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2014-15 Deer Seasons Dates
Disabled, Requires Permit Sept 20- Oct 5
Archery, Early Split Oct 1 – Dec 5
Archery, Late Split Dec 22 - Jan 10, 2015
Late Muzzleloader Dec 22 - Jan 10, 2015
Shotgun, Season 1 Dec 6 - Dec 10
Shotgun, Season 2 Dec 13- Dec 21

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New Updates for Nonresidents:
  • The drawing results are in for the nonresident Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Licenses. Log in online to find if you were successful or not. Excess tags go on sale starting Saturday February 8th at 6 am CST.

  • Applications for the nonresident 2014 Deer Seasons will begin Sat May 3rd through Sun June 1st
    Deer Application Guide

  • The 2013 Deer Draw Statistics have been posted.




Deer Hunting Information | Turkey Hunting Information | Trapping & Fur Harvesting
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Find specific hunting related information for nonresidents, quota numbers, hunter & safety education links, regulation information, laws, license applications, where to hunt, current deer/turkey harvest information and harvest reporting information.




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


Upated information!  On March 14th, Governor Branstad signed house file 2067, unfilled youth tags may be used during any other wild turkey hunting season until the tag is filled or the seasons end, whichever comes first. This is in effect for the 2014 spring wild turkey seasons.




The 2014 spring auction will be held on May 10th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
2014 Spring Auction Item Listings





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Thank you for interest in the rich tradition of hunting in Iowa. Your license dollars go directly to the Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund that is used solely for the protection and enhancement of Iowa’s fish and wildlife. Your participation is an investment that improves the quality of hunting for you and for future generations. We welcome nonresident hunters and hope your experiences in Iowa are enjoyable and memorable.

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Hunting Licenses & Laws
(Hunting & Trapping Regulations, list of Recreational Licenses and Fees, Waterfowl Regulations)

Resident License Application Form
Information required to prove eligibility of Iowa Residency. (for former nonresidents)
Changing Your Residency Status FAQ


Hunting Licenses & Laws, Special License Applications
- Special Nonresident Deer License Application (Severely Disabled)
- Special Youth Deer License Application (Severely Disabled or Terminally Ill Youth)
- Crossbow for Deer & Turkey Hunting License Application
- Motor Vehicle Use Permit for Nonambulatory Persons Application
- And others...

Public Hunting and Wildlife Management Areas

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
Nonresident Landowner Application / Affidavit
Nonresident Deer Hunting - Zone Map
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

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