483A.8  Deer license and tag.

1.  A resident hunting deer who is required to have a hunting license must have a resident hunting license in addition to the deer hunting license and must pay the wildlife habitat fee.

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

3.  A nonresident hunting deer is required to have a nonresident deer license and must pay the wildlife habitat fee. The commission shall annually limit to seven thousand five hundred licenses the number of nonresidents allowed to have deer hunting licenses. Of the first six thousand nonresident deer licenses issued, not more than thirty-five percent of the licenses shall be bow season licenses and, after the first six thousand nonresident deer licenses have been issued, all additional licenses shall be issued for antlerless deer only. The number of nonresident deer hunting licenses shall be determined as provided in section 481A.38. The commission shall allocate the nonresident deer hunting licenses issued among the zones based on the populations of deer. However, a nonresident applicant may request one or more hunting zones, in order of preference, in which the applicant wishes to hunt. If the request cannot be fulfilled, the applicable fees shall be returned to the applicant. A nonresident applying for a deer 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.

4.  The commission may provide, by rule, for the issuance of an additional antlerless deer license to a person who has been issued an antlerless deer license. The rules shall specify the number of additional antlerless deer licenses which may be issued, and the season and zone in which the license is valid. The fee for an additional antlerless deer license shall be ten dollars for residents.

Section History: Early form

  [C79, 81, § 110.8]

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1240, § 4; 89 Acts, ch 237, §3; 90 Acts, ch 1003, §2

  C93, § 483A.8

  94 Acts, ch 1111, §2; 98 Acts, ch 1199, §10, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1203, §5-7; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §28-30

Internal References

  Referred to in § 483A.24, 805.8(5c)


  1998 amendments to subsections 1 and 3 are effective December 15, 1998, and apply to nonresident deer hunting licenses for calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 1999; 98 Acts, ch 1199, §27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §28, 30

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