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Game species in Iowa include upland and small game, migratory game birds, turkeys, deer, and furbearers.

The migratory game birds that may be hunted are:

  • Crow
  • Dove, including Mourning and Eurasian Collared
  • Duck
  • Black
  • Canvasback
  • Coot
  • Mallard
  • Merganser, including Common and Hooded
  • Pintail
  • Redhead
  • Scaup
  • Wood
  • Goose
  • Brant
  • Canada
  • Light Geese, including Ross’s, and White and Blue Phase Snow
  • White-Fronted Geese
  • Rail, Sora and Virginia
  • Snipe
  • Woodcock