Today's Hunter in Iowa

Today's Hunter in Iowa


Today's Hunter in Iowa: A Guide to Hunting Responsibly and Safely is a student manual developed for hunting students in Iowa, approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. This manual introduces you to U.S. hunting regulations and provides general information about firearm equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethics and safety, survival skills, and wildlife identification.

Iowa hunters love the beautiful colors and rich bounty of Chinese Ringneck pheasants in the switchgrass fields near the Iowa River Corridor. Bird-lovers can also find goose, duck, teal, turkey, and dove. Deer are also a popular target. The Loess Hills State Forest and Rathbun Wildlife Area were named among the 100 best public-land hunts in the U.S.

With this handbook, you can ensure you are well-prepared to make every hunting trip a safe one. Hunting safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Topics include:

  • Using the Correct Ammunition
  • Good Marksmanship and Accuracy
  • Hunting Strategies
  • Primitive Hunting Equipment and Techniques
  • Safely Carrying Firearms in the Field
  • Hunter Ethics
  • Preparation and Survival Skills
  • Wildlife Identification
  • Iowa Hunting Regulations
  • And much more…

Hunter Education

Make your learning about hunting safety fun and easy by taking an online hunter education course at Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies, and industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses. With a safety course, hunters of all ages can become more successful and ethical hunters.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1972, who buys a hunting license in Iowa needs to pass an Iowa Hunter Safety course. Become a safer hunter today!