The Long-Term Deer Management Plan adopted by City Council and submitted to the Iowa Natural Resources Commission, includes a bow hunt in years 2020 – 2024.
2022 – 2023 Bow Hunt Season
Iowa City’s 2022 – 2023 bow hunt season will begin on September 17, 2022 and end on January 10, 2023.
Hunters - How to Apply
Information and applications materials for the 2022-2023 Urban Bow Hunt are available for download below or may be picked up seven days a week from the front desk at the Iowa City Police Department (410 E. Washington Street). Applications are due by 5pm on October 21, 2022. All application materials must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Police Department.
Property Owners - How to Participate
Property owners who are interested in providing land for hunters to use may contact the Hunt Coordinator Lt. Zach Diersen at email@example.com. Property owners will still be required to sign off on the required forms for the hunters who are interested in hunting on their property.
Bow Hunt Program Forms and Documents
Please review the hunt rules and application instructions before completing and returning any forms.
Note: If you are completing the digital application, you must use your system's PDF viewer in order to use digital signature certification.
- Iowa City Bow Hunt Program Application Instructions, Rules, and Additional Information - READ FIRST
- Form #1: Bow Hunt Program Application – REQUIRED BEFORE HUNTING
- Form #2: Bow Hunt Program Permission to Hunt on Private Property Form – REQUIRED BEFORE HUNTING
- Form #3: Bow Hunt Program Waiver of Separation Form – REQUIRED BEFORE HUNTING ONLY IF PROPERTY DOES NOT SATISFY SEPARATION REQS.
- Form #4: Bow Hunt Program Antlerless Deer Harvested Confirmation Report – REQUIRED WHEN HUNTING
- Help Us Stop Hunger (HUSH) deer meat donation information.
Previous Bow Hunt Seasons
Deer Hunt Coordinator: Lt. Zach Diersen