Learn to Hunt

Learn to Hunt

Getting started hunting can be challenging and intimidating.  Don’t let this discourage you.  We can help you get started by providing the information and resources you will need to enjoy hunting safely and responsibly in the great Iowa Outdoors.


NEW Apprentice Hunting License
Interested in hunting but haven't had a chance to take hunter education?  Starting July 13, 2016 anyone 16 and older may purchase an apprentice hunting license without first completing hunter education.  The apprentice hunter must be accompanied and aided while hunting by a competent adult mentor who is properly licensed.  In other words, the mentor must maintain constant direction and control of the apprentice hunter and stay within a distance from the apprentice hunter that enables the mentor to give uninterrupted, unaided visual and auditory communications to the apprentice hunter. 


Get Your Apprentice License Online Here

Hunting Quail

Apprentice License

Hunting Pheasant

Apprentice License

Hunting Waterfowl

Apprentice License

+ The Benefits of Hunting
+ Hunter Education
+ Apprentice Hunting License (New for 2016)
+ Places to Hunt and Shoot
+ Mentored Hunt Opportunities
+ Finding a Mentor or Hunting Partner
+ Learn to Hunt Tips
+ Recommended Reading for Your Hunt
+ Basic Firearm Safety