To purchase an Iowa hunting license, all hunters must have completed a Hunter Education Course. You must be 11 years old or older to enroll in a hunter education course in Iowa.
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Students 11-17 years of age are required to take a field day to complete their Iowa Hunter Education Certification. Students who are 18 years of age and older are not required to take a field day, but have the option if they want additional hands-on training. Field Day Info.
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Youth Hunter? After passing the online portion of your Iowa Hunter Education course, pay $29.00 to receive a voucher to attend a mandatory Field Day. The state of Iowa requires that you show this voucher to the certified Field Day operator.
18 and older? After successfully completing the Iowa Online Only Course, you will have met all the Iowa Hunter Education requirements. The one-time fee of $29.00 gives you access to print out your permanent Iowa Hunter Education Card. You can now legally buy an Iowa hunting license.
Youth Hunter? After completing the online Iowa Youth Hunter course, book and attend your mandatory Iowa Field Day.
Remember, your Field Day voucher is required to participate in this event! After completing your field day, you will receive your Iowa Hunter Education Card.