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Nonresidential deer tag applications open May 6

Nonresidential deer tag applications open May 6

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The 2017 nonresident application period for deer hunting in Iowa opens May 6 and closes June 4. Hunters can apply to hunt in the following deer seasons: Archery, Shotgun 1, Shotgun 2 or Late Muzzleloader.

During the application timeframe, hunters may also choose to purchase a preference point in lieu of submitting an application to increase their odds on a future hunting opportunity.

To get started in the application process, visit the Department of Natural Resources’ Nonresident Hunter page.

Review the zone map to determine hunting location zone number.

Scope out public ground hunting with the interactive Iowa Hunting Atlas.

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