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2015 - 16
Nonresident Deer Seasons

Tentative Dates
Disabled, Requires Permit Sept 19- Oct 4
Archery, Early Split Oct 1 – Dec 4
Archery, Late Split Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2015
Late Muzzleloader Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2015
Shotgun, Season 1 Dec 5 - Dec 9
Shotgun, Season 2 Dec 12 - Dec 20
January Antlerless only Closed for 2015

Buy Your License Online

- Buy your Hunting/Fishing License
- Landowner Tenant Registration
- Check your Preference Points
- Check your Application Status
... All in one easy online system!

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New Updates for Nonresidents:
  • Applications for nonresident deer seasons will be taken from May 2nd until June 7th 2015. You may order online at www.iowadnr.gov or through the ELSI telephone ordering system at 1-800-367-1188. Applications may be purchased 24 hours a day 7 days a week until the 7th. Those applications will go on sale beginning at 6 A.M.CDT on the 2nd. Please see the Nonresident Deer Application Guide below. 
  • Hunters who choose not to apply for a 2015 nonresident deer license are eligible to purchase a preference point to increase their odds in future drawings. Preference points are $50 each, plus administrative fees. Points are only sold during the May 2-June 7 application period and the limit is one point per hunter per year.
  • Excess deer tags go on sale starting at 6 a.m. CDT July 25th. The excess tag availability can be found at https://jc.activeoutdoorsolutions.com/Iowadnr/app/mainQuota.do      
  • Hunters may determine their deer drawing status by clicking on buy your license online. All in one easy online system! Please do not call the DNR.  Your drawing results will not be provided over the phone.

2015 Deer Information

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

Check out the Iowa DNR's Hunting Atlas, an interactive map showing all public hunting lands. Also, check out public hunting and wildlife management area maps for additional hunting 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 (Updated with 2014 drawing results)
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

Deer Hunting Information |Turkey Hunting Information |Trapping & Fur Harvesting
Goose & Duck Hunting |Pheasant & Small Game

Find specific hunting related regulation information and the Iowa Hunting and Trapping Regulations

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