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Iowa NR deer application
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Contributors to this thread:
Huntcell 06-May-21
t-roy 06-May-21
Huntcell 06-May-21
sjj 06-May-21
Boatman71 06-May-21
Aces11 06-May-21
Zim 06-May-21
bassmasterjk 06-May-21
BULELK1 07-May-21
Thisismyhandle 07-May-21
4nolz@work 07-May-21
t-roy 07-May-21
12yards 07-May-21
maxracx 07-May-21
Southern draw 07-May-21
4nolz@work 07-May-21
Timbrhuntr 07-May-21
sjj 07-May-21
Southern draw 07-May-21
Thisismyhandle 07-May-21
wildwilderness 07-May-21
12yards 07-May-21
4nolz@work 07-May-21
skull 07-May-21
t-roy 07-May-21
JLeMieux 08-May-21
Rupe 08-May-21
Leo17 08-May-21
Scooby-doo 08-May-21
4nolz@work 08-May-21
Thisismyhandle 08-May-21
Barron114 08-May-21
t-roy 08-May-21
Andrew M@Work 10-May-21
Zim 16-May-21
BULELK1 16-May-21
Huntcell 16-May-21
Shawn 16-May-21
Bowboy 16-May-21
4nolz@work 16-May-21
TREESTANDWOLF 16-May-21
Bowboy 16-May-21
4nolz@work 16-May-21
IdyllwildArcher 17-May-21
Cheesehead Mike 17-May-21
t-roy 17-May-21
Cheesehead Mike 17-May-21
pav 03-Jun-21
Scooby-doo 03-Jun-21
pav 03-Jun-21
4nolz@work 03-Jun-21
Leo17 18-Jun-21
TREESTANDWOLF 18-Jun-21
t-roy 18-Jun-21
From: Huntcell
06-May-21
Iowa NR application period is now open , close June 6 at midnight, Apply for a tag in the draw process and add a point you don't draw or be a hardcore point collector and just buy the preference point.

From: t-roy
06-May-21
They went up another $10 on the preference point fee.....BASTARDS!! (I figured I’d beat somebody else to the punch)

From: Huntcell
06-May-21
Part of the master plan to weed out the riff raff and only have the well heeled apply.

From: sjj
06-May-21
i have 6 points now i just need a plan....

From: Boatman71
06-May-21
What is a preference point for Iowa deer hunting???? J/K J/K :-)

From: Aces11
06-May-21
I have 4 points, and will need to come up with a plan in the next couple of years.

From: Zim
06-May-21
I got 3 but drew a great special hunt elsewhere this year, so no need for a 2021 Iowa tag. Can grab a 4th point for use next year. A fine luxury.

From: bassmasterjk
06-May-21
I have 5 and buying another. Alberta instead, maybe....

From: BULELK1
07-May-21
I'm excited to apply and daydream of maybe drawing again.

Good luck, Robb

07-May-21
I bought my first Iowa point this year. Can I buy one more next year and hope to draw on my 3rd year?

From: 4nolz@work
07-May-21
Unlikely check out the drawing statistics on the DNR website.I expect this year to be more applicants as people hesitated in the 2020 pandemic also

From: t-roy
07-May-21
TIMH........It depends on which zone you apply for.

From: 12yards
07-May-21
5 points virtually guarantees you will draw. I wouldn't be throwing good money away by buying another point. But maybe I have less disposable income than you folks. LOL.

From: maxracx
07-May-21
I got a couple of GOOD friends that own farms in Iowa, I might start putting in for points again. I got bit by the elk hunting bug BAD and have been totally obsessed by them the past few years. T-Roy, you know what I mean......LOL

07-May-21
No friends with farms in Iowa but do have 5 deer preference points there. If anyone wants to swap a Arkansas duck hunt rice fields and timber I’m all ears.

From: 4nolz@work
07-May-21
Southern Draw I know a couple guys that might be interested in that but the duck hunting would have to be real they're zone 4 farmers and the deer hunting is definitely excellent.

From: Timbrhuntr
07-May-21
Another guy with 5 points and still no plan lol

From: sjj
07-May-21
I'm a longbow guy that would prefer to hunt from a saddle and would prefer to pay a landowner where I could move about and set up myself...DIY

07-May-21
4nolz I sent you a pm.

07-May-21
I haven’t decided on a zone yet. I’m just trying to get to Iowa, I don’t need it to be the number 1 unit.

07-May-21
Questions on the Iowa draw- Can you put in as a group/party? And do they average points if you do?

From: 12yards
07-May-21
wildwilderness, you can apply in a party, but the guy with the lowest number of points will be what you all have basically. That is the way I understand it.

From: 4nolz@work
07-May-21
In party application if 1 person doesn't draw the whole party doesn't draw

From: skull
07-May-21
I have a place to go, zone 4, but only 2PP

From: t-roy
07-May-21
Maxracx... I sure do!......Tim owns even more ground now, than he did the last time you were down here! ;-)

From: JLeMieux
08-May-21
I have plenty of points and had a plan. But, I had the opportunity to pick the brain of a very successful resident public land hunter and decided to change direction. Just waiting a year or two so a couple buddies can catch up.

From: Rupe
08-May-21
Good luck to those who apply for the draw.

From: Leo17
08-May-21
Thisismyhandle there are great hunts to be had outside of the hard to draw ones but keep in mind as a whole Iowa has the least amount of public land of any state. If your interested in a public land hunt pick a unit and take a spring Turkey trip out there to scout it.

From: Scooby-doo
08-May-21
I say don't bother with the hard draw areas(4 points or more) look around!! Lots of good bucks in other areas and lots of public to be had ecsp if you are not lazy and willing to work to get into some spots. I applied, figure give it a shot and if I don't draw(very likely)I will still get a point. Shawn

From: 4nolz@work
08-May-21
you drew last year why waste the $, should have just bought a point the State sucks up the $$

08-May-21
Leo17, once I get closer to going I’ll definitely be looking to go out there ahead of time to scout. I have all winter off work so finding time isn’t a issue. No clue how the landowners are out there but I’d probably knock on some doors too.

From: Barron114
08-May-21
For those with plenty of points, can you skip a year without losing your points?

From: t-roy
08-May-21
Barron114....... Yes. I’m pretty sure you don’t lose your points even if you don’t apply for several years.

10-May-21
Just went last year and HIGHLY recommend it. Just bought my first point for my next hunt.

From: Zim
16-May-21
I don’t envy you guys with points and no plan. I’m lucky have hunted there since the 90’s, don’t live far away and job travel includes the whole state (pre-Covid!) allowing me to scout a lot. And I’m still not satisfied, and scouting for something better!

From: BULELK1
16-May-21
I was going to apply this early AM but I think I will wait for the Wyo Elk results this week and the Nv. results and then go for my Iowa appl. and Wyo deer appl.

Good luck, Robb

From: Huntcell
16-May-21
What he said.

From: Shawn
16-May-21
I did draw last year but I am out no money I'd I don't draw. I just don't get 65 bucks back for my point. I am hoping to draw every 3 years or so. As far as not being happy with Iowa public, can anyone name a better state for true giants on public. I don't mean the rare occasions, I mean overall success. It's not Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio. Maybe ND is an up and comer but Iowa does a great job of not giving out way to many NR tags!

From: Bowboy
16-May-21
Just bought my point today. I had a great hunt last year!

From: 4nolz@work
16-May-21
How much was the point Bowboy? They keep 2.5% of unsuccessful fees for "handling"

16-May-21
I love hunting Iowa but can’t wait 4 plus years. I hunt every other year, but with the Muzzleloader, mainly because it’s a true late season hunt as well.

From: Bowboy
16-May-21
Is was $64.58 total.

From: 4nolz@work
16-May-21
Dang I thought they were $50.A bow tag now is over $1000?

17-May-21
If I remember right, Kansas results are out before the Iowa deadline. I have the points to draw West IA again, but might just get a point as there's a chance I'll draw a November blacktail tag.

17-May-21
I applied for Kansas and will apply for Iowa and should draw. I already have an Arizona elk tag in my pocket so it should be a fun fall.

From: t-roy
17-May-21
You’re sure taking full advantage of your retirement, Mike!

17-May-21
Yes I am t-roy!

From: pav
03-Jun-21
I did not apply for Kansas (with 2 points) and was on the fence about Iowa (with 4 points). After talking to the landowner in Iowa last weekend, decided to go for it. Should be a slam dunk draw...hopefully there are no COVID related surprises!

From: Scooby-doo
03-Jun-21
Pav no worries in Iowa, I hunted last Oct/Nov and they had the highest positivity rate in the country in the county I was in. Like 36% and there were little to no restrictions, very few even wearing masks.. Shawn

From: pav
03-Jun-21
Hey Shawn, sorry my post wasn't very clear...more concerned about point creep due to Covid concerns during last year's draw cycle.

From: 4nolz@work
03-Jun-21
You'll be ok with 4 points

From: Leo17
18-Jun-21
Draw results are up. Looks like I drew with 4 points

18-Jun-21
Drew for a late season ........( Muzzleloader)

Good luck to those who draw the bow tags.

Wish I could wait that long!

From: t-roy
18-Jun-21
Good luck, Leo and Rich!

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