1 2018 NONRESIDENT IOWA DEER. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS . APPLICATION DATES. GENERAL 5-JUNE 3. Excess licenses if available after JULY 28. OPTIONAL 281,2. ANTLERLESS-ONLY HOLIDAY (if quota allows)..DEC. 151. 1. through last day of season or until quotas fill (if applicable). 2. optional Antlerless-only licenses for shotgun 1, shotgun 2 or the disabled hunter season only SEASON CHOICE LICENSE FEES*. A. REGULAR GUN Dec. 1-5 GENERAL $426. B. REGULAR GUN Dec. 8-16 $228. C. BOW ..Oct. 1-Nov. 30 and HOLIDAY $78.. Dec. 17-Jan. 10, 2019 HUNTING LICENSE (18 and older)..$112. HUNTING LICENSE (under age 18)..$32. D. MUZZLELOADER .. Dec. 17-Jan. 10, 2019. HABITAT $13. E. DISABLED HUNTER .. Sept. 15-30 *Purchases subject to an APPLICATION fee based on a percentage of total license F. HOLIDAY ANTLERLESS-ONLY .. Dec. cost, provided at the time of APPLICATION .
2 LICENSE QUOTAS AND ZONES. NONRESIDENT HUNTING LICENSE. 1 71 169. 10 63 9 Hunting license and habitat fees for nonresidents for 2019 go on sale Jan. 1, 3 3 2019. The 2018 licenses are on sale until Dec. 31, 2018. 20. 2 35. 7 8. 3 141. 4. 30 Des Moines 38. A MANDATORY Antlerless-only license 163 will be issued with each General deer 92. 4. license. This map does not pertain to Op- 59 5 34 tional Antlerless-only quotas. (p. 3). 35 63 6 218. 2017 2018 2018 2017 2018. applications General Deer Maximum # Unsuccessful 4,450 Optional RECEIVED QUOTAS bow licenses bow applications ANTLERLESS-ONLY. ZONE 1 186 90 31 11 License Quota map ZONE 2 152 90 31 45 available July 2018. ZONE 3 672 560 196 126. ZONE 4 2281 1280 448 456. ZONE 5 2916 1600 560 759. ZONE 6 1343 800 280 330. ZONE 7 516 360 126 110. ZONE 8 300 240 84 69. ZONE 9 930 880 308 211.
3 ZONE 10 205 100 35 26. TOTAL 9,509 6,000 2,099 2,143. For News and Updates, Drawing Statistics, Disabled Hunter Affidavit, Where to Find Public Hunting Areas, Iowa Hunting and Trapping Regulations, and Nonresident Landowner Affidavit, go to 1. NONRESIDENT DEER LICENSE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS . LICENSE QUOTAS security number or DNR identification number) and 6,000 General deer/Antlerless-only combination credit card or blank check ready when you call. Those licenses are avail able, divided among 10 zones. required to have hunter education certification and No more than 35 percent for each zone can be who have not previously purchased a license through for the bow season. ELSI will be required to email or fax a copy of their 4,450 Optional Antlerless-only deer licenses. Sold state-issued hunter education card or certification in a separate process after General deer/Antlerless- letter to the telephone order center before telephoning only combination licenses are issued.
4 The toll free number to apply. The email address is Quotas for General deer/Antlerless-only The fax number is combination and Bow licenses have been established (615) 263-6037. The phone number is 800-367-1188. for each zone (p. 1). General deer/Antler less-only combination licenses will be issued randomly within GENERAL DEER/MANDATORY. each zone for the season designated by the applicant ANTLERLESS LICENSES. until the Bow or General deer/Antlerless-only combination quota is reached for each zone. If the applications for General deer/Antlerless-only Bow quota is reached first, General deer/Antlerless- licenses will be accepted beginning 6 CDT. only combination licenses will continue to be issued May 5 through June 3. If applications have been for firearm seasons until the zone quota is reached. sold in excess of the license quota or bow quota for any zone, a drawing will be held to determine which IMPORTANT NOTICES applicants receive licenses.
5 Hunters may determine General deer/ Antlerless-only license their drawing status beginning July 21 by going combinations, optional Antler less-only for hunters with to landowner's preference (p. 3), optional Antlerless-only Drawing status will not be provided over the licenses for non-landowners and optional Antlerless- phone. only licenses for the Holiday season are sold at Licenses will be mailed to successful applicants separate times and by separate methods. Please read in August. Refunds of license fees will be mailed through the entire guide before deciding which license to unsuccessful applicants 6 to 8 weeks after the you are eligible for and wish to purchase. drawing. License agent writing fees, administrative Two types of hunters must submit affidavits of fees, telephone or internet APPLICATION fees and eligibility to the DNR before applying for a license: the mandatory $50 preference point fee will not be 1) hunters wishing to participate in the disabled refunded.
6 Season and 2) nonresident landowners applying for If any license quota for General deer/Antlerless- preference for antlerless-only licenses. Affidavits only combination licenses has not been filled, the must be received by the DNR at least five working excess licenses will be sold first-come, first-served days prior to applying for a license. Affidavits online or through the telephone ordering system may be obtained at beginning 6 CDT July 28. Licenses will be sold nonresidenthunting or call 515-725-8200. until the quota has been filled or 10 days before the start of the respective season. To check the APPLYING FOR A LICENSE availability of excess or antlerless licenses go to Nonresident deer hunting licenses may be applied for through the DNR's web-based license sales system or by calling the telephone ordering GROUP applications .
7 System at 1-800-367-1188. To apply online, go to Hunters may apply for General deer/Antlerless- and click on Buy Your only combination licenses as individuals or groups Hunting and Fishing License Online and follow of up to 15, with one member identified as the group the prompts. Nonrefundable license agent writing leader. The group leader must apply first and state he/. fees, administrative fees and telephone or internet she is the group leader. Members of a group must call APPLICATION fees will be added to all applications . to apply separately, but each member must submit the APPLICATION fees may be charged to either a group leader's DNR customer iden tification number MasterCard or Visa card, or paid by electronic check when applying. If there is a drawing, all members (the electronic check process will be explained when of a group will be assigned the preference point(s).)
8 You apply). ATM cards are not accepted. of the member with the fewest points. All members of a group will be accepted or rejected to gether TO EXPEDITE YOUR ORDER in the drawing. Group members that are rejected Fill out the information at the bottom of p. 5 before may purchase excess General deer/Antlerless-only applying. Make sure to select a zone and season combination or optional Antlerless-only licenses and have your personal identi fication number (social individually if quotas are not filled. 2. You Are Not Eligible For An Optional Nonresident PREFERENCE POINTS Landowner Antlerless-Only License If You Are: Hunters who choose not to apply for General l a member of a nonresident landowner's family deer/ Antlerless-only combination licenses in l a nonresident who owns land jointly with a 2018 may purchase one preference point that will resident improve chances of getting a license in a future year.
9 L a nonresident or a family member who are Preference points may only be purchased May 5. tenants in Iowa but not landowners - June 3. Prefer ence points are $50 plus APPLICATION In cases where more than one nonresident is listed fees and will be available online or through the as the owner of land, only one member of the joint telephone ordering system. ownership will be eligible in the same year. Hunters unsuccessful in the General deer/. Antlerless-only combination license drawing will be given one preference point AND assessed a NONRESIDENT REGULAR. mandatory, nonrefundable $50 preference point fee. ANTLERLESS-ONLY LICENSES. Preference points will not accrue in a year in which you fail to apply or purchase a prefer ence point, Nonresidents who have not claimed landowner but you will retain any preference points previously preference and who have not purchased an General earned.
10 Once you receive an General deer/Antlerless- deer/Anterless-only combination license may only combination license, your preference point(s) purchase one of the 4,450 optional Antlerless-only will be eliminated. (You will not lose preference points licenses. The optional Antlerless-only licenses will be by purchasing an optional Antlerless-only license). issued on a per-county quota basis. Some counties You may use your preference points in any zone or will not be available for optional Antlerless-only season the next time you apply. Preference points will licenses. The quota of optional Antlerless-only will not apply to Antlerless-only licenses. be posted on the DNR website in July shortly before The license drawing for General deer/Antlerless- license sales begin. only combination licenses will be made from the pool These licenses are valid only in the county and of applicants with the most prefer ence points and season specified on the license.