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Iowa Public Hunting Lands:

As compared to other states Iowa is smaller in size and there are only 300,000 acres of public hunting lands in this state which offers great opportunities for hunters. In Iowa there are a lot of animals that can be hunt including deer, turkey, pheasant and a listing of small game. Hunters who are interested in hunting animals on this land can purchase licenses and permits in two ways which include through a license agent, over the phone or online. Licenses and permits are available for both Iowa residents and nonresidents, and vary in price. Iowa offers several beneficial programs for hunters. Moreover, there are special rules and regulations for every hunting land on this state which must be followed by every hunter and disobeying them lead to the license cancellation of hunters. Poisons, chemicals, and tranquilizing drugs are prohibited on hunting lands. Additionally, motor vehicles are not allowed inside the hunting lands. Hunters can use dogs to hunt animals on this state but not for Deer, Turkey, Muskrat, Mink, River Otter, and Beaver.  Also, hunters must wear their orange while hunting so that they can be identified. 

Iowa Hunting Seasons:

There are different hunting seasons in Iowa (which can sometimes vary, year to year) which include Deer hunting, Turkey hunting season, and other Iowa Small Game seasons. In Deer season Youth is from Sept 15-30, Disabled hunter season is from Sept 15-30, Archery season is from Oct1-Nov 30 and from Dec 17-Jan 10, Early Muzzleloader season is from Oct 13-21, Late muzzleloader season is from Dec17-Jan 10, Regular Gun Season 1 is from Dec 1-5, Regular Gun Season 2 is from Dec 8-16, Non Resident Holiday Season is from Dec 24-Jan 2, and January Antlerless season is from Jan 11-27. Moreover, Turkey season includes Fall Gun/ Bow season that is from Oct 16 to Nov 30 and fall archery season is from Oct 1 to Nov 30 and from Dec 17 to Jan 10. In addition to, Iowa Small Game season includes Youth Rooster Pheasant which is from Oct 20-21, Rooster Pheasant is from Oct 27-Jan 10, Bobwhite Quail season is from Oct 27- Jan 31, Ruffed Grouse season is from Oct 6-Jan 31, Cottontail Rabbit Is from Sept 1-Feb 28, Fox/ Grey Squirrel season is from Sept 1- Jan 31, and Crow season is from Jan 14-Mar 31. Lastly, Pigeon and Groundhog can be hunted at any time of the year.

Craigslist Iowa Public Hunting Lands:

There are more than 200,000 acres of public hunting lands in Iowa according to craigslist. These lands are ideal for hunters, fishermen and other nature lovers looking to get outdoors and into the forest. These lands offer great Hunting and Recreation opportunities for the hunters who visit them. The animals that are available in huge amount on these lands include White-tailed Deer, Turkey, Coyotes, Raccoon, and a few others. Public hunting lands in this state do not provide facilities like restrooms, campsites, washrooms, food corners etc, but they all are available in the timber company hunting lands. Most hunters in this state prefer to visit hunting lands as visitors are not allowed in such places and hunters can hunt the desired animals in a secure and crowd free environment. The minimum age to hunt on hunting lands is 17 years and those hunters who are underage must hunt animals under the monitoring of some adult who possess a valid hunting license. Lastly, there are always special areas on these lands for the disabled hunters so that they can hunt their desired animals.