Tagging Requirements

Head and Antlers Attachment

The head and antlers, if any, must remain attached to the carcass until it is processed for consumption. This fundamental rule is applicable to all hunters, underscoring the importance of responsible handling of the harvested deer.

Youth, Disabled Hunter, Bow, Early Muzzleloader, and Late Muzzleloader Seasons

Hunters engaged in these specific seasons are obligated to personally shoot their own deer. It is imperative that hunters strictly adhere to this requirement during these designated hunting periods.

Shotgun Seasons Collaboration

In both shotgun seasons, hunters have the option to shoot deer for each other. However, this collaboration comes with a crucial condition — all tagging requirements must be meticulously followed. The deer will be considered in the possession of the hunter whose tag is affixed to it.

Deer Tagging Post-Purchase Prohibition

No person shall tag a deer with a tag that was purchased after the deer was taken. This rule emphasizes the necessity of obtaining and using tags in a timely manner to maintain the integrity of the hunting process.

License and Transportation Tag Restrictions

A hunter may not carry a deer license or transportation tag issued to another hunter while deer hunting. This rule ensures that each hunter is responsible for their own documentation during the hunting expedition, promoting accountability and regulatory compliance.

Paid Deer Licenses

General Deer Licenses

Resident hunters have the option to obtain General Deer Licenses, which are valid statewide in the season selected at the time of purchase. These licenses permit the taking of deer of either sex in all counties except those specifically listed as exceptions. Each hunter is allowed one General deer license for the Bow Season and another for either Early Muzzleloader, Late Muzzleloader, Shotgun Season 1, or Shotgun Season 2.

Exceptions:

  • Youth, Disabled Season hunters

For the Early Muzzleloader Season, there is a quota of 7,500 General deer licenses, available on a first-come, first-served basis until the quota is filled or until the last day of the Early Muzzleloader Season.

Paid Antlerless-only Licenses

Hunters can opt for Paid Antlerless-only Licenses, valid exclusively for taking antlerless deer (those with no forked antler). These licenses are restricted to the county and season or deer population management zone and season chosen at the time of purchase.

Quotas for Antlerless-only Licenses: Quotas are established for each county to guide the additional harvest of does to areas with the highest deer population. The quota represents the maximum number of Antlerless-only Licenses available for sale for each county across all deer seasons. These licenses are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until the quota is reached.

Bag & Possession Limit

Shotgun Season 1 and Shotgun Season 2

During these specific seasons, the daily bag and possession limit is set at one deer for each unfilled transportation tag issued to a hunter who is present in the party. This regulation ensures a controlled harvest and emphasizes individual responsibility within hunting parties.

Other Deer Seasons

For all other deer seasons, the daily bag and possession limit is one deer for each license and transportation tag issued to the hunter for that particular season. This rule aims to maintain a sustainable deer population and prevent overharvesting during various hunting periods.

Annual Possession Limit

The annual possession limit is standardized at one deer for each license and transportation tag obtained by the hunter across all seasons. This overarching limit encourages hunters to manage their harvest responsibly throughout the hunting year, contributing to the overall conservation efforts.

Helping Other Hunters

Resident and nonresident deer hunters holding a valid deer hunting license are permitted to hunt with and assist other deer hunters, but only within the season specified on their respective licenses. Party hunting is expressly allowed during the Shotgun 1 and Shotgun 2 seasons, fostering collaborative efforts among hunters.

Important Considerations:

  • Seasonal Restriction: Helping other hunters is restricted to the season specified on the individual's hunting license.
  • Party Hunting Exception: In Shotgun 1 and Shotgun 2 seasons, collaborative or party hunting is permissible, promoting a shared hunting experience.
  • Limitations on Private Property: It's crucial to note that helping does not extend to the retrieval of game on private property, emphasizing respect for landowners' rights and boundaries.
  • Valid Tag Requirement: Hunters must possess a valid tag for the specific county in which they are actively hunting, ensuring compliance with local regulations and contributing to responsible hunting practices.

Blood Tracking Wounded Deer with a Dog

Hunters with both a valid hunting license and a valid deer hunting license are authorized to use a dog for tracking and retrieving wounded deer. However, certain regulations govern this process to ensure ethical and responsible hunting practices.

Key Guidelines:

  • Maintaining Control: The person must retain physical control of the dog at all times during the search. This is achieved through a maximum 50-foot lead attached to the dog’s collar or harness.
  • Dispatching the Deer: If located, the person may dispatch the wounded deer using a legal method of take authorized by their deer hunting license. This approach is limited to the specific deer being tracked.
  • Method of Take Restrictions: The method of take used for dispatching the wounded deer should not be employed for hunting, wounding, or killing any other animal, except in self-defense.
  • Private Property Tracking: Utilizing a dog to track a wounded deer on private property is permissible at any hour, provided consent is obtained from the property owner.
  • Firearm and Archery Device Restrictions: If tracking outside of legal deer hunting hours, the person using a dog should not be in possession of a firearm or archery device, maintaining a focus on tracking without additional hunting activities.
  • Unarmed Dog Handler Exemption: An unarmed dog handler assisting in the recovery of a wounded deer is exempt from licensing requirements. This exemption is valid as long as the handler is accompanied by the licensed hunter who initially wounded the deer, ensuring a collaborative and responsible approach to tracking and recovery.

Blaze Orange Requirement

To engage in deer hunting with a firearm during any season, hunters are obligated to wear specific external, visible, solid blaze orange clothing. The following articles are acceptable: vest, jacket, coat, sweatshirt, sweater, shirt, or coveralls. It is important to note that an orange hat alone does not meet the required standard.

Additional Regulations:

  • Blaze Orange Marking for Deer Blinds:
    • During regular shotgun deer seasons, the use of blinds is permitted, but they must exhibit a solid blaze orange marking. This marking should cover a minimum of 144 square inches and be visible in all directions.
    • A blind, in this context, refers to a place of concealment constructed from man-made materials. It is used for the purpose of hiding a person who is hunting from sight. Notably, a naturally occurring landscape feature or an arrangement of natural or agricultural plant material that a hunter uses for concealment does not qualify as a blind.
  • Blaze Orange Requirement for Blind Users:
    • Hunters utilizing blinds must not only meet the specific blind marking criteria but also satisfy the general requirement of wearing blaze orange clothing. This dual regulation aims to enhance visibility and safety during hunting activities, particularly when using blinds.

Adhering to these blaze orange regulations is crucial for promoting safety and ensuring the visibility of hunters in the field.

Tree Stands Regulations

Prohibition of Permanent Tree Stands

Constructing permanent tree stands on state public hunting areas is strictly prohibited. Hunters are not allowed to establish fixed structures for elevated hunting purposes in these areas.

Avoiding Damage to Trees

It is prohibited to drive or employ any means to insert nails, spikes, pins, or any other metal object into a tree on state public hunting areas. This restriction applies to activities aimed at constructing blinds or facilitating hunting access to elevated locations above the ground.

Temporary Placement of Tree Stands

Hunters are permitted to leave tree stands on a state public hunting area within a specific timeframe. This duration extends from 7 days prior to the commencement of the deer hunting season until 7 days after the final day of that open season. This provision allows for temporary use while ensuring the responsible and regulated presence of tree stands during designated periods.

Prohibited Devices & Activities

General Prohibitions

Hunting deer involves adherence to strict regulations to maintain ethical and fair practices. The following devices and activities are strictly prohibited:

  • Dogs and Domestic Animals:

    • The use of dogs and domestic animals for deer hunting is strictly prohibited.
  • Bait:

    • The use of bait, defined as grain, fruit, vegetables, nuts, hay, salt, mineral blocks, or any other natural food materials, for attracting wildlife is prohibited. This also includes commercial products containing natural food materials or by-products of such materials.
    • Exclusion: Livestock feed placed during normal agricultural activities is not considered bait.
  • Radios:

    • The use of radios for hunting deer is prohibited.
  • Handguns, Rifles, and Crossbows:

    • The use of handguns, rifles, and crossbows for deer hunting is strictly prohibited.
  • Automobiles, Aircraft, and Drones:

    • The use of automobiles, aircraft, and drones as a means of hunting deer is prohibited.
  • Electronic Calls:

    • The use of electronic calls for deer hunting is strictly prohibited.
  • Mechanical Conveyance or Devices:

    • Any use of mechanical conveyance or devices for hunting deer is not allowed.

Non-Ambulatory Deer License

Persons meeting specific physical conditions are eligible for a non-ambulatory deer license, allowing hunting from a stationary motor-driven conveyance. Eligibility conditions include being paralyzed from the waist down, experiencing the loss or partial loss of both legs, or having any other physical affliction that makes walking impossible.

These regulations ensure fair and ethical hunting practices while accommodating individuals with specific physical challenges.

Shooting Firearms Over Water or Highway

General Prohibitions

  • Rifle Restrictions:

    • Shooting any rifle over or on public highways, waters of the state, or any railroad right-of-way is strictly prohibited.
  • Shotgun Restrictions:

    • Discharging a shotgun shooting a slug, pistol, or revolver over a public roadway is prohibited (refer to the diagram for specific details).

Deer Hunting Regulations

  • Highway Restrictions:

    • No person shall discharge a rifle, including a muzzleloading rifle or musket, or a handgun from a highway during deer hunting.
  • Slug Shooting Restrictions:

    • Discharging a shotgun shooting slugs from a highway is strictly prohibited north of U.S. Highway 30 during deer hunting.

These regulations aim to ensure the safety of both hunters and the general public by restricting the use of firearms in specific locations, particularly near roadways and bodies of water. Adhering to these guidelines is essential for responsible and lawful hunting practices.

Legal Method of Take

Archery

  • Permitted Bows:

    • Longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows shooting broadhead arrows are allowed for archery hunting.
  • Prohibited Attachments:

    • No explosive or chemical devices may be attached to the arrow or broadhead during archery hunting.
  • No Minimum Draw Weights or Broadhead Diameter:

    • There are no minimum draw weights specified for bows, and there is no minimum diameter requirement for broadheads.
  • Arrow Length Requirement:

    • Arrows must be at least 18 inches long for archery hunting.

Crossbows

  • General Prohibition:

    • Crossbows are generally not legal for hunting, except for physically handicapped individuals who may obtain a permit from the DNR.
  • Permit Application:

    • Physically handicapped individuals can obtain a permit for using a crossbow by applying through the DNR. Applications are available online at www.iowadnr.gov/hunting under "Licenses and Laws," then "License Applications." Alternatively, applicants can visit the DNR central office or any district offices or contact the DNR at 515-725-8200.
  • Special License for Residents 65 and Older:

    • Residents aged 65 and older may obtain one Antlerless-only statewide crossbow deer license.

Handgun Restrictions

  • Carrying Handguns:
    • Hunters under an archery tag are prohibited from carrying a handgun unless they have an unfilled transportation tag for a season that allows handguns or possess a valid permit to carry.

These regulations outline the legal methods of take for archery and crossbow hunting, promoting responsible and safe hunting practices while accommodating physically handicapped individuals.

Legal Method of Take

Archery

  • Permitted Bows:

    • Longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows shooting broadhead arrows are permitted for archery hunting.
  • Prohibited Attachments:

    • No explosive or chemical devices may be attached to the arrow or broadhead during archery hunting.
  • No Minimum Draw Weights or Broadhead Diameter:

    • There are no minimum draw weights specified for bows, and there is no minimum diameter requirement for broadheads.
  • Arrow Length Requirement:

    • Arrows must be at least 18 inches long for archery hunting.

Crossbows

  • General Prohibition:

    • Crossbows are generally not legal for hunting, except for physically handicapped individuals who may obtain a permit from the DNR.
  • Permit Application:

    • Physically handicapped individuals can obtain a permit for using a crossbow by applying through the DNR. Applications are available online at www.iowadnr.gov/hunting under "Licenses and Laws," then "License Applications." Alternatively, applicants can visit the DNR central office or any district offices or contact the DNR at 515-725-8200.
  • Special License for Residents 65 and Older:

    • Residents aged 65 and older may obtain one Antlerless-only statewide crossbow deer license.
  • Handgun Restrictions:

    • Hunters under an archery tag are prohibited from carrying a handgun unless they have an unfilled transportation tag for a season that allows handguns or possess a valid permit to carry.

Shotguns

  • Permitted Shotguns:
    • 10-, 12-, 16-, and 20-gauge shotguns shooting single slugs only.

Muzzleloaders

  • Permitted Muzzleloaders:
    • Only muzzleloading rifles, muskets, pistols, and revolvers between .44 and .775 of an inch shooting a single projectile.
    • Muzzleloaders equipped with electronic ignition are not allowed.
    • Inline and disk-type muzzleloaders are permitted.
    • Riflescopes may also be used.

Handguns

  • Legal Handguns:

    • Any pistol or revolver with a barrel length of at least four inches and firing straight wall or other centerfire ammunition propelling an expanding-type bullet with a maximum diameter between .350 and .500 of an inch.
    • Published or calculated muzzle energy of 500 foot pounds or higher.
  • Age Restrictions:

    • Individuals aged 20 or less may not hunt deer with a pistol or revolver unless accompanied and under direct supervision by a responsible person with a valid hunting license, at least 21 years of age, with the consent of a parent, guardian, or spouse who is also at least 21 years of age.

Rifles

  • Legal Rifles:
    • Rifles firing straight wall or other centerfire ammunition propelling an expanding-type bullet with a maximum diameter between .350 and .500 of an inch.

    • Published or calculated muzzle energy of 500 foot pounds or higher.

    • Partial List of Allowable Cartridges:

      • .35 Whelen
      • .350 Legend
      • .358 Winchester
      • .375 Winchester
      • .40 S&W
      • .44 Magnum
      • .444 Marlin
      • .45 Long Colt
      • .45 Raptor
      • .450 Bushmaster
      • .450 Marlin
      • .45-70 Govt
      • .460 S&W
      • .500 S&W

Crossbow

  • Late Muzzleloader Season:
    • A legal weapon for residents during the Late Muzzleloader season.
    • Crossbows consist of a bow mounted transversely on a stock or frame and designed to fire a bolt, arrow, or quarrel by the release of the bowstring, controlled by a mechanical trigger and working safety.
    • Crossbows equipped with pistol grips designed for one-handed firing are illegal for taking or attempting to take deer or turkey.
    • All projectiles used with a crossbow for deer hunting must be equipped with a broadhead.

Caring for Deer After Harvest

Timely Field Dressing

  • Swift Action:

    • Field-dress the deer within 30 minutes of harvest.
  • Special Attention:

    • Pay careful attention to removing the intestines, especially crucial when the temperature is above 45 degrees.

Hygiene and Cleanliness

  • Disposable Gloves:

    • Wear disposable gloves during the field-dressing process.
  • Clean Tools:

    • Utilize clean tools to ensure the meat remains uncontaminated.
  • Maintain Meat Cleanliness:

    • Keep the meat clean throughout the entire process.

Proper Containers

  • Use Suitable Bags and Containers:
    • ONLY use bags and containers explicitly designed for food storage; avoid using garbage bags.

Additional Resources

  • Guide for Proper Field Dressing:

Adhering to these practices ensures the proper care of deer after harvest, maintaining the quality of the meat and promoting responsible hunting practices.

Legal Method of Take by Season

Archery

  • Season:
    • Youth/Disabled
    • Early Muzzleloader
    • Late Muzzleloader
    • Shotgun 1
    • Shotgun 2
    • Nonresident Holiday Season
    • Pop Mgmt January Antlerless

Muzzleloader

  • Season:
    • Youth/Disabled
    • Early Muzzleloader
    • Late Muzzleloader
    • Shotgun 1
    • Shotgun 2
    • Nonresident Holiday Season
    • Pop Mgmt January Antlerless

Handgun

  • Season:

    • Youth/Disabled
    • Early Muzzleloader
    • Late Muzzleloader
    • Shotgun 1
    • Shotgun 2
    • Nonresident Holiday Season
    • Pop Mgmt January Antlerless

    Notes:

    • Youth hunters may only hunt with a handgun while under the direct supervision of a licensed adult who is at least 21 years old.
    • Muzzleloading pistols only.

Shotgun

  • Season:

    • Youth/Disabled
    • Early Muzzleloader
    • Late Muzzleloader
    • Shotgun 1
    • Shotgun 2
    • Nonresident Holiday Season
    • Pop Mgmt January Antlerless

    Notes:

    • Resident hunters only.
    • See further details above.

Crossbow

  • Season:

    • Youth/Disabled
    • Early Muzzleloader
    • Late Muzzleloader
    • Shotgun 1
    • Shotgun 2
    • Nonresident Holiday Season
    • Pop Mgmt January Antlerless

    Notes:

    • Antlerless Senior (65 years old and older) Statewide Crossbow License during the bow season only.
    • Cannot carry a handgun while hunting with a bow tag, unless the hunter has an unfilled transportation tag for a season that allows handguns or a valid permit to carry.

Rifle

  • Season:

    • Youth/Disabled
    • Early Muzzleloader
    • Late Muzzleloader
    • Shotgun 1
    • Shotgun 2
    • Nonresident Holiday Season
    • Pop Mgmt January Antlerless

    Notes:

    • Resident hunters only.
    • See further details above.

Additional Information

  • Pop Mgmt January Antlerless:
    • Available if licenses are available.
    • Excess Tag January Anterless available.

Game Transportation Guidelines in CWD Areas

DNR Regulations: Carcass Importation

In adherence to stringent Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulations, the transportation of whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose, or caribou into the state from regions with identified Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is strictly prohibited. This prohibition extends to both wild, free-ranging animals and those hunted on preserves.

CWD Endemic Regions

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been identified in free-ranging populations across multiple states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Additionally, captive facilities in various states and provinces, such as Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, have reported cases of CWD. This disease has also been detected in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Quebec, Canada.

To comply with regulations, if hunting in a CWD endemic area, only the boned-out meat, skin (cape), and antlers may be transported back. Antlers may be attached solely to a clean skull plate devoid of all brain and connective tissue. Animals harvested outside identified CWD areas may be transported in any legal manner.

It is essential for hunters to exercise caution and adopt preventive measures:

  1. Avoid shooting visibly sick or emaciated deer.
  2. Utilize latex or rubber gloves during field dressing to reduce disease transmission risks.
  3. Bone out the meat from the animal.
  4. Minimize handling and refrain from consuming the brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen, tonsils, and lymph nodes.
  5. Thoroughly wash hands and instruments after completing field dressing.
  6. Ensure thorough cooking of all meat or meat products until juices run clear.

Any dead deer showing signs of emaciation or presenting unnatural lesions or growths on internal organs or the chest cavity should be promptly reported to a DNR wildlife biologist or conservation officer.

Iowa Resident Deer License Options 2022-2023 Season

General Deer License Selection

  1. First General Deer License:

    • Valid statewide with a maximum limit of one per hunter.
    • No quota, except for Early Muzzleloader. Choose one license from any box below.
  2. Second General Deer License:

    • Also valid statewide with a maximum limit of one per hunter.
    • No quota, except for Early Muzzleloader. Select one license from the same row as the first General Deer License.

Antlerless-Only Licenses

  • Note: A General Deer License for Early Muzzleloader season must be purchased before the Early Muzzleloader Antlerless-only License.

    • Before Sept. 15:
      • Maximum 1 antlerless-only license.
    • Beginning Sept. 15:
      • No limit until quotas fill.
      • Select from the same horizontal row as your General Deer License selection.
      • Valid in one county; county quotas apply.

Bonus Deer Hunts

Youth Deer Season

  • Iowa residents under 16 years old on the license day are eligible.
    • Under direct supervision of an adult mentor with a valid Hunting License.
    • Clothing and method of take follow regular deer season regulations.

Unfilled Youth Tag

  • Youth hunters with an unused Youth Deer License may carry it to any following deer season.
    • Party hunting not allowed.
    • Deer must be harvested by the youth named on the tag.

Severely Disabled Deer License

  • Issued to severely disabled Iowa residents for Youth Season with various weapon options.
    • Eligible for other deer hunting licenses.

Non-Ambulatory Deer License

  • For non-ambulatory Iowa residents, valid during any established deer hunting season.
    • Allows the use of the method of take for that season.
    • Eligible for other deer hunting licenses.

Crossbow License for Seniors

  • Available for resident hunters aged 65 and older.
    • Allows hunting deer with a crossbow during bow season.
    • Can be obtained in addition to any other deer license.

Population Management January Antlerless-Only Season

  • Conditionally reinstated in specific counties if unsold county antlerless-deer-only licenses exceed 100 by the third Monday in December.
    • Allowed weapons include shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders, bows, crossbows, and center-fire rifles .223 caliber and larger.

Excess Tag January Antlerless-Only Season

  • Available in all counties with unsold county antlerless tags on Jan. 10.
    • Centerfire rifles .223 caliber to .500 caliber with a muzzle energy of 500 foot pounds or higher allowed.

Landowners Tenant Deer Licenses

  • Landowners, tenants, and eligible family members can register for Landowner-Tenant Licenses (LOT).
    • Maximum of four licenses per farm unit, divided among qualifying family members.
    • LOT General Deer Licenses valid for taking a deer of either sex during the selected season.

LOT Youth Deer Licenses

  • Youth age 18 or younger, residing with eligible landowner or tenant family, may obtain LOT Youth License.
    • Counts as the one LOT General Deer License for the family for all deer seasons.

LOT Antlerless-Only Licenses

  • Valid for taking an antlerless deer during the selected season.
    • Up to three available per farm unit for landowners, tenants, and eligible family members.

Mandatory Harvest Reporting for Deer and Wild Turkey

  • Harvest must be reported to the DNR by midnight on the day after tagging or before processing.
    • Five reporting options available, including online, phone, license vendor, text, and the Go Iowa Outdoors app.

Tagging Requirements

Transportation Tag

  • Must be visibly attached within 15 minutes of locating the deer or before moving the carcass.
    • Different attachment methods for antlerless and antlered deer.
    • Proof of possession until processing, with the head and antlers remaining attached.

Harvest Report Tag

  • Must be attached to the leg after reporting and before the reporting deadline.
    • Contains a confirmation number issued by the Harvest Reporting System.

Tips on Tagging/Reporting Deer and Turkeys

  1. Remove the Transportation Tag and attach it to the deer or turkey.
  2. Follow instructions on the Harvest Report Tag to report the animal.
  3. Keep both tags attached until processing for consumption.

Game Carcass Disposal

Disposal Guidelines

  • Lawfully taken game carcasses and waste can be disposed of with residential waste.
  • Solid waste haulers may impose restrictions on size or weight.
  • Dumping in public areas is strictly prohibited and subject to littering laws.

Iowa Deer Exchange

Connecting Hunters and Needy Individuals

  • The Iowa Deer Exchange is a free online database facilitating connections between hunters willing to provide venison and those in need.
  • Donors are required to report the harvest and must ensure proper care for the deer.
  • Selling venison is illegal in Iowa, emphasizing the altruistic nature of the exchange.

HUSH Program

Providing Meals for Those in Need

  • The HUSH program enables hunters to donate legally taken, field-dressed deer to contribute meals for individuals in need.
  • Participating lockers, where donations can be made, are listed online.
  • Approximately 3,700 deer were donated last year through the program, providing an impressive 620,000 meals.

Properly Caring for Deer

Meat Preservation Responsibilities

  • Hunters bear the responsibility of preventing meat spoilage in harvested deer.
  • Detailed instructions for proper field dressing and cooling are essential to maintain meat quality.
  • Arrangements with lockers or recipients should be made in advance before dropping off the deer, ensuring a seamless and effective contribution to programs like HUSH and the Iowa Deer Exchange.

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