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  • Fri December 04 2020
  • Posted Dec 4
Iowa’s first shotgun deer season opens this weekend!

BE CAREFUL if you ride on or near conservation land, timber, open fields during hunting seasons. This can be on-road, off-road, dirt, double-track or even riding gravel. We all share the land and bullets don't need to be part of our training plan. We tagged all the Mountain bike trails, but realize there are many other places that cyclists ride that can be in or near to hunting areas.

An estimated 120,000 hunters participate in the shotgun seasons, harvesting about half of the total number of deer for the year. The goal is to harvest 100,000 to 120,000 this season. That is a LOT of hunters out there!

BE EXTRA CAREFUL on the open days especially with this year of Covid-19 with everyone being cooped up.

2020-2021 Deer Hunting Seasons
Youth Season: Sept 19 - Oct 4
Regular Gun 1: Dec 5-9
Regular Gun 2: Dec 12-20
Bow: Oct 1 - Dec 4 & Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2021
Early Muzzleloader: Oct 17-25
Muzzleloader: Dec 21-Jan 10, 2021
Disabled Hunter: Sept 19-Oct 4
Holiday Antlerless-Only: Dec 24-Jan 2, 2021

2020 Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons
*Nonresidents are not eligible for fall turkey hunting licenses.
Gun/Bow, Oct 12 - Dec 4
Archery Only, Oct 1 - Dec 4 AND Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2021

2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Seasons
Combination Gun/Bow Licenses
Youth Season (Residents Only) - April 10-12, 2020
Season 1 April 13-16, 2020
Season 2 April 17-21, 2020
Season 3 April 22-28, 2020
Season 4 April 29-May 17, 2020
Resident Archery-only Licenses: April 13-May 17, 2020

Calendar above came from Iowa DNR

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