The Iowa Field Day
If you are under 18 years of age, you must pass both the online and Field Day portions of the Hunting course to complete the Iowa education requirements.
Important Field Day Information
Locating and Signing Up for the Field Day
After passing the online portion of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Hunting education course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Field Day.
Locate and sign up for the Field Day in your area.
Important! Bring your Temporary Hunter Education Certificate to the Field Day as proof of having completed the online course.
Warning! Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Field Day.
What To Expect at the Field Day
This is 4–6 hours, depending on the amount of students attending and will include:
- a classroom session
- outdoor shooting
- blood trailing
- demonstrations of tree stand safety
- survival skills
Most of the classroom topics will pertain to Iowa-specific regulations and issues that are not covered in this online course. Be sure to have proper clothing for the outdoor sessions.
After attending and passing the Field Day portion of the Hunting education requirement, you will receive your Hunter Education Certificate.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Iowa Hunting students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions