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Iowa

Hunting

Licenses & Fees

RESIDENT HUNTING

  • Hunting 16 years old and older - $22.00
  • Habitat Fee (Age 16-64) - $15.00
  • Hunting & Habitat Fee Combo - $35.00
  • Hunting 3-Year with Habitat Fee - $101.00
  • Migratory Game Bird Fee - $11.50
  • Federal Duck Stamp - $28.50
  • Apprentice (includes hunting & habitat) - $35.00
  • Furharvester Age 16 & Older - $26.00
  • Furharvester Under 16 - $7.50
  • Hunting, Fishing, Habitat Fee Combo - $55.00
  • Hunting Preserve - $7.00
  • Lifetime Hunting (Age 65 & older) - $61.50
  • Lifetime Furharvester (Age 65 & Older) - $61.50

DEER & TURKEY LICENSES

Paid Deer Licenses

  • General Deer - $33.00
  • Anterless-only, First License - $28.50
  • Anterless-only Second & All Others - $15.00

Paid Wild Turkey - $28.50

Landowner-Tenant - Farm Unit Only

  • General Deer - $2.00
  • Antlerless-only - $2.00
  • Reduced Fee - $22.00
  • Antlerless-only - $15.00
  • Wild Turkey - $1.00

NONRESIDENT HUNTING

Nonresident licenses for 2022 are on sale Jan. 1, 2022. 2021 nonresident licenses expire Jan. 10, 2022.

  • Hunting 18 years & older - $131.00
  • Hunting 16 - 18 years old - $32.00
  • *Hunting 5-day 18 years & older - $77.00
  • Habitat Fee - $15.00
  • Hunting & Habitat Fee Combo 18 & Older - $144.00
  • Migratory Game Bird Fee - $11.50
  • Federal Duck Stamp - $28.50
  • *Apprentice (includes hunting & habitat) - $144.00
  • Furharvester & Habitat Fee Combo - $247.00

*May not be used for deer or turkey hunting.

THE FOLLOWING DO NOT NEED A HUNTING LICENSE AND/OR PAY CERTAIN FEES:

1a) Residents and nonresidents under 16 years old who hunt under the direct supervision of their properly licensed parent, guardian, or other competent adult with the consent of the parent or guardian do not need a Hunting License or pay the Habitat or Migratory Game Bird fee. One properly licensed adult must accompany each unlicensed hunter under 16 years old.

1b) Residents 12 to 15 years old may hunt without adult supervision, but must have a Hunting License and must have passed a hunter education course.

Persons exempted under 1a) or 1b) must have a Deer & Turkey Hunting License to hunt deer & turkey

2) Military personnel that qualify as a resident of Iowa, that are on active duty with the armed forces of the United States, and are on authorized leave from a duty station outside of Iowa, do not need a Hunting License, Deer License, Wild Turkey License, or pay the Habitat Fee. They must possess a Federal Migratory Waterfowl Stamp and pay the Iowa Migratory Game Bird Fee to hunt migratory game birds. They must carry their leave papers on their person while hunting and a copy of their current earnings statement showing a tax deduction for Iowa income taxes for the previous year. They may claim residency in lieu of their earnings statement by being registered to vote in Iowa. If a deer or wild turkey is taken, a conservation officer must be contacted immediately to obtain a transportation tag for the animal. They are allowed only one turkey and one deer per calendar year.

3) Persons with a dog entered in a licensed field trial may participate in the event and train their dog on the same area where the field trial will be held during the 24-hour period immediately preceding the trial.