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Hunting Applications

For special Nonresident Deer license applications such as a Crossbow permit, application to hunt the Severely Disabled season or other related applications, please visit our listing found on our Hunting Licenses & Laws, Special License Applications page.

+ Pheasant Hunting Season Opens October 26

What you need to know before you go:

  • A hunting license and habitat fee is required to hunt pheasants.
  • Hunters must abide by the blaze orange law.
  • A pheasant foot, full feathered wing, or fully feathered head is required to be attached to transport a pheasant.  
  • Firearms must be cased and unloaded in a motor vehicle.
  • You must have permission to hunt on private property.
  • The daily bag limit for pheasants is 3 and the possession limit is 12.
  • Season dates are from October 26, 2019 to January 10, 2020.
  • Shooting hours are from 8:00AM to 4:30PM daily during the season 

For more information about small game and pheasant hunting including updated population roadside survey results, visit: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/Pheasant-Small-Game.


  • Purchase and view / print your licenses & permits
  • Submit harvest reports and check quotas
  • View and Manage Your Customer Account


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