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Hunters are responsible for purchasing appropriate tags and licenses and obeying the regulations of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  Coal Camp Outfitters will require all hunters to produce a valid hunting license and tag, and provide proof of identification before being allowed to hunt on Coal Camp property.  All hunters are required to wear a safety harness while in tree stands.
 
Iowa tags are awarded through a lottery draw.  Nonresidents may apply for an any-deer license, or preference points, beginning at 6 a.m. on the first Saturday in May through the first Sunday following Memorial Day. Licenses may be applied for through the DNR's web-based license sales system or by calling 1-800-367-1188.  For more information, visit the Iowa DNR website via the link below, or call 515-281-5918.  If hunting with Coal Camp, you will need to designate Zone 5 in your application.  We'd be glad to send you a reminder for the 2017 application period.

Please note:  Although it is possible to draw a gun tag the first year you apply, we require non-resident hunters to have one preference point before we will reserve a gun week for you.  We require bow hunters to have three preference points going into the draw. Because of the limited number of hunters we host each year, we find these requirements help ensure a successful draw and allows better scheduling for both Coal Camp and our hunters. 

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