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Iowa Hunting Seasons Closing, DNR Planning Public Meetings for February

Iowa hunting seasons will begin closing in early January. Pheasant, archery turkey and deer seasons, and late muzzleloader deer season close on January 10th. Goose season for the south zone closes on January 22nd.

The season for quail, partridge, ruffed grouse, and squirrels closes January 31st. Rabbit season closes February 28th. The furbearer hunting and trapping seasons also close on January 31st. Furharvesters can continue trapping beavers until April 15th.

2021 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses expire on Jan. 10, 2022.

The January antlerless deer season will open January 11th and closes January 23rd. The season is open in five counties, including Decatur and Wayne.

Iowa hunters have reported harvesting 91,000 deer so far during the 2021 season.

Iowa DNR will hold town hall-style public meetings in late February. Those meetings will provide updates on hunting and trapping seasons, and provide time to discuss possible changes to hunting and trapping rules and regulations. Meeting dates and times will be announced once the locations are finalized.



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