Iowa Hunting Seasons Set for 2011-12

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Waterfowl seasons will be set during the Aug. 11 meeting of the DNR's Natural Resource Commission. The following Iowa hunting seasons have been approved.

  • Mourning Dove (including Eurasian Collared Dove), Sept. 1-Nov. 9
  • Cottontail Rabbit, Sept. 3-Feb. 28, 2012
  • Squirrel (fox and gray), Sept. 3-Jan. 31, 2012
  • Ruffed Grouse, Oct. 1-Jan. 31, 2012
  • Pigeon, Oct. 1-March 31, 2012
  • Gray Partridge, Oct. 8-Jan. 31, 2012
  • Crow, Oct. 15-Nov. 30 and Jan. 14-March 31, 2012
  • Youth Rooster Pheasant, Oct. 22-23
  • Rooster Pheasant, Oct. 29-Jan. 10, 2012
  • Bobwhite Quail, Oct. 29-Jan. 31, 201
  • Raccoon and Opossum, Nov. 5-Jan.31, 2012
  • Fox (red and gray), Nov. 5-Jan. 31, 2012
  • Bobcat, Nov. 5 until the quota of 350 fills [includes total from trapping]
  • Turkey Archery-only, Oct. 1-Dec. 2 and Dec. 19-Jan. 10, 2012
  • Turkey Gun/Bow, Oct. 10-Dec. 2
  • Groundhog, continuous open season
  • Coyote, continuous open season

Iowa Deer Hunting Seasons

  • Youth Deer, Sept. 17-Oct. 2
  • Disabled Hunter, Sept. 17-Oct.2
  • Archery, Oct. 1-Dec. 2 and Dec. 19-Jan. 10, 2012
  • Early Muzzleloader, Oct. 15-23
  • November Antlerless, Nov. 25-27
  • Shotgun Season 1, Dec. 3-7
  • Shotgun Season 2, Dec. 10-18
  • Late Muzzleloader, Dec. 19-Jan. 10, 2012
  • Nonresident Holiday, Dec. 24-Jan. 2, 2012
  • January Antlerless, Jan. 11-29, 2012

The following Iowa trapping seasons have been approved.

  • Raccoon, Muskrat, Fox (red and gray), Coyote, Badger, Mink, Weasel, Opossum and
  • Striped Skunk, Nov. 5-Jan. 31, 201
  • Beaver, Nov. 5-April 15, 2012
  • Otter, Nov. 5 until quota of 650 fills
  • Bobcat, Nov. 5 until quota of 350 fills [includes total from hunting

Comments

deerhunter30's picture

It is very nice to see this

It is very nice to see this so early. Even though deer hunting runs the same every year there is so much more hunting to do and I can not seem to remember them all.

Usually I don't come across this until hunting starts. But now I don't have to worry about. Glad I joined Big Game Hunter this year. Learned and heard lots of cool stuff.

Thanks Big Game Hunter.