Iowa Hunting Information Seasons

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Iowa Hunting Seasons

RESIDENT small game licenses are $17.50, and a $11.50 Habitat Fee is also required.
Hunting Small Game and Upland Game In Iowa

NONRESIDENT small game licenses are $110.50 for ages 18 years or older, and a $11.50 Habitat Stamp is also required.
NONRESIDENT small game licenses are $30.50 for ages under 18 years, and a $11.50 Habitat Stamp is also required.
Licenses can be obtained from license agents throughout the state, On-line or through the Telephone Ordering System (1-800-367-1188). There is a convenience fee applied to all On-line purchases and for purchases made using the telephone ordering system.
People born after January 1, 1972 must have a valid hunter safety certificate from Iowa or their home state to purchase a hunting license.

Iowa requires upland game bird hunters to wear at least one of the following articles of visible, external apparel, of which at least 50% of the surface area is solid blaze orange in color: hat, cap, vest, coat, jacket, sweatshirt, sweater, shirt or coveralls.

According to Iowa Code - Iowa's pheasant season always opens the last Saturday in October and runs thru Jan 10th.
Is Non-toxic shot required to hunt small game in Iowa? Non-toxic shot is required to hunt all game animals (except deer and turkey) on selected public hunting areas in north-central and northwest Iowa. See the current hunting regulations booklet for a list of areas where non-toxic shot is required.

Illinois Hunting Information

Illinois is widely known as a top trophy whitetail destination. Illinois also has some great waterfowl hunting, especially in southern portions of the state.

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New Mexico Hunting Information

New Mexico is one of the top destinations for trophy Elk and Antelope hunting. Draw odds can be tough depending on the unit but landowner tags are also available for those who don't draw. Mule Deer are plentiful but generally of average size. Only a couple of units and reservations consistently produce big muleys.

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Manitoba Hunting Information

Manitoba is known as a top destination for avid waterfowl hunters. Huge flocks of ducks and geese can be found from the Arctic coast of Hudson Bay to the prairie potholes on the southern border of this Canadian province. There is no legal requirement for non-resident waterfowl hunters to use a guide, but many are available and a high percentage of non-Canadian hunters utilize them. In addition black bear, Canada moose and whitetails are hunted throughout the province.

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