The Iowa Legislature passed a bill last year that allows a limited number of nonresident disabled veterans and disabled active military personnel to hunt in Iowa at resident prices.
To qualify for one of the special licenses in this program, the hunter must either be a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more, or serving on active duty in the federal military service and participating in the Integrated Disability Evaluation System. The applicant must also be a participant in a hunt conducted by an approved nonprofit organization that provides hunting experiences for disabled veterans and military personnel.
The Legislature allocated 25 anysex deer tags and 25 turkey tags for this program from an existing special license program for nonresident hunters who promote the state of Iowa and its natural resources. The tags will be available upon application, with a process to make sure that this opportunity is spread as evenly as possible among the nonprofit organizations that provide these hunting experiences.
Please go to http://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/HuntingLicensesLaws/LicenseApplications.aspx to find the applications.
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