IOWA LICENSES & TAGS

ATTENTION:
NON-RESIDENTS OF IOWA MUST APPLY FOR ALL TAGS

FAMILIARIZATION

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR FAMILIARIZING YOURSELF WITH THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

(IOWA DNR) AND THE LOTTERY SYSTEM IN WHICH ALL NON-RESIDENTS OF IOWA

MUST APPLY FOR THEIR WHITETAIL TAGS

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IOWA'S 2023 NON-RESIDENT TAG APPLICATION WINDOW

May X - June X (TBD)

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No Tag & License = No Hunting

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If you were born on or after December 31st, 1972,

you will have to provide the Iowa DNR with a copy of your valid Hunter Safety Certification prior to applying.

All Information Needed is available at www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/Nonresident-Hunting

PREFERENCE POINTS

THESE ARE ONLY OBTAINABLE ONCE A YEAR, DURING THE TAG APPLICATION WINDOW VIA THE IOWA DNR, AND THEY NEVER EXPIRE NOR ARE THEY RESTRICTIVE OF A SEASON OR ZONE. UPON SUCCESSFULLY DRAWING A TAG, YOUR POINT BALANCE WILL BE REDUCED TO ZERO. UPON UNSUCCESSFULLY DRAWING A TAG, YOU ARE AWARDED ANOTHER PREFERENCE POINT.

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TAGS ARE AWARDED BASED ON PREFERENCE POINTS

Bow Tags Usually Require

5-6 x Preference Points

Gun1/Gun 2 Requires 1pt

LateMuzz Requires 2pts

If you have questions, please contact MDL or the Iowa DNR by visiting the link under the 'Familiarization' tab

APPLYING FOR TAGS

APPLICATION WINDOW

OPEN FROM:

May X - June X, 2023

Total Cost = Est. $660+

Which Includes:

Non-Resident Hunting App, Habitat Fee, AnySex Deer Tag, Antlerless Deer Tag (All Needed)

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Your AnySex Tag & Antlerless (Doe) Tag are only valid in your specific Zone (5 or 6)

as determined with MDL

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We can assist you with the application process. You can apply over the phone or online via the Iowa DNR. It's best to contact us between booking and applying so that you apply for the correct season and zone.