Hunting Seasons Review, Rule Changes Focus of DNR Meeting Series

Hunting Seasons Review, Rule Changes Focus of DNR Meeting Series

Iowans can learn more about last year's hunting season results and discuss possible changes to the 2020-2021 hunting rules by attending one of a series of 18 local meetings Feb. 19-March 5 around Iowa.

“We want people to come out to these meetings, listen to the hunting seasons reviews, ask questions and hear directly from our staff,” says Todd Bishop, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Bureau. “Part of the meeting will be devoted to discussing potential rule changes and collecting feedback as we work through the rules process.”

The meetings are open to the public. The comments will be considered along with other data generated and information received by the Iowa DNR prior to proposing changes to next season's hunting rules and regulations. The department's proposed rules for next season will be presented to the Natural Resource Commission this spring, where additional public comment opportunities are provided.

Meeting Locations & Details

(All meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

  • Sioux City, Feb. 19, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road
  • Chariton, Feb. 20, Pin Oak Lodge, 45996 Hwy. 14
  • Council Bluffs, Feb. 25, Fish and Game Club, 531 Commanche Street
  • Okoboji, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., Dickinson County Nature Center, 22785 Nature Center Road
  • Burlington, Feb. 26, Starr's Cave Nature Center, 11627 Starr's Cave Road
  • Iowa City, Feb. 26, Johnson County ISU extension building, 3109 Old Highway 218 South (search “Johnson County Fairgrounds”)
  • Algona, Feb. 27, Water’s Edge Nature Center, 1010 250th Street
  • Bloomfield, Feb. 27, Pioneer Ridge Nature Center, 1339 Hwy. 63
  • Creston, Feb. 27, Multi-Purpose Room adjacent to the YMCA, Southwestern Community College, 1201 West Townline Street
  • Decorah, Feb. 27, Decorah City Hall, 400 Clairborne Drive
  • Dubuque, Feb. 27, Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road, Peosta
  • Jefferson, Feb. 27, The Jefferson Depot, 509 East Lincoln Way
  • Ventura, Feb. 27, Clear Lake Wildlife Unit headquarters, 15326 Balsam Ave.
  • Waverly, Feb. 27, Waverly Public Library, 1500 W Bremer Ave.
  • Des Moines, March 3, Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Parkway
  • DeWitt, March 5, DeWitt Community Center, 512 10th Street
  • Sac City, March 5, Sac County Conservation Center at Hagge Park, 2970 280th Street
  • Toledo, March 5, Tama CCB Nature Center at Otter Creek Lake Park, 2283 Park Road

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