About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Hunter Ed Iowa Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Hunter Education Certificate.

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Cottontail rabbit

Game species in Iowa include upland and small game, migratory game birds, turkeys, deer, and furbearers. Some mammals are protected and may not be trapped or hunted in Iowa.

Turkey gobbler

Depending on your age, you may be required to carry proof showing successful completion of an Iowa Department of Natural Resources–approved hunter education course to hunt with a firearm or bow and arrow.

White-tailed deer

The Iowa DNR issues different types of licenses, depending on the game you plan to hunt or trap. In addition to a license, you may be required to have a Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) and register with the Harvest Information Program.

Two-handed carry

Hunting seasons, times, and possession limits are determined based on your hunting equipment, the species being hunted, and your hunting location.