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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Wednesday, November 16th – Iowa
We’ll be hunting in northwest Iowa near the South Dakota and Minnesota borders on day 19 of Iowa’s pheasant and quail hunting season.
Shooting Hours: 8AM to 4:30PM
Daily Limits: 3 rooster pheasants per day / 12 in possession. 8 quail per day / 16 in possession.
Public Hunting Land
We’ll be focusing our efforts on the state’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) with an emphasis on tracts of land Pheasants Forever’s Iowa chapters have helped acquire for public access. In fact, Iowa’s PF chapters have participated in opening up more than 77,000 acres in the state to public hunting through land acquisitions.
The Iowa DNR requires a non-resident hunting license ($112) and habitat stamp ($13) to hunt upland birds in the state. The license is good for the entire pheasant season. Resident and non-resident hunters born after January 1, 1972, must satisfactorily complete a hunter education course in order to obtain a hunting license.
Pheasants Forever’s Impact in Iowa
Pheasants Forever Chapters: 101 (more than any other state!)
Pheasants Forever Members: That is today’s Pheasants Forever trivia question on Facebook
Quail Forever Members: 302
Habitat projects completed by Pheasants Forever in Iowa: 100,016 projects
Total habitat acres improved by Pheasants Forever in Iowa: 1,004,971 acres
My Iowa Memories
As a kid from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, my formative years of bird hunting were spent in the woods targeting ruffed grouse and timberdoodles. It wasn’t till after my college years that I experienced the thrill of a rooster’s flush. That first flush and the first bird I slid into my game pouch, both occurred in Iowa. You know what they say about your first love . . . it’s similar with your first rooster.