The Iowa nonresident deer hunting application period is now open. Applications close June 6 at midnight.
Preference point purchases and applications are no longer available by phone and will only be accessible online.
Hunters can begin the application process by clicking here.
Click the tab "Nonresident deer / turkey tags, then click "Log in" or "Enroll now" to access the application.
Proof of hunter safety education is required for anyone born on or after January 1, 1972. If your certificate is not already on file, you can upload it to your Iowa DNR account and it will be verified within one business day.
Hunters planning to come to Iowa with a group of hunters, may choose to apply as a group. Applying as a group will ensure that if one group member is drawn, all others in the group will automatically be drawn as well. No hunter left behind!
Applying early will not affect your drawing odds, but it allows Iowa DNR staff time to assist you if you make a mistake or have issues with your application.