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Hunting in Iowa: 4 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for Adults

By    |   Monday, 26 Oct 2015 03:47 PM

People who plan on hunting in Iowa find it useful to check out the rules and regulations that apply to adults before obtaining a hunting permit. It is especially helpful for nonresidents to know what is expected of them in order to get all their ducks in a row before hitting the road.

Here are four things for adults to know before applying for a hunting permit in Iowa.

1. Hunting Licenses
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources website provides hunters a quick and easy way to register and purchase their hunting licenses online. It also provides hunters with valuable information on off-highway vehicle registration renewals, recreational privileges, and permits.

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2. Hunting Regulations
Those who wish to go hunting in Indiana find that reviewing the Iowa DNR Hunting Regulations to be very helpful. Everything a person wants to know about hunting in Iowa can be found on the DNR website, including information on hunting deer, turkey, dove, goose, duck, teal, pheasant, small game, trapping, and fur handling.

3. Hunter Safety Education
People who are born after Jan. 1, 1972 and are planning to go hunting in Iowa should also plan to take a hunter safety education course. Hunter education is a mandatory course that covers a wide range of skills that include water safety firearm/archery safety, basic survival and first aid skills, wildlife identification, outdoor ethics, individual safety, and many other skills that last a lifetime. People need to have a minimum of 10 class hours and must be at least 11 years of age or older, although the certificate is not valid until the minor reaches the age of 12. Iowa accepts hunter education certifications from other states.

4. Nonresident Hunting Application
Applications for deer tags are taken starting on the first Saturday in May and ending on the first Sunday in June. You must obtain a habitat stamp and a hunting license in order to apply for tags. A hunter safety certification must be on file and can be added to the account. People who wish to hunt in Iowa need to purchase these items in the following order; habitat stamp, hunting license, and deer tags for the season and zone desired.

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