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Iowa Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 1 –
January 31, 2017

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 29 – January 10, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Iowa Bobwhite Quail Season

October 29 – January 31, 2017

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession

Ruffed Grouse

Iowa Ruffed Grouse Season

October 1 – January 31, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

 

Hungarian Partridge

Iowa Hungarian Partridge Season

October 8 – January 31, 2017

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession

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