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.
Please note, Iowa City does NOT provide or solicit land for hunters to utilize. Hunters who are interested in applying for the urban deer hunt should review all hunt rules and separation requirements to determine eligible property locations for hunting.
2021 – 2022 Bow Hunt Season
Iowa City’s 2021 – 2022 bow hunt season will begin September 18, 2021 and end January 10, 2022.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted beginning August 9, 2021 until 5 p.m. on October 20, 2021.
The hunt rules and application forms are available below and can be returned to the hunt coordinator at email@example.com. Application forms can also be picked up/returned 24/7 at the Iowa City Police Department station master desk, 410 E. Washington Street, Iowa City, Iowa.
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.
Please review the 2021-2021 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.
Deer Hunt Coordinator: Lt. Zach Diersen.