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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

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
Kansas Sunset

Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was first kindled.  Because this year was no exception to the rule, Kansas seemed like the right place to bring together our young Jornada Llewellin Rio with our veteran flusher Wyatt … Read more

Brian Koch
Montana Bird Hunting

Kicking Off the 2013 Upland Season in Montana

When you are about to drive 1500 miles to hunt birds, the last thing you want to do is forget something. Rural Montana isn’t the easiest place to find gear that you left behind. Because it’s the first hunt of the year, I try and pack over the course of a couple weeks. Sounds crazy, … Read more

Brian Koch