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Iowa

Hunting

Turkey Hunting Seasons

Hunters may purchase up to two licenses beginning Aug. 15.
Note: Nonresidents are not eligible for fall turkey hunting licenses.

Gun Shooting Hours: Half-hour before sunrise to sunset
Bow Shooting Hours: Half-hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

2021 Fall Turkey HuntingSeason DatesLicense On-Sale Dates
Gun/BowOct 11 - Dec 3Aug 15 - until quotas are filled
Archery OnlyOct 1 - Dec 3 &
Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2022
Aug 15 - End of Season (no quota)


2022 Spring Turkey HuntingSeason DatesShooting Hours
Youth Season (residents only)Apr 8 - 10Half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Season 1Apr 11 - 14Half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Season 2Apr 15 - 19Half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Season 3Apr 20 - 26Half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Season 4Apr 27 - May 15Half-hour before sunrise to sunset.
Resident Archery-OnlyApr 11 - May 15Half-hour before sunrise to sunset.

BAG LIMIT: Daily bag and season possession limit is one bearded or male wild turkey for each valid license and transportation tag issued to the hunter.

The nonresident spring turkey application period is Jan. 1 to the last Sunday in January. The application is available in December.