2015-16 Deer, Turkey, Upland Hunting Seasons Set, Waterfowl Up Next

Written by Theresa Rose on July 29, 2015

The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved a series of hunting seasons during its June and July meetings.

The commission will discuss duck and goose hunting seasons during its August 13 meeting in Des Moines.

HUNTING INFORMATION

Early Migratory SEASONS DATES

Dove Sep. 1 – Nov. 9

Special September Teal Sep. 5 – Sep. 20

SPECIES DATES

Rooster Pheasant Oct. 24-25 (Youth only)

Rooster Pheasant Oct. 31 – Jan. 10, 2016

Bobwhite Quail Oct. 31 – Jan. 31, 2016

Gray Partridge Oct. 10 – Jan. 31, 2016

Ruffed Grouse Oct. 3 – Jan. 31, 2016

Rabbit (Cottontail) Sept. 5 – Feb. 28, 2016

Rabbit (Jack) CLOSED

Squirrel (Fox and Gray) Sept. 5 – Jan. 31, 2016

Crow Oct. 15 – Nov. 30 AND

Jan. 14 – March 31, 2016

Pigeon Continuous Open Season

Coyote Continuous Open Season

Deer and fall turkey licenses are on sale Aug. 15.

Deer SEASONS DATES

Youth Season Sept. 19-Oct. 4

Disabled Hunter Season Sept. 19-Oct. 4

Archery Season

Early Split Oct. 1-Dec. 4

Late Split Dec. 21 – Jan. 10, 2016

Early Muzzleloader Oct. 17-25

Late Muzzleloader Dec. 21 – Jan. 10, 2016

Shotgun

Season 1 Dec. 5-9

Season 2 Dec. 12-20

Turkey Seasons DATES

Combination Gun/Bow Oct. 12-Dec. 4

Archery Only Oct. 1 – Dec. 4 AND

Dec. 21 – Jan. 10, 2016

2016 SPRING TURKEY SEASONS DATES

Combination Gun/Bow Licenses

Youth Season (Residents Only) April 9-17

Season 1 April 18-21

Season 2 April 22-26

Season 3 April 27-May 3

Season 4 May 4-22

Resident Archery-only Licenses: April 18-May 22