Iowa Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 3 – January 31, 2021

Resident License Fees:

$22

Non-Resident License Fees:

Annual $144

Special Permits:

Habitat Fee $15

State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Purchase License Online

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*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 31 – January 10, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession


Bobwhite Quail

Iowa Bobwhite Quail Season

October 31 – January 31, 2021

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession


Ruffed Grouse

Iowa Ruffed Grouse Season

October 3 – January 31, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession


Hungarian Partridge

Iowa Hungarian Partridge Season

October 10 – January 31, 2021

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession