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Hunting Applications

For special Nonresident Deer license applications such as a Crossbow permit, application to hunt the Severely Disabled season or other related applications, please visit our listing found on our Hunting Licenses & Laws, Special License Applications page.

2018 Draw Results Posted

If you applied for deer tags in Iowa this year, you can now look and see if you were successful in the drawing! Drawing results have been posted as of June 23. Use your online purchasing account to check your drawing status.

For those of you who were successful, congratulations! Successful applicants will be mailed their tags and licenses in July.

If you were unsuccessful, check out other 2018 deer hunting options in Iowa by viewing our available left over quota tags. Excess tags will go on sale at 6 a.m. CST on July 28. You can purchase an excess tag online or by calling 800-367-1188. Unsuccessful applicants will be automatically granted a preference point on their record and will be issued a refund check within the next 6-8 weeks.

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