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1License not required for residents under 16 if accompanied by a licensed adult (18 years or older). See page 10.
2Lifetime hunting license available to residents who qualify. Deer and Turkey licenses, Iowa Migratory Game Bird Fee and Federal Waterfowl Stamp must be purchased annually.
3License not required for qualifying resident and nonresident landowners or tenants or their juvenile children when hunting or trapping on their own land. See page 10.
4Unless under 16 years old.
5Required for hunting and trapping all furbearers, except coyote and groundhog, which may also be taken on a hunting license.
6Except residents under 16 or over 65. See wildlife habitat fee on page 9.
7Needed to hunt ducks, geese, gallinule, rails, snipe and woodcock.
8See pages 9 and 10.
9Hunting license and habitat fee required for all nonresidents hunting deer and turkey.
10Residents issued a disabled veteran lifetime hunting license are exempt from the habitat fee.
ISU/DNR Population Study
For more information about the status of Iowa's wildlife populations, interested persons may want to look into the Wildlife Bureau's Trends in Iowa Wildlife Populations and Harvest
For more information on occasional wildlife visitors to Iowa, go to www.iowadnr.gov/Education/IowasWildlife/OccasionalWildlifeVisitors.aspx.