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Iowa Deer Seasons

Hunting Regulations booklet


2016-2017 Deer Hunting Seasons

Disabled (Requires Permit)
Sept 17 - Oct 2  

Archery, Early Split
Oct 1 – Dec 2  

Archery, Late Split  
Dec 19 - Jan 10, 2017

Late Muzzleloader
Dec 19 - Jan 10, 2017    

Shotgun, Season 1  
Dec 3 - Dec 7  

Shotgun, Season 2
Dec 10 - Dec 18  

Nonresident
Holiday Season  Dec 24 - Jan 2  

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Hunters are required to report their deer harvest online or by calling 1-800-771-4692

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Hunting Applications

For the Special Nonresident Deer License Application (Severely Disabled), Crossbow for Deer & Turkey Hunting License Application, Motor Vehicle Use Permit for Nonambulatory Persons Application and others, please visit our listing found on our Hunting Licenses & Laws, Special License Applications page.