Hunt Giant Whitetails in Iowa – Nonresident Tag Auction
Iowa is considered by many to be one of the premier white-tailed deer hunting destinations in the United States. Dreams come true in the Hawkeye State every year as hunters consistently harvest mature, corn fed bucks that reach well over 200″. Getting a tag, however, is easier said than done. Now you can guarantee your tag and promote state and local conservation efforts through the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program Non-Resident Deer Tag Auction, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).
This auction is for One Iowa Special Non-Resident Deer Tag, good Statewide for Archery, Gun season one, Gun season two, or the Late Muzzleloader season during either 2021 or 2022 Iowa deer season (hunter’s choice). The deer tag includes 1 ‘any sex’ deer and 1 ‘antlerless’ deer. For seasons and hunting information, go to: http://www.iowadnr.gov/
This Iowa tag is currently open for pre-registration and preview. The auction will begin on July 31st at 12:00PM CST and ends on Friday, August 13 at 12:00PM CST.
The winner of the auction receives a tag that includes 1 any-sex deer and 1 antlerless deer. This non-resident deer tag is good statewide; however, Landowner Permission is required before hunting on private land. The winner of the auction is required to purchase an Iowa nonresident hunting license and pay the non-resident habitat fee.
The tag may be used either in the coming 2021-2022 season, or next year in the 2022-2023 season. The hunter must declare which year and one of the following standard seasons at the close of the auction and no later than September 25th, 2021.
2021-2022 season dates can be found at https://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/Deer-Hunting. 2022-2023 dates have not been confirmed at this time but will be similar to 2021-2022 dates.