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Iowa Outdoors- Hunting and Trapping Season Changes

August 31, 2013
From Brett Reece - Iowa Conservation Officer , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
The 2013-14 hunting and trapping seasons are quickly approaching and there are a few changes to those regulations from last year. The quota of resident paid antlerless deer licenses was reduced by 3,950 in six counties in southwest Iowa. The quota for Tama County remains at 500 and the quota for Benton County remains at 650. The statewide quotas for bobcats and river otters have been removed, along with the 24-hour reporting requirement for bobcat and otters. Furharvesters must contact a Conservation Officer within 7 days of taking an otter or bobcat to receive a CITES tag. Starting this year, only the intact skull or complete lower jaw of otters and bobcats will be collected for population monitoring purposes. The bag limit for otters is reduced from 3 to 2. The areas open to bobcat harvest increased to include Iowa and Poweshiek counties. The pigeon season is now open year round to allow dove hunters the opportunity to take pigeons while dove hunting. The possession limit for ducks and geese has increased from 2 times to 3 times the daily bag limit. The daily bag limit for scaup is 3. The daily bag limit for canvasbacks is 2. There is no bag limit for light geese during the Conservation Order. For more detailed information on hunting and trapping regulations read the 2013-14 Iowa Hunting and Trapping Regulation booklet now available at license vendors or on-line at  www.iowa.dnr.gov" www.iowa.dnr.gov.

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