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Iowa - 2015-16 Season

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SeasonDatesNotes
FallOct 12 - Dec 4Residents only
Fall Archery-onlyOct 1 - Dec 4
Dec 21 - Jan 10
Residents only
SpringApr 18 - Apr 21
Apr 22 - Apr 26
Apr 27 - May 3
May 4 - May 22
Combination gun/bow.
Spring Non-residentApr 18 - May 22Residents only
Spring Archery-onlyApr 9 - Apr 17Residents only. Combination gun/bow. Open to hunters under 16 years old. Youth hunters must be supervised by an unarmed, licensed adult
Spring Youth

Additional Information

Bag LimitSeasonLimit
Fall1 either sex per license, max. 2 licenses
Spring Resident1 bearded or male turkey per license, max. 2 licenses
Spring Non-resident1 bearded or male turkey per license, max. 1 license
Hunting TimesSeasonTimes
Fall Gun1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Fall Bow1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Spring1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
ArcheryLong, recurve or compound bows. No crossbows except by permit.
ArrowsAt least 18" long, tipped with blunthead with at least 9/16" diameter or broadhead
Shotgun10-, 12-, 16-, or 20-gauge
ShotLead or nontoxic: #4, 5, 6, 7 1/2 or 8
Nontoxic only: #2 - 8