Iowa January Antlerless Deer Licenses on Sale Soon

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Licenses for the January antlerless deer season may be purchased beginning Dec. 15 for select counties. The season is open to all hunters regardless of any other deer licenses they have obtained.

The season is open Jan. 11-29. Hunters may use shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders and bows, and center-fire rifles are also allowed in the southern two tiers of counties.
 
Hunters who are concerned about low deer numbers in the areas where they hunt should refrain from taking does in this season. Hunters should work with landowners to find areas where deer numbers are still higher than desired.

Licenses for the nonresident holiday season may also be purchased beginning Dec. 15. This season begins Dec. 24 and runs through Jan. 2. Hunters may use muzzleloaders, handguns or bows. Only antlerless deer may be taken.
 
These licenses may be purchased by nonresidents who did not obtain any other deer license this year as long as the nonresident antlerless quota for the county is not filled. This season is designed to allow nonresidents to come back and hunt with friends and family over the holidays.