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Last chance to hunt deer until fall

  • 1/11/2024 5:02:00 PM
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Iowa’s final deer seasons are now open - the Population Management January Antlerless Season and the Excess Tag January Antlerless Season. Both seasons run from Jan. 11-21, but there are differences between the two.

Population Management January Antlerless Season

  • Season is Jan. 11-21
  • Counties open are Allamakee, Appanoose, Decatur, Lucas, Monroe, Wayne and Winneshiek.
  • Hunters may use bows, muzzleloaders, handguns, shotguns, crossbows, or rifles .223 caliber to .500 caliber as a method of take.

Excess Tag January Antlerless Season

  • Season is Jan. 11-21
  • Counties open are Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Clarke, Clayton, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Fayette, Jefferson, Lee, Lucas, Madison, Monroe, Ringgold, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Wayne and Winneshiek.
  • Due to the compressed timeline, license sales will only be available over the counter, not online, until the quota is filled.
  • Hunters participating in the excess tag January antlerless season may only use rifles from .223 caliber to .500 caliber as a method of take.

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