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Safety first, during the shotgun seasons

Safety first, during the shotgun seasons

  • 11/15/2022 11:42:00 AM
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The long wait is almost over. For an expected 100,000 deer hunters, the shotgun deer seasons are right around the corner and before they head to the timber, it’s important that everyone go through their gear to make sure everything still fits and still works and takes time to review their hunting safety plan.
Iowa’s pheasant opener was busy, with lots of hunter success

Iowa’s pheasant opener was busy, with lots of hunter success

  • 11/1/2022 1:43:00 PM
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Hunters are home, the dogs are resting and Iowa’s opening weekend of pheasant season is in the rearview mirror. Reports from across the state varied from excellent up north to good in central and southwest Iowa, with the consensus that hunting will continue to improve once all the corn is harvested.
Outdoor Notes

Outdoor Notes

  • 12/28/2021 1:15:00 PM
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Hunting seasons will begin closing in early January. Pheasant, archery turkey and deer seasons, and late muzzleloader deer season close on Jan. 10.
Waterfowl season dates corrected

Waterfowl season dates corrected

  • 8/31/2021 11:51:00 AM
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An error during a routine update of the Iowa Hunting Regulations mistakenly posted the 2020-21 waterfowl season dates to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website late last week. The issue has been corrected.
Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 4

Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 4

  • 8/31/2021 11:46:00 AM
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The good news for Iowa’s cottontail rabbit hunters is that Iowa has an abundant rabbit population, with the southern and east central part of the state seeing the best overall numbers. The better news for hunters is Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season begins Sept. 4 statewide.
Iowa’s teal hunting season begins Sept. 1

Iowa’s teal hunting season begins Sept. 1

  • 8/25/2020 1:37:00 PM
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Iowa’s 16-day statewide teal-only hunting season begins September 1 and all indicators are pointing towards hunters having a good year in Iowa.
Proposed waterfowl rules available for public comment

Proposed waterfowl rules available for public comment

  • 2/9/2020 2:48:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments on proposed waterfowl and coot hunting seasons and bag limits, which includes 2021-22 season dates, and the proposed restructuring of the hunting zones and seasons for 2021-2025.
Iowa’s youth turkey season begins April 5

Iowa’s youth turkey season begins April 5

  • 3/26/2019 1:20:00 PM
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Iowa’s youth only turkey hunting season begins April 5 for residents age 15 and younger at the time when they purchased their youth turkey license.
Squirrel season begins September 2

Squirrel season begins September 2

  • 8/22/2017 11:58:00 AM
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Squirrel hunters should expect to find an average to above average squirrel population over most of the state, with higher squirrel numbers in areas with quality oak and hickory trees. Squirrel season opens Sept. 2.