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Iowa

Hunting

Migratory Game Bird Seasons

2021-2022North ZoneCentral ZoneSouth Zone
Youth WaterfowlSept. 25-26Oct 2-3Oct 9-10
Ducks, Mergansers & CootsOct 2-8 &
Oct 16 - Dec 7
Oct 9-15 &
Oct 23 - Dec 14
Oct 16-22 &
Oct 30 - Dec 21
Dark Geese & Light GeeseSept 25 - Oct 10 &
Oct 16 - Dec 7 &
Dec 11 - Jan 8, 2022
Oct 2-17 &
Oct 23 - Dec 14 &
Dec 18 - Jan 15, 2022
Oct 9-24 &
Oct 30 - Dec 21 &
Dec 25 - Jan 22, 2022
2021-2022StatewideLimit
Special September TealSept 1 - 16Daily limit is 6
DovesSept 1 - Nov 29Daily limit is 15
SnipeSept 4 - Nov 30Daily limit is 8
RailSept 4 - Nov 12Daily limit is 12
WoodcockOct 2 - Nov 15Daily limit is 3
  • Special September Canada Goose (designated areas): Sep. 4-13, Daily limit is 5. Only in designated zones around Des Moines, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City and Cedar Falls/Waterloo. Special regulations apply. Maps: Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Zone, Des Moines Zone, and Waterloo/Cedar Falls Zone
  • Light Geese Conservation Order (additional regulations apply. Regulations, p. 21): Jan 23 - May 1, 2022
    White & blue phase snow geese & Ross’ geese