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Iowa Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 7 –
January 31, 2018

Iowa Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$19

Non-Resident License Fees:
Annual $112

Special Permits:
Habitat Fee $13

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ring-Necked Pheasant

Iowa Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 28 – January 10, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Iowa Bobwhite Quail Season

October 28 – January 31, 2018

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession

Ruffed Grouse

Iowa Ruffed Grouse Season

October 7 – January 31, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

 

Hungarian Partridge

Iowa Hungarian Partridge Season

October 14 – January 31, 2018

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession

Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more

Brian Koch
Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch