Area deer hunting opportunities run through January 27


Harpers Ferry Deer Management Zone open to hunt ... The area outlined within the wide gray lines in the map above is the Harpers Ferry Deer Management Zone open to extended hunting through January 27. The zone has a northern border of Lansing and State Highway 9 and extends down to Monona and Marquette in the south, with Pleasant Ridge Road as its southern border. The Mississippi River obviously represents the eastern border, with a series of County gravel and paved roads creating the western border from Highway 9 to Monona. Submitted image.

Iowa hunters looking to continue their time in the field can purchase a license specific to the Harpers Ferry or Elkader deer management zone being offered by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Those deer management zones are included in the special January antlerless season that runs January 11-27.

This opportunity is for antlerless deer only and hunters who purchase one of these licenses are required to hunt within the zone boundary and provide a tissue sample if a deer is taken. The bulk of the land within the zones is privately owned. Hunters must secure permission from the landowner before entering private property. More information, including zone maps, is available at www.iowadnr.gov/cwd.

Licenses may be purchased for the Harpers Ferry zone (see map at right) at Barry’s MiniMart in Harpers Ferry, Sportsmen’s Unlimited in Waukon, or at the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines. Licenses for the Elkader zone may be purchased at the Elkader Coast-to-Coast in Elkader or at the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines.

Check stations will be open this Saturday and Sunday, January 12-13 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for each of the zones. Deer taken from the Harpers Ferry zone can be taken to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) office, located at 427 North First Street in Harpers Ferry. Outside of that time, successful hunters can call 563-349-7550 to arrange for sample collection. Deer taken from the Elkader zone can be taken to the Osborne Park, located at 29862 Osborne Road in Elkader. Outside of that time, successful hunters can call 563-349-7511 to arrange for sample collection.

In addition to the deer management zone licenses, Allamakee County has an estimated 500 antlerless deer licenses available for the county-wide January 11-27 antlerless deer season. Hunters may purchase these county specific licenses at any license sales agent until the quota fills or the season ends.
 

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