Today marks the first day to apply for Iowa nonresident deer hunting tags and licenses. Applications close June 2 at midnight, so get a head start and apply today! Preference point purchases and applications are no longer available by phone this season and will only be accessible online. Please follow the instructions below to apply.

How to apply
Go to
Click “Log in” or “Enroll now” to access the application
Click the “Nonresident deer / turkey tag” banner to apply
To purchase preference points and licenses after applying, click the “Preference Point and License Purchasing” banner
Benefits of new license system features
While phone applications will not be available this season, below is a list of new features to make the online application easier to navigate.

Document upload feature: Upload your hunter safety certificate directly to your account.
Streamlined purchasing process: Buy your deer tags and licenses in fewer steps.
Improved accessibility: Check preference points and award status easily online.

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