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Decoys: It is illegal to:

  • Use decoys when hunting migratory game birds on all game management areas from one hour after sunset until midnight.
  • Leave waterfowl decoys unattended for more than 30 minutes is between midnight and one-half hour after sunset.

Blinds: In game management areas, it is illegal to:

  • Construct blinds using anything except for the area’s natural vegetation. Willows may be cut to make a blind, but trees or parts of trees may not be cut.
  • Construct blinds by using nails, spikes, pins, etc. on any tree.
  • Use portable blinds between one hour after sunset and midnight.
For more information about the use of decoys and blinds, see "Iowa’s Migratory Game Bird Regulations."