Iowa Non-resident question

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  1. pastorbigdan

    pastorbigdan Weekend Warrior

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    I'm hoping someone will clarify the process a bit. I know the application starts in May and we are working on a small group which means everyone has to know my account. I have been working w/ my guide but im not clear on the points. I realize we are 3 yrs or so out from being picked, so do we need to apply for the licence or just the preference points? And if we only need preference points, is there any advantage to applying for the licence. My guide says to apply for everything and they will refund the $ when we don't get picked. The Iowa website isn't all that clear. That in advance.

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    Cal the Iowa DNR License section at 1-800-367-1188. They should be able to answer your questions and steer you in the right direction.
     
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    Do you have any points yet? What zone are you applying for? Is your group going to bow hunt?

    What outfitter are you using?
     
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    So, no points yet but we are in the beginning stages of planning. Bow hunting for sure, planning a rut tumeframe hunt. We are looking at zone 5 and I have a guide from MO who also guides Iowa but haven't fully settled on that yet. Few other options are being talked about. It looks like it will be a 5 guy group and the stats say 2021 at this point. Any information would be be appreciated. Thx

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    There is zero reason to put in for a license this year or next. You will not draw zone 5 so just buy your point. You could put in for the license year 3 but would most likely draw until 2021 like you said.
     
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