483A.7  Wild turkey license and tag.

1.  A resident hunting wild turkey who is required to have a license must have a resident hunting license in addition to the wild turkey hunting license and must pay the wildlife habitat fee. Upon application and payment of the required fees for archery-only licenses, a resident archer shall be issued two wild turkey licenses for the spring season.

2.  The wild turkey hunting license shall be accompanied by a tag designed to be used only once and separable into two parts. If a wild turkey is taken, the wild turkey shall be tagged with one part of the tag and both parts of the tag should be dated.

3.  A nonresident wild turkey hunter is required to have only a nonresident wild turkey hunting license and pay the wildlife habitat fee. The commission shall annually limit to two thousand licenses the number of nonresidents allowed to have wild turkey hunting licenses. The number of nonresident wild turkey hunting licenses shall be determined as provided in section 481A.38. The commission shall allocate the nonresident wild turkey hunting licenses issued among the zones based on the populations of wild turkey. A nonresident applying for a wild turkey hunting license must exhibit proof of having successfully completed a hunter safety and ethics education program as provided in section 483A.27 or its equivalent as determined by the department before the license is issued.

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1240, § 3

  C87, § 110.7

  89 Acts, ch 237, §2; 90 Acts, ch 1003, § 1

  C93, § 483A.7

  94 Acts, ch 1111, §1; 98 Acts, ch 1199, §9, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30

Internal References

  Referred to in § 483A.24, 805.8(5c)


  1998 amendment is effective December 15, 1998, and applies to licenses and fees for wildlife and game activities for years beginning on or after January 1, 1999; 98 Acts, ch 1199, §27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30

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