The state has added an extra three-day shotgun deer season after poor weather hampered the hunting in the regular seasons. The extra season begins today, and Ken Herring of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says there’s help if you gave up and threw away your hunting license.
Herring says the DNR website is up and running and you can log on and print off another license at no cost. Herring says you have to follow the regular season regulations when it comes to licenses. All hunters need to have either the unused deer tag, or a replacement, and it’s your responsibility to have the license with you.
Herring says when you shoot a deer, you are required to have the proper transportation tag on the deer. Herring says you should treat this hunt as if it were the start of a new season. Herring says you should re-check with landowners to be sure you have permission to hunt on their land. Also, he says you should be respectful and courteous of other hunters.
Herring says the extra season has already gotten lots of interest. He says some 1,200 people have downloaded duplicate licenses, and they also sold an additional 2,200 licenses. Herring says anyone who possessed a valid deer license during one of the 2007 shotgun deer seasons is eligible to participate in the December 21-23 extended season..