Updates for Nonresidents

  • Nonresident Turkey Tags available
    If you have not purchased a nonresident turkey tag for Spring 2016, check out our available quota.
  • 2016 Nonresident deer application period set.
    The 2016 application period will run from May 7th, 2016 to June 5th, 2016. Preference points can only be purchased during the application period.
  • Check your preference point status.
    Check the number of preference points on your record by logging into the online hunting license system. Be sure to click "View Application Status”
  • 2015 Nonresident Deer Drawing Results (statistics) are posted below.
  • The 2015 Harvest Report for deer can now be seen online
Nonresident Hunting Information


Deer Photo Nonresident Deer Hunting
Nonresident Deer Application Guide
(Season Dates/Info, Application Dates, License Fee and Requirements, Application Instructions, Group Info, Landowner Info, Zones, etc…)

Drawing Statistics (Updated with 2015 drawing results)
Nonresident Landowner Application / Affidavit
Nonresident Deer Hunting - Zone Map
Application for Eligibility for a Non-Resident Severely Disabled Deer Hunting License (Form #542-0416)
Report Your Harvest - Deer
Left Over Quota Licenses



  Wild Turkey Photo  

Nonresident Turkey Hunting
Nonresident Turkey Application Guide
(Season Dates/Info, Application Dates, License Fee and Requirements, Application Instructions, Group Info, Landowner Info, Zones, etc…)

Nonresident Landowner Application / Affidavit
Nonresident Turkey Hunting - Zone Map
Report Your Harvest - Turkey
Left Over Quota Licenses







Deer Hunting Information |Turkey Hunting Information |Trapping & Fur Harvesting
Goose & Duck Hunting |Pheasant & Small Game

Find specific hunting related regulation information and the Iowa Hunting and Trapping Regulations

Contact Us:
Please use our online contact form or call us direct at 515-725-8200.

You can also follow the Iowa DNR on Facebook and Twitter.

2016-17 Deer Seasons

     - Requires Permit
Sept 17 - Oct 2
Archery, Early Split Oct 1 – Dec 2 
Archery, Late Split Dec 19 - Jan 10  
Late Muzzleloader Dec 19 - Jan 10  
Shotgun, Season 1 Dec 3 - Dec 7 
Shotgun, Season 2 Dec 10 - Dec 18
Holiday Season
Dec 24 - Jan 2

Buy your Hunting License Online

Hunting Regulations booklet

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

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Where to Hunt?

Check out the Iowa DNR's Hunting Atlas, an interactive map showing all public hunting lands.

Also, check out public hunting and wildlife management area maps for additional hunting areas.

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.