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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
NR Holiday Antlerless only Dec 24- Jan 2, 2015
January Antlerless only Closed for 2014

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New Updates for Nonresidents:

Quotas updated for nonresident antlerless tags. To comply with newly approved administrative rule changes, quotas for the nonresident antlerless only excess tags have been updated as of July 18, 2014. These new quotas can be found at https://jc.activeoutdoorsolutions.com/iowadnr/app/mainQuota.do. These would only be valid for either the shotgun one or the shotgun two season.

Excess tags go on sale starting July 26th at 6am CDT. The excess tag availability can be found at https://jc.activeoutdoorsolutions.com/iowadnr/app/mainQuota.do. There are two options for obtaining excess tags. For more information on tags available and the restrictions for them, go to our frequently asked questions.

Awarded tags for nonresidents are being sent out. If you have not received your tags by August 10th, please call our main office at 515-725-8200. Please note: If you applied online, you will need to log in to the licensing purchase site and print out your hunting license and habitat stamp.


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

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