Is hunter's safety required?
Resident and nonresident hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972, must satisfactorily complete a hunter education course in order to obtain a hunting license. A person who is 11 years-old or older may enroll in a course, but those who are 11 and successfully complete the course shall be issued a certificate of completion which becomes valid on that person’s 12th birthday. Residents under the age of 12 can be issued deer and turkey licenses, but the youth hunter must be accompanied by and under the immediate control of or direct supervision of a licensed adult hunter.

For more information, visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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1. Does a child under age 16 need a license to hunt in Iowa?
2. Is hunter's safety required?
3. Do you need a trout stamp to fish for trout?
4. What do I do if I harvested a banded duck or geese?
5. What do I do if I find a banded pigeon?
6. What do I do if I get sprayed by a skunk?
7. Where can I purchase a hunting or fishing license.
8. How much does a hunting or fishing license cost?