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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

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
Elkhorn Ranch North Dakota

Hunting in the Shadow of Roosevelt

When I hunt in North Dakota, my thoughts often drift to Teddy Roosevelt’s days at Elkhorn Ranch — He named his Dakota home for a pair of locked elk skulls he found at the site. Today, centrally located within the million acres of the Little Missouri National Grasslands, Elkhorn is a great place to visit … Read more

Brian Koch
South Dakota Hunting

South Dakota’s Ringed Circus (part 1)

It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but for those in pursuit of the  Chinese Rooster it’s not far from it. I rolled into the Black Hills of western Dakota a week before the trumpeted pheasant opener in order to get some spring back in the legs and give Wyatt, my black lab … Read more

Brian Koch