Day 2 – Iowa

Day two was another good one. South howling wind brought migrators up from the south. The high field shot 73 snow geese while the low field shot 28. The low field shot a banded blue goose. That is our 3rd band of the year and at least a 10-year-old. Tomorrow is suppose to be a duplicate of todays weather wise.

Hunting licenses: Make sure you get the right licenses. It is on the website, in your confirmation letter, and posted below. One of the hunters didn’t get his Migratory Bird Fee (state waterfowl stamp). The warden checked them and the $10 license he didn’t know to get cost him a $380 ticket. When you buy the Migratory Bird Fee it will ask you the HIP questions…how many duck and geese you shot last year in Iowa.  The total a non-resident should pay is $135.

Iowa Spring Snow Goose Hunts:

  1. Hunting:  Resident 16 & older ($19) non-residents ($112) youth non-residents under 18 ($32)
  2. Habitat Fee: $13
  3. Migratory Bird Fee: $10
  4. Federal Duck Stamp: Not Required
  5. HIP Registration (Free)
  6. HUNTER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Resident and nonresident hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972, must satisfactorily complete a hunter education course to obtain a hunting license.