Due to the rapidly expanding Covid-19 virus and in accordance with the CDC guidelines, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is cancelling upcoming classes, field days, workshops and advanced hunter education classes through the end of April.
The events are usually held within facilities that are currently closed or prohibiting gatherings, according to an article in the Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise
Due to the cancellation of in-person hunter education courses, the Iowa DNR recommends the following for hunting this spring:
-Anyone ages 15 years and younger are able to participate in hunting activities if accompanied by an adult 18 and older who holds a valid hunting permit.
-Anyone ages 16-17 can purchase an apprentice hunting license to hunt alongside an adult 18 and older who holds a valid hunting permit.
-Anyone ages 18 and older can complete the required hunter’s safety course online.