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Iowa Hunting Seasons

The NWTF Hunt Guide is your complete source for turkey season dates, application deadlines and other related hunting information across North America. As you plan your upcoming season, be sure to use the agency Web addresses and phone numbers to contact the folks who can best confirm the dates and laws of the places you plan to hunt. They can help you make the most of your trip. Have a great season.

If you're looking to track down gobblers outside of your own state, get a complete list of hunt guide information here. Click here for a pdf version of the 2009 Fall Hunt Guide.

Members Only: If you are a NWTF member, click here for the members only hunt guide which has commentary from our regional wildlife biologists.

Dates:Gun: Oct. 12 - Dec. 4; Archery: Oct. 1 - Dec. 4 and Dec. 21 - Jan. 10
Hunter Ed.
Safety Req.:
Required if born after Jan. 1, 1972
Bag Limit:1 turkey per license
Legal Hours:Gun: half-hour before sunrise to sunset; Archery: half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset
Apply by:Point-of sale for residents (no application deadline, licenses available until fall quota fills, fall licenses go on sale Aug. 15). No nonresident fall turkey hunting is available in Iowa.
or (515) 281-5918
Poacher Hotline:(800) 532-2020