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Iowa Draw Results June 23
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
sticksender 22-Jun-18
MQQSE 22-Jun-18
t-roy 22-Jun-18
JW 22-Jun-18
BULELK1 23-Jun-18
Russell 23-Jun-18
sticksender 23-Jun-18
HuntinHabit 23-Jun-18
MQQSE 23-Jun-18
Russell 23-Jun-18
Pyrannah 23-Jun-18
joehunter 23-Jun-18
kylet 23-Jun-18
kentuckbowhnter 23-Jun-18
IdyllwildArcher 23-Jun-18
skull 23-Jun-18
JL 23-Jun-18
Shaft 23-Jun-18
BULELK1 23-Jun-18
olebuck 23-Jun-18
t-roy 24-Jun-18
jensbear 24-Jun-18
Huntcell 24-Jun-18
Moben 24-Jun-18
hunt'n addict 24-Jun-18
Nick Muche 24-Jun-18
Demuth 25-Jun-18
SaddleReaper 25-Jun-18
12yards 25-Jun-18
EliteFan 25-Jun-18
12yards 26-Jun-18
t-roy 26-Jun-18
DE Scott 26-Jun-18
Pyrannah 26-Jun-18
ground hunter 26-Jun-18
SaddleReaper 26-Jun-18
Pyrannah 26-Jun-18
Cheesehead Mike 26-Jun-18
sticksender 26-Jun-18
SaddleReaper 26-Jun-18
12yards 26-Jun-18
Zim1 27-Jun-18
DE Scott 27-Jun-18
Pyrannah 27-Jun-18
MQQSE 27-Jun-18
sticksender 27-Jun-18
SaddleReaper 27-Jun-18
Pyrannah 27-Jun-18
Demuth 29-Jun-18
From: sticksender
22-Jun-18
Per Iowa's website: "Draw results for the 2018 nonresident deer application will be posted on June 23."

https://jc.activeoutdoorsolutions.com/ia_customer/app/home.do

Good luck!

From: MQQSE
22-Jun-18
Wish I could archery hunt my own farm as a nonresident every year in Iowa. Maybe that’s part of what makes Iowa great though.

Good luck to all who applied.

From: t-roy
22-Jun-18
That’s one of the biggest reasons for sure MQQSE! Hopefully, they keep it that way in the future too. I understand your sentiments, though. I used to have to draw a NR tag to be able to hunt the family farm from the early 80s till ‘97. I think Iowa, for the most part, is doing an excellent job of managing the deer herd, especially for archery. If we could just get rid of the stupid “celebrity “ tags that are sold to, basically, the same people, year in and year out. (Mostly outdoor TV show personalities). I don’t think we need their help getting the word out that we have pretty good deer hunting here. They should have to go through the same drawing process as everyone else. Instead, I would have zero issues with providing those same tags for Wounded Warriors, Hunt of a Lifetime kids, or similar organizations. Limiting Farm Bureau’s influence would be nice as well.

Good luck to everyone!

From: JW
22-Jun-18
X10 Troy. Iowa has it figured out. I’ll gladly wait every 3-4 years for the quality of hunting they have. Best of luck to all in the draw. Hopefully I’ll be back out there in 2021.

From: BULELK1
23-Jun-18
Thanks for the heads-up ss

I am hopeful to draw Z-5 with 4 pts.

My first ever Whitetail buck tag if I do draw. I went with my Dad when we lived in Maine but I was pretty young and didn't have a tag.

I have never hunted out of a Tree Stand, should be an experience! haha

Good luck, Robb

From: Russell
23-Jun-18
Results are posted.

Thanks for the tip. Wasnt expecting results till mid July.

From: sticksender
23-Jun-18
Denied a zone 5 license with 3 points.

From: HuntinHabit
23-Jun-18
Dang, unsuccessful zone 4 with 3 points.

From: MQQSE
23-Jun-18
Looks like it’ may be getting tougher out there to draw with 3 points. Time will tell.

From: Russell
23-Jun-18
Heading north come November. Second time to hunt the "land of the big bucks".

From: Pyrannah
23-Jun-18
Zone 5 successful with 3 points

From: joehunter
23-Jun-18
Zone 6 unsuccessful with 3 points - what a bummer

From: kylet
23-Jun-18
Successful for zone 5

23-Jun-18
zone 5 with 3 points, nope.

23-Jun-18

IdyllwildArcher's Link
Drew my western IA tag. Link is the page to login to check your results.

From: skull
23-Jun-18
Zone 4 with 4PP Successful

From: JL
23-Jun-18
IMO...Iowa does it right also. Great hunting and no APR's needed. I wish a few other select states would/could follow their model.

From: Shaft
23-Jun-18
I thought 3 points would get me a tag for zone 6, but I was wrong.....unsuccessful : (

From: BULELK1
23-Jun-18
NR DEER BOW APP 05

Successful

I am Stoked!!!!

I just made Rsrvtns for late August scouting/hiking/getting to know the lay of the land.

#LovinLife

Robb

From: olebuck
23-Jun-18

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Got mine. Zone 4

Took 5 points!

From: t-roy
24-Jun-18
DILLEY DILLEY, Jim!

Congrats on the tag!

From: jensbear
24-Jun-18
Non-res successful, Zone 5. C'mon November!

From: Huntcell
24-Jun-18
Really ! Point creep for white tail deer.

Yes it’s IOWA!!!

From: Moben
24-Jun-18
Drew zone 4 bow with 4 points

24-Jun-18
Do preference points expire in IA if you fail to apply for x years?

From: Nick Muche
24-Jun-18
No

From: Demuth
25-Jun-18
Zone 3!

From: SaddleReaper
25-Jun-18
Unsuccessful in zone 6 with 3 points.

From: 12yards
25-Jun-18
:^C for me.

From: EliteFan
25-Jun-18
Well not an archery hunt but I drew late season muzzleloader zone 6 which I am pumped about as I like hunting that late season time-frame as it doesn't take away from my hunting in Montana. Congrats to those that drew, good luck!

From: 12yards
26-Jun-18
Can a nonresident apply for both an archery and muzzy license and get both?

From: t-roy
26-Jun-18
Nope.

From: DE Scott
26-Jun-18
Unsuccessful zone 5 bow with 4 points! I’ve always liked Iowa’s draw system, but this is getting ridiculous!

From: Pyrannah
26-Jun-18
unsuccessful with 4 points doesn't sound possible?

When will the draw results be posted showing the # of awarded applicants to each point pool?

thanks

26-Jun-18
t-roy that is very well stated,,,, good post,,,, I hunt zone 10, but really pretty poor hunting so I would always hunt somewhere else,,,,, the state is doing an excellent job

From: SaddleReaper
26-Jun-18
Pyrannah,

If that's the case it would indicate draw quota was met for zone 5 with all successful applicants having 4 or more points... I have saved stats since 2014 and there seems to be slight increases each year with applicants. Hopefully point creep doesn't take over Iowa like it has some western states!

From: Pyrannah
26-Jun-18
Understood and agree,

but I drew with three points

26-Jun-18
Yeah, if Pyrannah drew with 3 points that means everybody with 4 points should have drawn first.

From: sticksender
26-Jun-18
There's always the chance that he thinks "4 points" means going IN to the draw with 3 points.

From: SaddleReaper
26-Jun-18
Pyrannah I gotcha now! And....now I'm confused.

Guess we need the Iowa DNR to clear this up!

From: 12yards
26-Jun-18
Good luck to all who got drawn!

From: Zim1
27-Jun-18
"IMO...Iowa does it right also. Great hunting and no APR's needed. I wish a few other select states would/could follow their model."

Politicians have taken over deer management in Illinois. What could possibly go wrong?

http://ilhousedems.com/2017/03/29/scherer-pushes-for-passage-of-bill-to-expand-rights-of-sportsmen/

From: DE Scott
27-Jun-18
Pyrannah, Sticksender, You guys are right, I had three points going in, I now have four. I jumped the gun on my comment. Just frustrated!

From: Pyrannah
27-Jun-18
Understood DE, i feel pretty lucky at this point to have drawn based on what i am seeing with other guys not drawing.

Maybe i should go play the lottery a bit, anxious to see the overall results and how many people actually drew from the three point pool

From: MQQSE
27-Jun-18
That solves that. I bet it’s stilk getting marginally more difficult though. Some people may have jumped back in after sitting on the sideline from the past blue tongue outbreak.

From: sticksender
27-Jun-18
Hopefully, we'll both draw with our 4 points next year DE.

From: SaddleReaper
27-Jun-18
MQQSE

Great point on the EHD comment. I have heard from a friend who lives in Iowa that same theory, as some areas are still recovering. One thing the draw stats dont show is how many people out there are on the sidelines with a bank of points just waiting for the right time to go.

From: Pyrannah
27-Jun-18
I wonder if those point holders you mention are just missing out on some of the best whitetail hunting possible?

I remember last time I went everyone was saying to not go cause of ehd. I went had the most amazing hunt I could imagine. And now I’m going again and will probably experience close to the same. I most likely will not experience seeing booners but I do have a chance and I bet I have a darn good chance at a really nice deer and some hellish rut action unlike anything here on the east coast

From: Demuth
29-Jun-18
Zone 3!

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