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Iowa deer application now open; closes June 5

Iowa deer application now open; closes June 5

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Iowa nonresident deer hunting application period is currently open and will close June 5 at midnight. As a reminder, preference point purchases and applications are no longer available by phone and will only be accessible online.

How to apply click here.

To access the application, click Log In or Enroll now.

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 will be left behind.

Applying early will not affect drawing odds, but it gives Iowa DNR staff time to assist you if you make a mistake or have issues with your application.

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