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Updates for Nonresidents

Leftover deer tags go on sale on July 29th at 6am. You can purchase via the online hunting license system or by calling 800-367-1188.

2017 Deer Results Available on Saturday, June 24th

The 2017 draw results for nonresident deer hunting will be posted Saturday, June 24th. Applicants can view their status by logging in to our online hunting license system. When logged in, choose View Application Status. Your status will be marked either 'awarded' or 'denied.'

Successful applicants will be mailed their licenses to the address listed on their Iowa DNR account. Applicants should receive their licenses no later than August 15th, 2017.

Unsuccessful applicants will receive a refund check in the mail to the address listed on their Iowa DNR account. Unsuccessful applicants will receive their refund check no later than August 31st, 2017.

2017 Nonresident Deer Drawing Results

Harvest Reporting: Deer & Turkey Harvest Report, 2016-2017.

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.

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Deer Hunting Seasons

Successful Hunters: Report your deer harvest online or by calling 1-800-771-4692

2017-18 Deer Seasons
Youth5 Sept 16 - Oct 1
Disabled
Hunter1
Sept 16 - Oct 1
Bow6 Oct 1 - Dec 1
Dec 18 - Jan 10
Early
Muzzleloader2,5
Oct 14 - 22
Late Muzzleloader Dec 18 - Jan 10
Shotgun 1 Dec 2 - 6
Shotgun 2 Dec 9 - 17
Nonresident Holiday
Antlerless-Only3,4
Dec 24 - Jan 2

1 Requires permit to acquire from DNR.
2 Purchase until quota (7,500 is reached)
3 Purchase until nonresident antlerless quota is reached.
4 Nonresident hunting information
5 Residents only.
6 Includes senior antlerless-only licenses.

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

Turkey Hunting Seasons

2017 Spring Turkey Seasons
Youth (Gun/Bow) Apr 8 - 16
Season 1 (Gun/Bow) Apr 17 - 20
Season 2 (Gun/Bow)
Apr 21 - 25
Season 3 (Gun/Bow)
Apr 26 - May 2
Season 4 (Gun/Bow)
May 3 - 21
Resident Archery Apr 17 - May 21

2017 Fall Turkey Seasons
Gun/Bow Oct 16 - Dec 1
Archery Only Oct 1 - Dec 1 ; Dec 18 - Jan 10