Deer Management Zones: Chronic Wasting Disease

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has established deer management zones in areas where wild deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Chronic wasting disease is spread through direct contact between deer, and through urine, blood, feces and saliva left on the landscape where it remains infectious for years. This disease is 100 percent fatal. Infected deer may not display symptoms. These deer management zones allow hunters additional opportunities to pursue deer while assisting the Iowa DNR with population management and the collection of valuable disease data. Each zone has its own antlerless licenses specific to the area, in addition to any existing county quota. Please refer to the 2021-2022 Deer Population Management Zone Hunts for additional information. Maps for each of these zones can be found below.

Hunters must still have permission to hunt any property within areas zones: purchasing a tag does not guarantee trespassing rights. Please respect private property.

These licenses are outside of the restriction of how many firearm seasons a hunter participates in, meaning that one resident of Iowa hunter can purchase DMZ licenses for Early Muzzleloader, Shotgun 1, Shotgun 2, and Late Muzzleloader season while still obtaining a Statewide Any Sex tag for a season of their choice. Licenses do not transfer between seasons and hunters must still follow all of the rules for the season they are hunting and location they are hunting. These licenses may be purchased for any regular hunting season: Youth/Disabled, Early Muzzleloader, Archery, Shotgun 1, Shotgun 2, and Late Muzzleloader. They must be used within the defined boundaries of the zone they are purchased for. CWD Zone tags may only be purchased at the specific vendor listed for each zone.

There are a few stipulations hunters agree to when purchasing these licenses:

  1. Licenses are good only in the zone, not county wide
  2. Hunters are asked to call the number on the zone map for sample collection.
  3. Successful hunters must check to see if a tissue sample is needed and provide one if requested.

Hunters with county specific or general deer licenses may hunt in these zones without the stipulations but are encouraged to provide tissue samples.


 

Zone #102 license: Hunters may purchase Allamakee Deer Management Zone licenses at Barry’s Minimart 563-586-2281,  Harpers One Stop 563-586-2557 or River N Ridge Outdoors 563-538-4188; or at the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines.
Zone map: Allamakee Deer Management Zone Map
DNR CWD Sampling: Successful hunters must call 563-379-5725 regarding tissue sample collection.

 

 

 

Zone license:

January 11 - 23, 2022

Hunter precertification required prior to license purchase. Call 563-379-5725 with inquiries.

Hunters may purchase Harpers Ferry CWD Incentive Zone licenses at Barry’s Minimart 563-586-2281, Harpers One Stop 563-586-2557 or River N Ridge Outdoors 563-538-4188

Zone map:

Harpers Ferry Deer Management Zone Map

DNR CWD Sampling - MANDATORY CHECK: Successful hunters must call 563-379-5725 to arrange for tissue sample collection.

 

 

 

Zone #106 license:

Hunters may purchase Fayette Deer Management Zone licenses at West Union Hardware 563-422-5646, the Fayette County Recorder 563-422-3687 or at the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines.

Zone map:

Fayette Deer Management Zone Map

DNR CWD Sampling: Successful hunters must call 319-213-2815 regarding tissue sample collection.

 

 

 

Zone #103 license:

Hunters may purchase Clayton Deer Management Zone licenses at GEAR Elkader 563-245-2521, the Clayton County Recorder 563-245-2710 or at the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines.

Zone map:

Clayton Deer Management Zone Map

DNR CWD Sampling: Successful hunters must call 563-929-6001 regarding tissue sample collection.

 

 

 

Zone license:

January 11-23, 2022

Hunter precertification required prior to license purchase. Call 563-929-6001 with inquiries.

Hunters may purchase Elkader CWD Incentive Zone licenses at GEAR Elkader 563-245-2521, West Union Hardware 563-422-5646 or the Clayton County Recorder 563-245-2710

Zone map:

Elkader Deer Management Zone Map

DNR CWD Sampling - MANDATORY CHECK: Successful hunters must call 563-929-6001 to arrange for tissue sample collection.

 

 

Zone #105 license: Hunters may purchase Dubuque/Jackson/Jones Deer Management Zone licenses at Bait Shack 563-582-9395, Tri State Outdoors, 563-582-8514, Silker's Store 563-876-5575, Kueter True Value 563-872-4459; or at the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines.
Zone map: Dubuque/Jackson/Jones Deer Management Zone Map
DNR CWD Sampling: Successful hunters must call 563-929-6001 regarding tissue sample collection.

 

Zone #108 license: Hunters may purchase Winneshiek Deer Management Zone licenses at the Winneshiek County Recorder 563-277-5292, Decorah Fisk Farm & Home 563-382-8822; or at the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines.
Zone map: Winneshiek Deer Management Zone Map
DNR CWD Sampling: Successful hunter must call 563-379-5725 regarding tissue sample collection.

 

Zone #104 license: Hunters may purchase Decatur Deer Management Zone licenses at Leon Hy-Vee 641-446-6132, Decatur County Recorder 641-446-4322 or at Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines.
Zone map: Decatur Deer Management Zone Map
DNR CWD Sampling: Successful hunters must call 515-975-8318 or email andrew.kellner@dnr.iowa.gov regarding tissue sample collection.

 

Zone #109 license: Hunters may purchase Woodbury Deer Management Zone licenses at Fleet Farm of Sioux City 712-454-7306, Scheels 712-252-1551, Dunham's Sports 712-274-8844, Woodbury County Southwood Conservation Area 712-889-2215, Little Sioux Park 712-372-4984, Woodbury County Recorder 712-279-6528, or at Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines
Zone map: Woodbury Deer Management Zone Map
DNR CWD Sampling: Successful hunters must call 712-420-2437 or email doug.chafa@iowa.dnr.gov regarding tissue sample collection. 

 

Zone #107 license: Hunters may purchase Wayne Deer Management Zone licenses locally at the Corydon Hy-Vee 641-872-1564, the Wayne County Recorder's Office 641-872-1676; or Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines.
Zone map: Wayne Deer Management Zone Map
DNR CWD Sampling: Successful hunters must call 641-203-2970 or email helga.offenburger@dnr.iowa.gov regarding tissue sample collection.

 

 

Zone license:

January 11-23, 2022

Hunter precertification required prior to license purchase. Call 641-203-2970 with inquiries.

Hunters may purchase Corydon CWD Incentive licenses at Corydon Hy-Vee 641-872-1564, or the Wayne County Recorder's Office, 641-872-1676

Zone map: Corydon CWD Incentive Zone Map
DNR CWD Sampling - MANDATORY CHECK: Successful hunters must call 641-203-2970 or email helga.offenburger@dnr.iowa.gov to arrange for tissue sample collection.