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Iowa Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Iowa Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Iowa's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Iowa's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 105399 deer with 47430 bucks and 57971 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Iowa's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for Iowa's deer habitat is 2.07 deer per square mile with 0.93 bucks per square mile and 1.15 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerIowa HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks
Anterless
Total1053992.07

Iowa Whitetail Deer Habitat

Iowa's total land area is 56309 square miles. This includes 4213 square miles of urbanized areas, 533 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Iowa is comprised of 51542 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest3877
Grassland9657
Crops36866
Wetland1046
Shrubland96
Total Habitat51542

Iowa Deer Hunting by County

Deer hunting and habitat information. Data is also provided about Eco Regions and Geo Points.

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