Iowa Hunter Education Requirements
In order to purchase an Iowa hunting license, ALL hunters (including non-residents) must have completed an approved Hunter Education Course.
Iowa Hunting License
A hunting license is required for anyone who hunts within the state. License fees vary according to the hunter's age and the type of license, and whether the hunter is an Iowa resident. For more information on Iowa Hunting Licenses, please consult the DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov.
Additional Hunting Permits and Tags
In addition to the required hunting license, you may need to purchase permits or tags depending on the species you are hunting and the area where you are hunting. You can find out more about these requirements when you purchase your hunting license, or you can visit the Iowa DNR Website for more information.
Iowa Hunter Orange Requirement
A person shall not hunt deer with firearms unless the person is at the time wearing one or more of the following articles of visible, external apparel: A vest, coat, jacket, sweatshirt, sweater, shirt, or coveralls, the color and material of which shall be solid blaze orange. A person shall not hunt upland game birds, as defined by the department, unless the person is at the time wearing one or more of the following articles of visible, external apparel: A hat, cap, the color and material of which shall be at least fifty percent solid blaze orange. Upland birds include pheasants, quail, partridge, ruffed grouse, and woodcock.
For a more complete listing of Iowa hunting license laws, hunting regulations, or hunter education requirements, please consult the Iowa Hunting Regulations page, available on the DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov.