Applications Available for Nonresident Deer Permits

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be accepting nonresident deer hunting applications from 6 a.m. May 1 through June 6. Applications are only accepted by calling the phone sales center at 1-800-367-1188 or by going on-line at and clicking on the Purchase License Here icon.

The nonresident deer license application and information is available on the Iowa DNR's website at There are 6,000 nonresident any deer licenses available that are divided among 10 zones and 2,500 nonresident antlerless deer only licenses.

If applicants outnumber the licenses available, a drawing will be held to award licenses. The DNR will post the names of the nonresidents who receive licenses after June 26. Drawing status will not be provided over the phone. Please do not call the DNR of the telephone ordering number to check on the drawing status.

Any licenses remaining will be sold on a first come, first served basis beginning on July 3 by calling the telephone ordering number or on the Iowa DNR's website.

The cost of a nonresident any deer license is $220.50. A nonresident antlerless deer only license costs $150.50. Hunters are required to purchase a hunting license and pay the habitat fee in addition to the deer license. A hunting license for nonresidents 18 years old and older is $80.50. A hunting license for nonresidents younger than 18 costs $30.50. The habitat fee is $8.50.

2004-2005 Nonresident Iowa Deer Hunting Season Dates

Regular Gun Season
Season 1: December 4 - 8, and Season 2: December 11 - 19, 2004

Bow Season
October 1 - December 3, and December 20 - January 10, 2005

Muzzleloader Season
December 20 - January 10, 2005

Nonresident Holiday Muzzleloader Antlerless-only
December 24 - January 2, 2005

Disabled Hunter Season
September 18 - October 3, 2004