Hunters may purchase licenses for the three day November antlerless deer season Nov. 26, 27 and 28, in the 50 counties where antlerless licenses quotas remain unfilled. November antlerless licenses are only valid on private land where additional doe harvest is needed.
Hunters in the November antlerless season must wear blaze orange and party hunting is legal. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
Last year, 10,000 licenses were issued and hunters reported harvesting 2,980 deer. Portions of central, southern and west central Iowa along with Allamakee and Winneshiek counties would benefit most from additional doe harvest.
All deer taken must be reported using the harvest reporting system by midnight the day after the deer is recovered. Accurately reporting is an important part of Iowa's deer management program and plays a vital role in managing deer populations and future hunting opportunities. Hunters can report their deer on the DNR website www.iowadnr.gov , by calling the toll free reporting number 1-800-771-4692, or at any license vendor. For hunters with Internet access, online reporting is the easiest way to register your deer.