Hunting in Iowa

Deer Hunting

Turkey Hunting

Trapping & Fur Harvesting

Pheasant Hunting

Migratory Game Birds

Spring Turkey Season - Nonresidents

Are you interested in coming 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 that 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.

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

Buy your Iowa hunting license

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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.

How can we help you prepare for your hunt?

+ Hunting and Trapping Regulations
+ Migratory Game Bird Regulations
+ 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
Public Comment - Feb 22

The Iowa DNR is hosting public meetings over the Iowa Communications Network on February 22 from 6 to 9 p.m., to listen to the public’s thoughts on the hunting and trapping regulations for this fall.
Wildlife Public Comment Meeting Locations

Hunting News

Turn In Poachers Hotline is 800-532-2020If you witness or hear of poaching activity call the TIP HOTLINE (800) 532-2020 or visit our site and report it immediately.

Seasons / Events
Open seasons will be shown here with beginning date noted.