Deer Hunting in Iowa

The return of the white-tailed deer as a major game species in Iowa is a tribute to good landowner attitude and progressive management, research and enforcement programs. Likewise, responsibility for the future of deer in Iowa depends upon the cooperation of hunters and landowners, preservation of critical timber habitat, legislative support and continued professional management of the resource.

General Deer Information
A Review of Iowa's Deer Management Program


+ Iowa's Record Bucks
+ Help Us Stop Hunger (HUSH)
+ Drury Outdoors, Iowa DNR Roundtable (Videos)

2019-20 Hunting, Trapping and Migratory Game Bird Regulations

This is not a complete set of hunting, fishing and trapping laws but contains the information you are most likely to need to safely participate in these outdoor activities.

2019-20 Regulations, Hunting, Trapping and Migratory Game Bird, Full Book
Season Dates, Upland Game Hunting Regulations, Migratory Game Bird Seasons & Limits, Deer Hunting Regulations, Fall Turkey Regulations, Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations, Nonresident Spring Turkey Hunting Information, Sunrise-Sunset Table


Iowa DNR | Hunting, Deer

We work hard to keep our calendar current, but always refer to the hunting regulation booklet for official, legal season dates.