About the Study Guide

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To understand the hunting requirements in Iowa, you need to know the terminology used to refer to the different wildlife groups. Game species in Iowa include upland and small game, migratory game birds, turkeys, deer, and furbearers.

Cottontail Rabbit
Cottontail Rabbit

Upland Game

  • Bobwhite Quail
  • Gray Partridge
  • Rooster Pheasant
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Pigeon

Small Game

  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Groundhog
  • Jackrabbit
  • Squirrel, including Fox and Gray