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.
2021 – 2022 Bow Hunt Season
Iowa City’s 2021 – 2022 bow hunt season will began on September 18, 2021 and ended on January 10, 2022.
How to Apply
Information and applications materials for the 2022-2023 Urban Bow Hunt will be published in August 2022.
Read the Iowa City Bow Hunt Program Application Instructions, Rules, and Information for hunter information and hunt rules, including reporting requirements, buck incentive program information, and tips for a successful hunting season.
While hunting within Iowa City, hunters MUST carry their Iowa DNR hunting license, urban deer license/tags, and permission form associated with the property being hunted.
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
Information about the 2020-2021 hunt is available in the 2020 - 2021 City of Iowa City Deer Management Annual Report.
Information about the 2021-2022 hunt is available in the 2021-2022 City of Iowa City Deer Management Annual Report.
Deer Hunt Coordinator: Sgt. Andrew McKnight.