Nonresidents may now apply for Iowa deer hunting licenses for the 2020 fall hunting season. The deadline to submit applications or to purchase a preference point is midnight on June 7, 2020. The cost is $144 for a nonresident hunting license and habitat stamp, plus $348.50 for the nonresident buck tag. Applications may be submitted online ( https://quotahunt.gooutdoorsiowa.com/Hunts/CustomerLookup.aspx).
Iowa DNR offers a downloadable online application guide (https://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/Nonresident-Hunting?utm_campaign=DNR_2020_04-NRDeerOpensTomorrow&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery) for nonresident license applications and preference point purchases. A link for the nonresident deer hunting zone map is available on the same webpage.
No changes are planned to Iowa’s 2020 fishing and hunting regulations due to COVID-19. Seasons, regulations and license prices will remain as originally planned. Download a regulation book at the Iowa DNR website (https://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/Nonresident-Hunting?utm_campaign=DNR_2020_04-NRDeerOpensTomorrow&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery). Iowa state parks, forests, preserves and wildlife management areas have all opened for public use, although health precautions and social distancing orders remain in place. Access information and maps of wildlife management areas here (https://www.iowadnr.gov/hunting/places-to-hunt-shoot/wildlife-management-areas).
Currently, 14 days of self-isolation is still required of those traveling from outside of Iowa, but the state has begun to loosen restrictions and reopen its economy.
For more information on hunting Iowa, contact the DNR at 515-725-8200.