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis until quotas are filled, and a nonresident hunting license and habitat fee are required to hunt in Iowa along with the turkey tag.

Limited Quantities: Less than 20 tags left for the following zones and seasons (as of this posting, 2/12/2018):

Zone 5, Season 1
Zone 5, Season 4
Zone 8, Season 1
Zone 8, Season 3


Muzzleloader Insider:
Hunters who choose to purchase a muzzleloader tag for turkey can still hunt in any of Iowa's closed zone/season combinations. Currently, 140 muzzleloader tags are available and hunters can select their zone and season of choice at check-out.

Get the most out of your license by starting early this spring. We hope you enjoy hunting in Iowa!

General Hunting Calendar

Regulations and other information
+ Hunting, Trapping & Migratory Game Bird Regs
+ Hunting and Fishing License Combos
+ Establishing Residency in the State of Iowa
+ Hunting Licensed Hunting Preserves in Iowa
+ Iowa's Occasional Wildlife Visitors
+ Organized Dog Trial Applications
Looking for Public Hunting Areas?
click for the interactive hunting atlas
Also, check out public hunting and wildlife management area maps for additional hunting areas.