Iowa Hunting News

Iowa Turkey Season Opens April 14th
Winter wants to hang on, with snow flurries and morning temperatures in the 30s. There's no better evidence of spring, though, than Opening Day of Iowa's first turkey season.
Iowa DNR Spring Sale Set for May 10th
The Iowa DNR will hold a spring auction Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Cattle Barn on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The gates will open at 8 a.m. and the auction will begin around 9 a.m.
Iowa Hunters had Safe Hunting Season
Sometimes, a downward trend is a good thing. Iowa hunters have chalked up another year with no firearm related deaths and if the pace continues, are on track for perhaps the safest hunting decade on record.
Iowa Extended Season Adds to Doe Harvest
Despite poor weather during the shotgun season extension, hunters got out and shot more than 5,000 deer, of which more than 90 percent were antlerless. Of those antlerless deer, around 3,600 were does.
Additional Opportunity for Iowa Deer Hunters
An emergency rule that would offer additional deer hunting opportunities later in December was considered Thursday by the Natural Resources Commission.
Two Iowa Hunters Injured Over Weekend
Two deer hunters were injured in separate incidents in Osceola and Fayette Counties on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
Iowa DNR Corrects Springbrook Deer Hunt Info
The January 5 - 6 depredation deer hunt at Springbrook State Park, north of Guthrie Center, will allow hunters to use a variety of firearms, not just muzzleloaders, as stated in the 2007/08 Iowa Hunting and Trapping Regulations.
Iowa's November Rut has Begun
For archery deer hunters, the best 10 days of the season are at hand. The November rut has begun, and monster Iowa white-tails are on the prowl.
Iowa Urging Safety as Archery Season Approaches
State conservation officials are urging hunters to keep safety at the forefront during Iowa's ever-popular deer and fall turkey bow seasons.
Iowa Deer and Turkey Licenses Available
Iowa residents began buying their deer and turkey licenses for this fall hunting season on Aug. 15. Although most licenses are available through the end of the hunting season some will sell out quickly.