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Posted: 12/20/2007 10:26:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2008 10:11:53 AM EDT by septic-tank13]
there is no reason in our electronic age to NOT be well informed of our rights, liberties, and those regulations imposed. for those things most pertinent, i'll copy and past them here with links to the home page of each site for you to browse. although there is much information, i'll try to stick to those items of immediate concern. booger, would you think about making this a tacked thread, as i'm of the opinion it is worthy at a minimum of consideration.

-michael



IOWA CODE chapter 724

724.1 OFFENSIVE WEAPONS.
An offensive weapon is any device or instrumentality of the
following types:
1. A machine gun. A machine gun is a firearm which shoots or is
designed to shoot more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a
single function of the trigger.
2. A short-barreled rifle or short-barreled shotgun. A
short-barreled rifle or short-barreled shotgun is a rifle with a
barrel or barrels less than sixteen inches in length or a shotgun
with a barrel or barrels less than eighteen inches in length, as
measured from the face of the closed bolt or standing breech to the
muzzle, or any rifle or shotgun with an overall length less than
twenty-six inches.
3. Any weapon other than a shotgun or muzzle loading rifle,
cannon, pistol, revolver or musket, which fires or can be made to
fire a projectile by the explosion of a propellant charge, which has
a barrel or tube with the bore of more than six-tenths of an inch in
diameter, or the ammunition or projectile therefor, but not including
antique weapons kept for display or lawful shooting.
4. A bomb, grenade, or mine, whether explosive, incendiary, or
poison gas; any rocket having a propellant charge of more than four
ounces; any missile having an explosive charge of more than
one-quarter ounce; or any device similar to any of these.
5. A ballistic knife. A ballistic knife is a knife with a
detachable blade which is propelled by a spring-operated mechanism,
elastic material, or compressed gas.
6. Any part or combination of parts either designed or intended
to be used to convert any device into an offensive weapon as
described in subsections 1 to 5 of this section, or to assemble into
such an offensive weapon, except magazines or other parts,
ammunition, or ammunition components used in common with lawful
sporting firearms or parts including but not limited to barrels
suitable for refitting to sporting firearms.
7. Any bullet or projectile containing any explosive mixture or
chemical compound capable of exploding or detonating prior to or upon
impact, or any shotshell or cartridge containing exothermic
pyrophoric misch metal as a projectile which is designed to throw or
project a flame or fireball to simulate a flamethrower.
Notwithstanding section 724.2, no person is authorized to possess
in this state a shotshell or cartridge intended to project a flame or
fireball of the type described in this section.
8. Any mechanical device specifically constructed and designed so
that when attached to a firearm silences, muffles, or suppresses the
sound when fired. However, this subsection does not apply to a
mechanical device possessed and used by a person solely for the
purpose of shooting a deer pursuant to an approved city special deer
population control plan if the person has a valid federal permit to
possess and use the mechanical device.
9. An offensive weapon or part or combination of parts therefor
shall not include the following:
a. An antique firearm. An antique firearm is any firearm
(including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap,
or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in or before 1898 or
any firearm which is a replica of such a firearm if such replica is
not designed or redesigned for using conventional rimfire or
centerfire ammunition or which uses only rimfire or centerfire fixed
ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United States and
which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial
trade.
b. A collector's item. A collector's item is any firearm
other than a machine gun that by reason of its date of manufacture,
value, design, and other characteristics is not likely to be used as
a weapon. The commissioner of public safety shall designate by rule
firearms which the commissioner determines to be collector's items
and shall revise or update the list of firearms at least annually.
c. Any device which is not designed or redesigned for use as
a weapon; any device which is designed solely for use as a signaling,
pyrotechnic, line-throwing, safety, or similar device; or any firearm
which is unserviceable by reason of being unable to discharge a shot
by means of an explosive and is incapable of being readily restored
to a firing condition.
Section History: Early Form

[C27, 31, 35, § 12960-b1; C39, § 12960.01; C46, 50, 54, 58,
62, 66, § 696.1; C71, 73, 75, 77, § 696.1, 697.10, 697.11; C79, 81, §
724.1]
Section History: Recent Form

83 Acts, ch 7, § 1; 88 Acts, ch 1164, § 2, 3; 92 Acts, ch 1004, §
1, 2; 2000 Acts, ch 1116, §7
Referred to in § 124.401, 809.21, 809A.17
724.2 AUTHORITY TO POSSESS OFFENSIVE WEAPONS.
Any of the following is authorized to possess an offensive weapon
when the person's duties or lawful activities require or permit such
possession:
1. Any peace officer.
2. Any member of the armed forces of the United States or of the
national guard.
3. Any person in the service of the United States.
4. A correctional officer, serving in an institution under the
authority of the Iowa department of corrections.
5. Any person who under the laws of this state and the United
States, is lawfully engaged in the business of supplying those
authorized to possess such devices.
6. Any person, firm or corporation who under the laws of this
state and the United States is lawfully engaged in the improvement,
invention or manufacture of firearms.
7. Any museum or similar place which possesses, solely as relics,
offensive weapons which are rendered permanently unfit for use.
8. A resident of this state who possesses an offensive weapon
which is a curio or relic firearm under the federal Firearms Act, 18
U.S.C. ch. 44, solely for use in the official functions of a
historical reenactment organization of which the person is a member,
if the offensive weapon has been permanently rendered unfit for the
firing of live ammunition. The offensive weapon may, however, be
adapted for the firing of blank ammunition.
9. A nonresident who possesses an offensive weapon which is a
curio or relic firearm under the federal Firearms Act, 18 U.S.C. ch.
44, solely for use in official functions in this state of a
historical reenactment organization of which the person is a member,
if the offensive weapon is legally possessed by the person in the
person's state of residence and the offensive weapon is at all times
while in this state rendered incapable of firing live ammunition. A
nonresident who possesses an offensive weapon under this subsection
while in this state shall not have in the person's possession live
ammunition. The offensive weapon may, however, be adapted for the
firing of blank ammunition.
Section History: Early Form

[C27, 31, 35, § 12960-b4, 12960-b5, 12960-b7; C39, § 12960.04,
12960.05, 12960.07; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, §
696.4--696.7; C79, 81, § 724.2]
Section History: Recent Form

83 Acts, ch 96, § 122, 159; 97 Acts, ch 166, §3
Referred to in § 724.1
724.2A PEACE OFFICER DEFINED.
As used in sections 724.6 and 724.11 regarding obtaining or
renewing a permit for the carrying of weapons, "peace officer"
includes a reserve peace officer as defined in section 80D.1A.
Section History: Recent Form

96 Acts, ch 1078, §1
Referred to in § 708.13
724.3 UNAUTHORIZED POSSESSION OF OFFENSIVE WEAPONS.

Any person, other than a person authorized herein, who knowingly
possesses an offensive weapon commits a class "D" felony.
Section History: Early Form

[C27, 31, 35, § 12960-b3; C39, § 12960.03; C46, 50, 54, 58,
62, 66, § 696.3; C71, 73, 75, 77, § 696.3, 697.11; C79, 81, § 724.3]
724.4 CARRYING WEAPONS.
1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who
goes armed with a dangerous weapon concealed on or about the person,
or who, within the limits of any city, goes armed with a pistol or
revolver, or any loaded firearm of any kind, whether concealed or
not, or who knowingly carries or transports in a vehicle a pistol or
revolver, commits an aggravated misdemeanor.
2. A person who goes armed with a knife concealed on or about the
person, if the person uses the knife in the commission of a crime,
commits an aggravated misdemeanor.
3. A person who goes armed with a knife concealed on or about the
person, if the person does not use the knife in the commission of a
crime:
a. If the knife has a blade exceeding eight inches in length,
commits an aggravated misdemeanor.
b. If the knife has a blade exceeding five inches but not
exceeding eight inches in length, commits a serious misdemeanor.
4. Subsections 1 through 3 do not apply to any of the following:
a. A person who goes armed with a dangerous weapon in the
person's own dwelling or place of business, or on land owned or
possessed by the person.
b. A peace officer, when the officer's duties require the
person to carry such weapons.
c. A member of the armed forces of the United States or of
the national guard or person in the service of the United States,
when the weapons are carried in connection with the person's duties
as such.
d. A correctional officer, when the officer's duties require,
serving under the authority of the Iowa department of corrections.
e. A person who for any lawful purpose carries an unloaded
pistol, revolver, or other dangerous weapon inside a closed and
fastened container or securely wrapped package which is too large to
be concealed on the person.
f. A person who for any lawful purpose carries or transports
an unloaded pistol or revolver in a vehicle inside a closed and
fastened container or securely wrapped package which is too large to
be concealed on the person or inside a cargo or luggage compartment
where the pistol or revolver will not be readily accessible to any
person riding in the vehicle or common carrier.
g. A person while the person is lawfully engaged in target
practice on a range designed for that purpose or while actually
engaged in lawful hunting.
h. A person who carries a knife used in hunting or fishing,
while actually engaged in lawful hunting or fishing.
i. A person who has in the person's possession and who
displays to a peace officer on demand a valid permit to carry weapons
which has been issued to the person, and whose conduct is within the
limits of that permit. A person shall not be convicted of a
violation of this section if the person produces at the person's
trial a permit to carry weapons which was valid at the time of the
alleged offense and which would have brought the person's conduct
within this exception if the permit had been produced at the time of
the alleged offense.
j. A law enforcement officer from another state when the
officer's duties require the officer to carry the weapon and the
officer is in this state for any of the following reasons:
(1) The extradition or other lawful removal of a prisoner from
this state.
(2) Pursuit of a suspect in compliance with chapter 806.
(3) Activities in the capacity of a law enforcement officer with
the knowledge and consent of the chief of police of the city or the
sheriff of the county in which the activities occur or of the
commissioner of public safety.
k. A person engaged in the business of transporting prisoners
under a contract with the Iowa department of corrections or a county
sheriff, a similar agency from another state, or the federal
government.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 4775-1a, -3a, -4a, -7a, -11a; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §
12936--12939; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, §
695.2--695.5; C79, 81, § 724.4]
Section History: Recent Form

83 Acts, ch 7, § 2; 83 Acts, ch 96, § 123, 159; 87 Acts, ch 13,
§5; 88 Acts, ch 1164, §4; 98 Acts, ch 1131, §3
Referred to in § 232.52, 724.4B, 724.5
724.4A WEAPONS FREE ZONES -- ENHANCED PENALTIES.
1. As used in this section, "weapons free zone" means the
area in or on, or within one thousand feet of, the real property
comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school, or in
or on the real property comprising a public park. A weapons free
zone shall not include that portion of a public park designated as a
hunting area under section 461A.42.
2. Notwithstanding sections 902.9 and 903.1, a person who commits
a public offense involving a firearm or offensive weapon, within a
weapons free zone, in violation of this or any other chapter shall be
subject to a fine of twice the maximum amount which may otherwise be
imposed for the public offense.
Section History: Recent Form

94 Acts, ch 1172, §53
724.4B CARRYING WEAPONS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS -- PENALTY
-- EXCEPTIONS.
1. A person who goes armed with, carries, or transports a firearm
of any kind, whether concealed or not, on the grounds of a school
commits a class "D" felony. For the purposes of this section,
"school" means a public or nonpublic school as defined in section
280.2.
2. Subsection 1 does not apply to the following:
a. A person listed under section 724.4, subsection 4,
paragraphs "b" through "f" or "j".
b. A person who has been specifically authorized by the
school to go armed, carry, or transport a firearm on the school
grounds, including for purposes of conducting an instructional
program regarding firearms.
Section History: Recent Form

95 Acts, ch 191, §53
Referred to in § 232.52
724.5 DUTY TO CARRY PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS.
A person armed with a revolver, pistol, or pocket billy concealed
upon the person shall have in the person's immediate possession the
permit provided for in section 724.4, subsection 4, paragraph
"i", and shall produce the permit for inspection at the request
of a peace officer. Failure to so produce a permit is a simple
misdemeanor.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 4775-8a; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12947; C46, 50, 54,
58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 695.15; C79, 81, § 724.5]
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1168, §60
724.6 PROFESSIONAL PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS.
1. A person may be issued a permit to carry weapons when the
person's employment in a private investigation business or private
security business licensed under chapter 80A, or a person's
employment as a peace officer, correctional officer, security guard,
bank messenger or other person transporting property of a value
requiring security, or in police work, reasonably justifies that
person going armed. The permit shall be on a form prescribed and
published by the commissioner of public safety, shall identify the
holder, and shall state the nature of the employment requiring the
holder to go armed. A permit so issued, other than to a peace
officer, shall authorize the person to whom it is issued to go armed
anywhere in the state, only while engaged in the employment, and
while going to and from the place of the employment. A permit issued
to a certified peace officer shall authorize that peace officer to go
armed anywhere in the state at all times. Permits shall expire
twelve months after the date when issued except that permits issued
to peace officers and correctional officers are valid through the
officer's period of employment unless otherwise canceled. When the
employment is terminated, the holder of the permit shall surrender it
to the issuing officer for cancellation.
2. Notwithstanding subsection 1, fire fighters, as defined in
section 411.1, subsection 9, airport fire fighters included under
section 97B.49B, emergency rescue technicians, and emergency medical
care providers, as defined in section 147A.1, shall not, as a
condition of employment, be required to obtain a permit under this
section. However, the provisions of this subsection shall not apply
to a person designated as an arson investigator by the chief fire
officer of a political subdivision.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 4775-4a, -7a; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12939,
12943--12945; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 695.5,
695.11--695.13; C79, 81, § 724.6]
Section History: Recent Form

83 Acts, ch 7, § 3; 84 Acts, ch 1235, § 17; 93 Acts, ch 31, §1; 94
Acts, ch 1183, §87; 95 Acts, ch 41, § 26; 98 Acts, ch 1183, §74; 2004
Acts, ch 1103, §58
Referred to in § 80A.13, 724.2A, 724.11, 724.13
724.7 NONPROFESSIONAL PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS.
Any person who can reasonably justify going armed may be issued a
nonprofessional permit to carry weapons. Such permits shall be on a
form prescribed and published by the commissioner of public safety,
which shall be readily distinguishable from the professional permit,
and shall identify the holder thereof, and state the reason for the
issuance of the permit, and the limits of the authority granted by
such permit. All permits so issued shall be for a definite period as
established by the issuing officer, but in no event shall exceed a
period of twelve months.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 4775-3a; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12938, 12945; C46, 50,
54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 695.4, 695.13; C79, 81, § 724.7]
Referred to in § 80A.13, 724.11, 724.13
724.8 PERSONS ELIGIBLE FOR PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS.

No person shall be issued a professional or nonprofessional permit
to carry weapons unless:
1. The person is eighteen years of age or older.
2. The person has never been convicted of a felony.
3. The person is not addicted to the use of alcohol or any
controlled substance.
4. The person has no history of repeated acts of violence.
5. The issuing officer reasonably determines that the applicant
does not constitute a danger to any person.
6. The person has never been convicted of any crime defined in
chapter 708, except "assault" as defined in section 708.1 and
"harassment" as defined in section 708.7.
Section Hiry: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.8]
Referred to in § 80A.13, 724.11, 724.13, 724.25, 724.27
Exception to subsection 2; see §724.27
724.9 FIREARM TRAINING PROGRAM.
A training program to qualify persons in the safe use of firearms
shall be provided by the issuing officer of permits, as provided in
section 724.11. The commissioner of public safety shall approve the
training program, and the county sheriff or the commissioner of
public safety conducting the training program within their respective
jurisdictions may contract with a private organization or use the
services of other agencies, or may use a combination of the two, to
provide such training. Any person eligible to be issued a permit to
carry weapons may enroll in such course. A fee sufficient to cover
the cost of the program may be charged each person attending.
Certificates of completion, on a form prescribed and published by the
commissioner of public safety, shall be issued to each person who
successfully completes the program. No person shall be issued either
a professional or nonprofessional permit unless the person has
received a certificate of completion or is a certified peace officer.
No peace officer or correctional officer, except a certified peace
officer, shall go armed with a pistol or revolver unless the officer
has received a certificate of completion, provided that this
requirement shall not apply to persons who are employed in this state
as peace officers on January 1, 1978 until July 1, 1978, or to peace
officers of other jurisdictions exercising their legal duties within
this state.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.9]
Referred to in § 80A.13, 724.11, 724.13
724.10 APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS --
CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK REQUIRED.

A person shall not be issued a permit to carry weapons unless the
person has completed and signed an application on a form to be
prescribed and published by the commissioner of public safety. The
application shall state the full name, driver's license or
nonoperator's identification card number, residence, and age of the
applicant, and shall state whether the applicant has ever been
convicted of a felony, whether the person is addicted to the use of
alcohol or any controlled substance, and whether the person has any
history of mental illness or repeated acts of violence. The
applicant shall also display an identification card that bears a
distinguishing number assigned to the cardholder, the full name, date
of birth, sex, residence address, and a brief description and colored
photograph of the cardholder. The sheriff shall conduct immediately
a criminal history check concerning each applicant by obtaining
criminal history data from the department of public safety. A person
who knowingly makes a false statement of material fact on the
application commits a class "D" felony.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 4775-4a, -7a; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12939, 12940;
C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 695.5, 695.6; C79, 81, §
724.10]
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1147, §1; 2002 Acts, ch 1055, §1
Referred to in § 80A.13, 724.11, 724.13
724.11 ISSUANCE OF PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS.
Applications for permits to carry weapons shall be made to the
sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides. Applications
from persons who are nonresidents of the state, or whose need to go
armed arises out of employment by the state, shall be made to the
commissioner of public safety. In either case, the issuance of the
permit shall be by and at the discretion of the sheriff or
commissioner, who shall, before issuing the permit, determine that
the requirements of sections 724.6 to 724.10 have been satisfied.
However, the training program requirements in section 724.9 may be
waived for renewal permits. The issuing officer shall collect a fee
of ten dollars, except from a duly appointed peace officer or
correctional officer, for each permit issued. Renewal permits or
duplicate permits shall be issued for a fee of five dollars. The
issuing officer shall notify the commissioner of public safety of the
issuance of any permit at least monthly and forward to the
commissioner an amount equal to two dollars for each permit issued
and one dollar for each renewal or duplicate permit issued. All such
fees received by the commissioner shall be paid to the treasurer of
state and deposited in the operating account of the department of
public safety to offset the cost of administering this chapter. Any
unspent balance as of June 30 of each year shall revert to the
general fund as provided by section 8.33.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 4775-3a; C24, 27, § 12941; C31, 35, § 12941, 12941-c1,
12941-d1; C39, § 12941, 12941.1, 12941.2; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62,
66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 695.7--695.9; C79, 81, § 724.11]
Section History: Recent Form

91 Acts, ch 207, §1; 97 Acts, ch 23, §78
Referred to in § 80A.13, 724.2A, 724.9, 724.15
724.12 PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS NOT TRANSFERABLE.
Permits to carry weapons shall be issued to a specific person
only, and may not be transferred from one person to another.
Section History: Early Form

[C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12942; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71,
73, 75, 77, § 695.10; C79, 81, § 724.12]
724.13 REVOCATION OF PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS.
The issuing officer may revoke any permit to carry weapons when
the officer learns that any of the conditions required for the
issuance of that permit as stated in sections 724.6 to 724.10 have
ceased to exist, or when the officer learns that that permit was
improperly issued. When the issuing officer revokes a permit, the
officer shall notify the permit holder of such revocation on a form
prescribed and published by the commissioner of public safety, and
shall forward a copy of the form to the commissioner of public
safety. From the time the permit holder receives notice of
revocation, the permit shall cease to have any force or effect.
Permit revocations may be reviewed by writ of certiorari.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 4775-6a; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12946; C46, 50, 54,
58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 695.14; C79, 81, § 724.13]
724.14 Repealed by 78 Acts, ch 1174, § 19.
724.15 ANNUAL PERMIT TO ACQUIRE PISTOLS OR
REVOLVERS.
1. Any person who acquires ownership of any pistol or revolver
shall first obtain an annual permit. An annual permit shall not be
issued to any person unless:
a. The person is twenty-one years of age or older.
b. The person has never been convicted of a felony.
c. The person is not addicted to the use of alcohol or a
controlled substance.
d. The person has no history of repeated acts of violence.
e. The person has never been convicted of a crime defined in
chapter 708, except "assault" as defined in section 708.1 and
"harassment" as defined in section 708.7.
f. The person has never been adjudged mentally incompetent.
2. Any person who acquires ownership of a pistol or revolver
shall not be required to obtain an annual permit if:
a. The person transferring the pistol or revolver and the
person acquiring the pistol or revolver are licensed firearms dealers
under federal law;
b. The pistol or revolver acquired is an antique firearm, a
collector's item, a device which is not designed or redesigned for
use as a weapon, a device which is designed solely for use as a
signaling, pyrotechnic, line-throwing, safety, or similar device, or
a firearm which is unserviceable by reason of being unable to
discharge a shot by means of an explosive and is incapable of being
readily restored to a firing condition; or
c. The person acquiring the pistol or revolver is authorized
to do so on behalf of a law enforcement agency.
d. The person has obtained a valid permit to carry weapons,
as provided in section 724.11.
e. The person transferring the pistol or revolver and the
person acquiring the pistol or revolver are related to one another
within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity unless the
person transferring the pistol or revolver knows that the person
acquiring the pistol or revolver would be ineligible to obtain a
permit.
3. The annual permit to acquire pistols or revolvers shall
authorize the permit holder to acquire one or more pistols or
revolvers during the period that the permit remains valid. If the
issuing officer determines that the applicant has become disqualified
under the provisions of subsection 1, the issuing officer may
immediately invalidate the permit.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.15]
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1147, § 2, 3
Referred to in § 724.16, 724.19, 724.27
Exception to subsection 1, paragraphs b and e; see §724.27
724.16 ANNUAL PERMIT TO ACQUIRE REQUIRED -- TRANSFER
PROHIBITED.
1. Except as otherwise provided in section 724.15, subsection 2,
a person who acquires ownership of a pistol or revolver without a
valid annual permit to acquire pistols or revolvers or a person who
transfers ownership of a pistol or revolver to a person who does not
have in the person's possession a valid annual permit to acquire
pistols or revolvers is guilty of an aggravated misdemeanor.
2. A person who transfers ownership of a pistol or revolver to a
person that the transferor knows is prohibited by section 724.15 from
acquiring ownership of a pistol or revolver commits a class "D"
felony.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.16]
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1147, §4; 94 Acts, ch 1172, §54
724.16A TRAFFICKING IN STOLEN WEAPONS.
A person who knowingly transfers or acquires possession, or who
facilitates the transfer, of a stolen firearm commits a class "D"
felony for a first offense and a class "C" felony for second and
subsequent offenses or if the weapon is used in the commission of a
public offense. However, this section shall not apply to a person
purchasing stolen firearms through a buy-back program sponsored by a
law enforcement agency if the firearms are returned to their rightful
owners or destroyed.
Section History: Recent Form

94 Acts, ch 1172, §55; 97 Acts, ch 119, § 1, 3, 4
Section affirmed and reenacted effective May 6, 1997; legislative
findings; 97 Acts, ch 119, § 1, 3, 4
724.17 APPLICATION FOR ANNUAL PERMIT TO ACQUIRE --
CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK REQUIRED.
The application for an annual permit to acquire pistols or
revolvers may be made to the sheriff of the county of the applicant's
residence and shall be on a form prescribed and published by the
commissioner of public safety. The application shall state the full
name of the applicant, the driver's license or nonoperator's
identification card number of the applicant, the residence of the
applicant, and the age of the applicant. The applicant shall also
display an identification card that bears a distinguishing number
assigned to the cardholder, the full name, date of birth, sex,
residence address, and brief description and colored photograph of
the cardholder, or other identification as specified by rule of the
department of public safety. The sheriff shall conduct a criminal
history check concerning each applicant by obtaining criminal history
data from the department of public safety. A person who knowingly
makes a false statement of material fact on the application commits a
class "D" felony.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.17]
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1147, § 5; 2002 Acts, ch 1055, §2
724.18 PROCEDURE FOR MAKING APPLICATION FOR ANNUAL
PERMIT TO ACQUIRE.

A person may personally request the sheriff to mail an application
for an annual permit to acquire pistols or revolvers, and the sheriff
shall immediately forward to such person an application for an annual
permit to acquire pistols or revolvers. A person shall upon
completion of the application personally deliver such application to
the sheriff who shall note the period of validity on the application
and shall immediately issue the annual permit to acquire pistols or
revolvers to the applicant. For the purposes of this section the
date of application shall be the date on which the sheriff received
the completed application.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.18]
724.19 ISSUANCE OF ANNUAL PERMIT TO ACQUIRE.
The annual permit to acquire pistols or revolvers shall be issued
to the applicant immediately upon completion of the application
unless the applicant is disqualified under the provisions of section
724.15 and shall be on a form prescribed and published by the
commissioner of public safety. The permit shall contain the name of
the permittee, the residence of the permittee, and the effective date
of the permit.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.19]
Section History: Recent Form

2002 Acts, ch 1055, §3
724.20 VALIDITY OF ANNUAL PERMIT TO ACQUIRE PISTOLS
OR REVOLVERS.
The permit shall be valid throughout the state and shall be valid
three days after the date of application and shall be invalid one
year after the date of application.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.20]
724.21 GIVING FALSE INFORMATION WHEN ACQUIRING
WEAPON.
A person who gives a false name or presents false identification,
or otherwise knowingly gives false material information to one from
whom the person seeks to acquire a pistol or revolver, commits a
class "D" felony.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 4775-10a; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12955; C46, 50, 54,
58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 695.23; C79, 81, § 724.21]
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1147, §6
724.22 PERSONS UNDER TWENTY-ONE -- SALE, LOAN, GIFT,
MAKING AVAILABLE -- POSSESSION.
1. Except as provided in subsection 3, a person who sells, loans,
gives, or makes available a rifle or shotgun or ammunition for a
rifle or shotgun to a minor commits a serious misdemeanor for a first
offense and a class "D" felony for second and subsequent offenses.
2. Except as provided in subsections 4 and 5, a person who sells,
loans, gives, or makes available a pistol or revolver or ammunition
for a pistol or revolver to a person below the age of twenty-one
commits a serious misdemeanor for a first offense and a class "D"
felony for second and subsequent offenses.
3. A parent, guardian, spouse who is eighteen years of age or
older, or another with the express consent of the minor's parent or
guardian or spouse who is eighteen years of age or older may allow a
minor to possess a rifle or shotgun or the ammunition therefor which
may be lawfully used.
4. A person eighteen, nineteen, or twenty years of age may
possess a firearm and the ammunition therefor while on military duty
or while a peace officer, security guard or correctional officer,
when such duty requires the possession of such a weapon or while the
person receives instruction in the proper use thereof from an
instructor who is twenty-one years of age or older.
5. A parent or guardian or spouse who is twenty-one years of age
or older, of a person fourteen years of age but less than twenty-one
may allow the person to possess a pistol or revolver or the
ammunition therefor for any lawful purpose while under the direct
supervision of the parent or guardian or spouse who is twenty-one
years of age or older, or while the person receives instruction in
the proper use thereof from an instructor twenty-one years of age or
older, with the consent of such parent, guardian or spouse.
6. For the purposes of this section, caliber .22 rimfire
ammunition shall be deemed to be rifle ammunition.
7. Access to loaded firearms by children restricted --
penalty. It shall be unlawful for any person to store or leave a
loaded firearm which is not secured by a trigger lock mechanism,
placed in a securely locked box or container, or placed in some other
location which a reasonable person would believe to be secure from a
minor under the age of fourteen years, if such person knows or has
reason to believe that a minor under the age of fourteen years is
likely to gain access to the firearm without the lawful permission of
the minor's parent, guardian, or person having charge of the minor,
the minor lawfully gains access to the firearm without the consent of
the minor's parent, guardian, or person having charge of the minor,
and the minor exhibits the firearm in a public place in an unlawful
manner, or uses the firearm unlawfully to cause injury or death to a
person. This subsection does not apply if the minor obtains the
firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by any person. A violation
of this subsection is punishable as a serious misdemeanor.
Section History: Early Form

[C97, § 5004; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12958; C46, 50, 54, 58,
62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 695.26; C79, 81, § 724.22]
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1147, §7; 94 Acts, ch 1023, §119; 94 Acts, ch 1172,
§56
724.23 RECORDS KEPT BY COMMISSIONER. The commissioner of public safety shall maintain a permanent
record of all valid permits to carry weapons and of current permit
revocations.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.23]
Section History: Recent Form

83 Acts, ch 7, § 4
724.24 PURCHASE OR SALE OF FIREARMS IN CONTIGUOUS
STATES.
Repealed by 2002 Acts, ch 1055, § 5.
724.25 FELONY AND ANTIQUE FIREARM DEFINED.
1. As used in sections 724.8, subsection 2, and 724.26, the word
"felony" means any offense punishable in the jurisdiction where
it occurred by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, but does
not include any offense, other than an offense involving a firearm or
explosive, classified as a misdemeanor under the laws of the state
and punishable by a term of imprisonment of two years or less.
2. As used in this chapter an "antique firearm" means any
firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock,
percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in
or before 1898. An antique firearm also means a replica of a firearm
so described if the replica is not designed or redesigned for using
rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition or if the replica
uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition which is no
longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily
available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.25]
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1065, § 1
724.26 POSSESSION, RECEIPT, TRANSPORTATION, OR
DOMINION AND CONTROL OF FIREARMS AND OFFENSIVE WEAPONS BY FELONS.

A person who is convicted of a felony in a state or federal court,
or who is adjudicated delinquent on the basis of conduct that would
constitute a felony if committed by an adult, and who knowingly has
under the person's dominion and control or possession, receives, or
transports or causes to be transported a firearm or offensive weapon
is guilty of a class "D" felony.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.26]
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1147, §8; 97 Acts, ch 126, §47; 2002 Acts, ch 1055,
§4; 2002 Acts, ch 1175, §94; 2002 Acts, 2nd Ex, ch 1003, §243, 262
Referred to in § 724.25, 724.27
Exception; see §724.27
724.27 OFFENDERS' RIGHTS RESTORED.
The provisions of section 724.8, subsection 2, section 724.15,
subsection 1, paragraphs "b" and "e", and section 724.26
shall not apply to a person who is eligible to have the person's
civil rights regarding firearms restored under section 914.7 and who
is pardoned or has had the person's civil rights restored by the
President of the United States or the chief executive of a state and
who is expressly authorized by the President of the United States or
such chief executive to receive, transport, or possess firearms or
destructive devices.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 724.27]
Section History: Recent Form

94 Acts, ch 1172, §57
724.28 PROHIBITION OF REGULATION BY POLITICAL
SUBDIVISIONS.

A political subdivision of the state shall not enact an ordinance
regulating the ownership, possession, legal transfer, lawful
transportation, registration, or licensing of firearms when the
ownership, possession, transfer, or transportation is otherwise
lawful under the laws of this state. An ordinance regulating
firearms in violation of this section existing on or after April 5,
1990, is void.
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1147, §9
724.29 FIREARM DEVICES.
A person who sells or offers for sale a manual or power- driven
trigger activating device constructed and designed so that when
attached to a firearm increases the rate of fire of the firearm is
guilty of an aggravated misdemeanor.
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1147, §10
724.30 RECKLESS USE OF A FIREARM. A person who intentionally discharges a firearm in a reckless
manner commits the following:
1. A class "C" felony if a serious injury occurs.
2. A class "D" felony if a bodily injury which is not a serious
injury occurs.
3. An aggravated misdemeanor if property damage occurs without a
serious injury or bodily injury occurring.
4. A simple misdemeanor if no injury to a person or damage to
property occurs.

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<­BR>courtesy of dmacbow:

I thought this might be useful for everyone. This is straight from the Iowa Code. Everyone who carries a weapon should know what this says.

704.1. Reasonable force
"Reasonable force" is that force and no more which a reasonable person, in like circumstances, would judge to be necessary to prevent an injury or loss and can include deadly force if it is reasonable to believe that such force is necessary to avoid injury or risk to one's life or safety or the life or safety of another, or it is reasonable to believe that such force is necessary to resist a like force or threat. Reasonable force, including deadly force, may be used even if an alternative course of action is available if the alternative entails a risk to life or safety, or the life or safety of a third party, or requires one to abandon or retreat from one's dwelling or place of business or employment.

704.2. Deadly force

The term "deadly force" means any of the following:

1. Force used for the purpose of causing serious injury.

2. Force which the actor knows or reasonably should know will create a strong probability that serious injury will result.

3. The discharge of a firearm, other than a firearm loaded with less lethal munitions and discharged by a peace officer, corrections officer, or corrections official in the line of duty, in the direction of some person with the knowledge of the person's presence there, even though no intent to inflict serious physical injury can be shown.

4. The discharge of a firearm, other than a firearm loaded with less lethal munitions and discharged by a peace officer, corrections officer, or corrections official in the line of duty, at a vehicle in which a person is known to be.

As used in this section, "less lethal munitions" means projectiles which are designed to stun, temporarily incapacitate, or cause temporary discomfort to a person without penetrating the person's body.

704.3. Defense of self or another
A person is justified in the use of reasonable force when the person reasonably believes that such force is necessary to defend oneself or another from any imminent use of unlawful force.

704.4. Defense of property
A person is justified in the use of reasonable force to prevent or terminate criminal interference with the person's possession or other right in property. Nothing in this section authorizes the use of any spring gun or trap which is left unattended and unsupervised and which is placed for the purpose of preventing or terminating criminal interference with the possession of or other right in property.

Remember the key word here is REASONABLE. And that means what other people might feel is reasonable, not just you.

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State Laws and Published Ordinances:

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Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide:

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Iowa Laws, etc.

iowa laws and iowa code (past and present)

Iowa Weapons Laws (from the DPS {dept of public safety})

Iowa DNR (dept of natural resources) hunting, fishing, and trapping regs

iowa DNR administrative rules

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Link Posted: 12/21/2007 4:02:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2007 9:41:49 AM EDT
+2
Link Posted: 12/21/2007 11:59:37 AM EDT

5. A ballistic knife. A ballistic knife is a knife with a
detachable blade which is propelled by a spring-operated mechanism,
elastic material, or compressed gas.


Ballistic knife sounded a lot cooler than what it is.
Link Posted: 12/21/2007 1:53:48 PM EDT
So clearly non shotgun based AOWs and destructive devices over 50cal but under 60caliber would be allowed.
Link Posted: 12/21/2007 2:22:55 PM EDT
Septic,

Don't worry about a little goof on this issue. I work for an Iowa Sheriff's Office, I'm the Firearms Instructor, and I used to teach the Concealed Weapons safety course. I still have problems understanding it all, and frequently have to look up things in the Iowa Code. Thanks for posting the Code foe everyone to read.

BTW I'm also the one that got accused of being "anti-gun" in our weapons safety class in the forum on CCW permits a while ago. I guess because I tell people that a gun shouldn't be used by some one who just plans to "bluff" someone with it. There are too many peoiple out there who will not be afraid of it and take it away from them and use it on them. I always recommend that if they couldn't see themselves pulling the trigger and putting a high velocity piece of metal into another person's body, they might want to consider carrying a non-lethal means of defending themselves.

Anyway, Thanks.

"Still training Sheepdogs, One Puppy at a time!"
Link Posted: 12/21/2007 6:43:53 PM EDT
dmacbow,

You speak the truth. Keep up the good fight and be safe.

From a retired Sheepdog.

Link Posted: 12/22/2007 11:20:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2007 11:24:22 AM EDT by booger-hooker]
Link Posted: 12/22/2007 11:21:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2008 1:10:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2008 1:17:23 PM EDT by Halo_is_for_Kids]
dmacbow said:
height=8
BTW I'm also the one that got accused of being "anti-gun" in our weapons safety class in the forum on CCW permits a while ago. I guess because I tell people that a gun shouldn't be used by some one who just plans to "bluff" someone with it. There are too many peoiple out there who will not be afraid of it and take it away from them and use it on them. I always recommend that if they couldn't see themselves pulling the trigger and putting a high velocity piece of metal into another person's body, they might want to consider carrying a non-lethal means of defending themselves.


This the tread you're referring to? I never saw any accusatory remarks that claimed you were anti-gun just anti shall-issue.
www.iowacarry.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11779&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&sid=e185ed7c5b2ca643deec7bc0433aa169

Did you reply on that thread?

This was my posted opinion of the class:
height=8
As for the quality of the class:

The instructor followed the curriculum of the course handout.

The pace of the course of fire was great for beginning shooters, and the staff on the range was very supportive to those having trouble. Because of the range instructors coaching, I was able to improve my performance.

Safety on the range was paramount; however, two of the three rules were broken in the classroom. The trigger was pulled on an unloaded gun (while it was facing the class) to demonstrate the rotation of a revolver's cylinder. While it was relatively safe, I felt that it sent mixed messages to the class.

I would have liked to see more focus on methods of carry. Holster types, selection, etc.

I would have liked to see more focus on situations where lethal force is justified. The unit on lethal force only clarified the definition of lethal force. It was presented that lethal force is only justified if you are in fear of your life or the life of another. I agree completely, but I would have liked examples of situations in which is it reasonable to fear for your life. The 21 foot rule, disparity of force, etc. (This would be a good portion of the class to have a lawyer instruct.)

The instructor presented that shall issue concealed carry is not fit for Iowa.
His reasons were:
-The low crime rate (only 10 homicides in Des Moines)
-The cost of implementation to the taxpayer (Utah was cited as an example: 2,000 out of state (non-resident) permits were issued years ago and 36,000 recently.)
-The lack of a need (most shootings in the state are people looking for trouble: criminals, drug dealers, etc.)

I got the feeling that concealed carry was not important to him; he stated that he doesn't carry his gun due to the hassle.
Link Posted: 1/3/2008 9:27:08 PM EDT
Halo sent me a message, this was my response to him

"Halo,

Thanks for checking in with me. I didn't see your post there. That was not my class, and yours was not the response I was referring to. I read yours and it wasn't bad. If it had been my class, I wouldn't have a problem with your comments. Constructive criticism is always welcome.

I don't remember who made the post I was talking about, it's been a while ago. It just got under my skin, saying I was anti gun. I've been around guns all my life, and carry at least one every day of my life. My kids have been raised with guns. They were taught to shoot before they were big enough to hold the guns up by themselves. The girls have all taken multiple deer, with black powder and bow. The Poster also commented that the class was full of the Sheriff's buddies. When ever I've done a class there have been people in the class that I knew, it's a small town. I also believe in calling people by their name and getting them involved in the class.

I'll try to post this in the forum when I have a few minutes to spare.

Stay Safe"

Having said that, I wouldn't agree with the instructor on some points Halo refers to, but that's human nature. I have been fortunate to attend a lot of different training sessions over the years. Some were good, some not. I've learned that even from the good ones I usually pick up 2-3 things that I can use and fold into my personal tool box. Hopefully when you guys go to such a class, it's with an open mind, and with the understading that the instructor doesn't have all the answers, no matter how much we wish he (or she) did. It's just a sum total of their experiences. Personally I wish more people would provide useful ideas such as Halo suggested.

"Still training Sheepdogs, one Puppy at a time."
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 12:09:40 AM EDT
Thank you for posting this!

Just to clear it up a little, SBR's are clearly out of the question for me, but it makes no mention of surpressors?

Does this mean I'm actually allowed to own one in Iowa? (From VA, IA laws are crazy..lol)
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 7:33:36 AM EDT
nope. it falls in there also...
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 2:21:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2008 2:24:37 PM EDT by Acer2428]
...I'm moving.

Just re-read it and I don't know how I missed that section. Man, you'd think we'd be allowed to have some of this stuff with so much OPEN SPACE.

Iowans can't own a can, but people in Conneticut can!?!?!
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 2:34:31 PM EDT
things may change. if you're called on to act regarding this issue, will you?
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 3:39:08 PM EDT
You know, I don't know.

I'm selfish I guess. I really want one, but I'm not sure I want OTHER people having them...lol.

I mean, some of the self-proclaimed 'gun' people I've met....wow.

Yes, I'm willing to join the campaign.... Even though it will most likely land us all in Guantanimo...lol
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 5:54:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Acer2428:
You know, I don't know.


i only ask because i've observed something i'm not fond of around iowa. we are a state full of sportsmen (men and women alike) and although we like our guns, we do nearly nothing as a group to further the cause or even at a minimum to stop the erosion of those rights and priviledges we still retain.

i'd bet 90% of those on this forum would support CCW in iowa. and of those folks, 15% or less back the cause. of those members on iowacarry.org that are interested in the cause few talk with their congressional reps and discuss those feelings they are passionate about.

we're ALL freeborn men and women. to speak with a state senator/rep isn't something to shy away from. they'll give you the time and respect you deserve if you reciprocate. we're intimidated, and opt to take the easy road too often. i have a big problem with that. but frankly, and admittedly, it has only been in the last couple years that i've left behind the same thing myself. i was guilty of the same behavior myself...

so, if we want the law changed, i'll help because I KNOW we can do it. but it'll take every single one of us. those of us who bitch but aren't willing to pitch in become a larger problem than we realize. we, as a group, decide the backing and support is there to pursue a cause, then we find out at much personal sacrifice that we don't have our poop in a group. thus, our cause is not only dead, but set back with a black eye.

i'm not lecturing. but i am giving you the perception the legislature has of us and what it means to us all at this level.

something to think about isn't it?
Link Posted: 1/17/2008 10:50:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2008 10:10:33 AM EDT
i added quite a few additions this morning. if ANYONE has a question about anything, please know and believe that NONE are foolish. i'd like for everyone to be well informed and have access to anything they are curious about. post it here, IM me, email, it doesn't matter... if we can link to more information we'll all be better off. i'm not saying i have the answers, but i do have the desire to find them and make them public for all.

Link Posted: 3/25/2008 9:16:36 PM EDT
Looked for info on FTF transfers. Picking up a shotgun from a member here tomorrow. What all do I need to give him other than showing him my ID to prove residency?
Link Posted: 3/25/2008 9:37:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SamW:
Looked for info on FTF transfers. Picking up a shotgun from a member here tomorrow. What all do I need to give him other than showing him my ID to prove residency?


that is about it. long guns aren't a problem. pistols require a genuine "transfer" unless you're a close relative.

you should be ok. to be on the safe side, both of you would be wise to trade information for accountability purposes...
Link Posted: 3/25/2008 10:38:30 PM EDT
I figured he would have a B.O.S for me to sign. That's how I would do it anyhow. It's just a single shot 12ga. to sit out in the shop. Powder half-turned so I have a bunch of 600 FPS #8 shot loads...lol Perfect for ferril cats.
Link Posted: 9/27/2008 2:16:39 PM EDT
recent discussion over 483A prompted me to add this as well:

CHAPTER 483A FISHING AND HUNTING LICENSES, CONTRABAND, AND GUNS
This chapter not enacted as a part of this title; transferred from chapter 110 in Code 1993 See §481A.134 and 481A.135 for point system and additional penalties

483A.1 LICENSES -- FEES.
483A.1A DEFINITIONS.
483A.2 DUAL RESIDENCY.
483A.3 WILDLIFE HABITAT FEE.
483A.3A FISH HABITAT DEVELOPMENT FUNDING.
483A.3B GAME BIRD HABITAT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.
483A.4 "PERMANENT DISABILITY" DEFINED.
483A.5 LICENSE FOR FUR-BEARING ANIMALS.
483A.6 TROUT FISHING FEE.
483A.7 WILD TURKEY LICENSE AND TAG.
483A.8 DEER LICENSE AND TAG.
483A.8A DEER HARVEST REPORTING SYSTEM.
483A.8B SENIOR CROSSBOW DEER HUNTING LICENSES.
483A.9 BLANKS.
483A.10 ISSUANCE OF LICENSES.
483A.11 LICENSE AGENTS.
483A.12 FEES.
483A.13 DESTROYED BLANKS.
483A.14 DUPLICATE LICENSES AND PERMITS.
483A.15 ACCOUNTING.
483A.16 DUPLICATE ISSUANCE.
483A.17 TENURE OF LICENSE.
483A.18 FORM OF LICENSES.
483A.19 SHOWING LICENSE DOCUMENT TO OFFICER.
483A.20 RECIPROCITY.
483A.21 REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION.
483A.22 RECORD OF REVOCATION.
483A.22A SALE OF LICENSE LISTS.
483A.23 GAME BIRDS OR ANIMALS AS PETS.
483A.24 WHEN LICENSE NOT REQUIRED -- SPECIAL LICENSES.
483A.24A HARVESTED DEER.
483A.24B SPECIAL DEER HUNTS.
483A.24C DEER DEPREDATION MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS -- PERMITS.
483A.25 PHEASANT AND QUAIL RESTORATION PROGRAM -- APPROPRIATIONS.
483A.26 FALSE CLAIMS.
483A.27 HUNTER SAFETY AND ETHICS EDUCATION PROGRAM -- LICENSE REQUIREMENT.
483A.28 AND 483A.29
483A.30 NONRESIDENT DEER AND TURKEY LICENSE FEES.
483A.31 RECIPROCAL FISHING PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED.
483A.32 PUBLIC NUISANCE.
483A.33 DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY SEIZED AS PUBLIC NUISANCE.
483A.34 RIGHT TO APPEAL.
483A.35 "GUN" DEFINED.
483A.36 MANNER OF CONVEYANCE.
483A.37 PROHIBITED GUNS.
483A.38 FREE FISHING DAYS.
483A.39 THROUGH 483A.41
483A.42 PENALTIES.
483A.43 THROUGH 483A.49
483A.50 DEFINITIONS.
483A.51 BONDS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION.
483A.52 ADDITIONAL POWERS OF COMMISSION.
483A.53 PAYMENT OF BONDS.
483A.54 NONLIABILITY OF THE STATE AND ITS OFFICIALS.
483A.55 BONDS AS LEGAL INVESTMENTS.
483A.56 RIGHTS OF BONDHOLDERS.
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483A.1 LICENSES -- FEES.
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person shall not
fish, trap, hunt, pursue, catch, kill, take in any manner, use, have
possession of, sell, or transport all or a part of any wild animal,
bird, game, or fish, the protection and regulation of which is
desirable for the conservation of resources of the state, without
first obtaining a license for that purpose and the payment of a fee
as follows:
1. Residents:
a. Fishing license .................... $ 17.00
b. Fishing license, lifetime, sixty-five
years or older .................... $ 50.50
c. Hunting license .................... $ 17.00
d. Hunting license, lifetime, sixty-five
years or older .................... $ 50.50
e. Deer hunting license .................... $ 25.50
f. Wild turkey hunting license .................... $ 22.50
g. Fur harvester license, sixteen years
or older .................... $ 20.50
h. Fur harvester license, under sixteen
years of age .................... $ 5.50
i. Fur dealer license .................... $225.50
j. Aquaculture unit license .................... $ 25.50
k. Retail bait dealer license .................... $ 30.50
l. Fishing license, seven-day .................... $ 11.50
m. Trout fishing fee .................... $ 10.50
n. Game breeder license .................... $ 15.50
o. Taxidermy license .................... $ 15.50
p. Falconry license .................... $ 20.50
q. Wildlife habitat fee .................... $ 11.00
r. Migratory game bird fee .................... $ 8.00
s. Fishing license, one-day .................... $ 7.50
t. Wholesale bait dealer license .................... $125.00
2. Nonresidents:
a. Fishing license, annual .................... $ 39.00
b. Fishing license, seven-day .................... $ 30.00
c. Hunting license, eighteen years of
age or older .................... $ 80.00
d. Hunting license, under eighteen
years of age .................... $ 30.00
e. Deer hunting license, antlered or
any sex deer .................... $220.00
f. Deer hunting license, antlerless
deer only, required with the purchase
of an antlered or any sex deer hunting
license .................... $100.00
g. Deer hunting license, antlerless
deer only .................... $150.00
h. Wild turkey hunting license .................... $100.00
i. Fur harvester license .................... $200.00
j. Fur dealer license .................... $501.00
k. Location permit for fur dealers $ 56.00
l. Aquaculture unit license .................... $ 56.00
m. Retail bait dealer license .................... $125.00
or the amount for the same type of
license in the nonresident's state,
whichever is greater
n. Trout fishing fee .................... $ 13.00
o. Game breeder license .................... $ 26.00
p. Taxidermy license .................... $ 26.00
q. Falconry license .................... $ 26.00
r. Wildlife habitat fee .................... $ 11.00
s. Migratory game bird fee .................... $ 8.00
t. Fishing license, three-day .................... $ 15.50
u. Wholesale bait dealer license .................... $250.00
or the amount for the same type of
license in the nonresident's state,
whichever is greater
v. Fishing license, one-day .................... $ 8.50

Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 2563-a2, -o, -p; SS15, § 2547-a, 2562-b, 2563-a1; C24, §
1706, 1718, 1719, 1748, 1752, 1756, 1779; C27, § 1706, 1718, 1719,
1719-a1, 1748, 1752, 1756, 1779; C31, § 1706, 1718, 1718-c1, 1719,
1719-a1, 1748, 1752, 1756, 1766-c3, 1779; C35, § 1794-e1; C39, §
1794.082; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §
110.1]
Section History: Recent Form

84 Acts, ch 1199, § 2; 84 Acts, ch 1260, § 2; 86 Acts, ch 1114, §
1; 86 Acts, ch 1141, § 17; 86 Acts, ch 1240, § 1; 89 Acts, ch 90, §
2; 89 Acts, ch 237, § 1; 89 Acts, ch 238, § 1; 91 Acts, ch 237, § 3;
92 Acts, ch 1216, § 10, 11
C93, § 483A.1
95 Acts, ch 12, § 1; 95 Acts, ch 46, § 2; 98 Acts, ch 1199, §5,
27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30; 2001 Acts, ch 137, §5; 2001 Acts, ch 148,
§1--3, 9; 2002 Acts, ch 1141, §1; 2003 Acts, ch 120, § 1--4, 6; 2003
Acts, ch 152, § 1--3, 6; 2005 Acts, ch 139, §3; 2007 Acts, ch 194,
§1, 2
Referred to in § 331.605, 483A.1A, 483A.8, 717F.7, 805.8B(3p)
Commercial fishing licenses, see § 482.4
For applicable scheduled fines, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph p
483A.1A DEFINITIONS.
As used in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Commission" means the natural resource commission.
2. "Department" means the department of natural resources
created under section 455A.2.
3. "Director" means the director of the department.
4. "License" means a privilege granted by the commission to
fish, hunt, fur harvest, pursue, catch, kill, take in any manner,
use, have possession of, sell, or transport all or part of a wild
animal, bird, game, or fish, including any privilege related to a
license granted by issuance of a stamp or a payment of a fee.
5. "License agent" means an individual, business, or
governmental agency authorized to sell a license.
6. "License document" means an authorization, certificate, or
permit issued by the department or a license agent that lists and
confers one or more license privileges.
7. "Resident" means a natural person who meets any of the
following criteria:
a. Has physically resided in this state at least thirty
consecutive days immediately before applying for or purchasing a
resident license under this chapter and has been issued an Iowa
driver's license or an Iowa nonoperator's identification card.
b. Is a full-time student at an educational institution
located in this state and resides in this state while attending the
educational institution. A student qualifies as a resident pursuant
to this paragraph only for the purpose of purchasing any resident
license specified in section 483A.1 or 484A.2.
c. Is a nonresident under eighteen years of age whose parent
is a resident of this state.
d. Is a member of the armed forces of the United States who
is serving on active duty, claims residency in this state, and has
filed a state individual income tax return as a resident pursuant to
chapter 422, division II, for the preceding tax year, or is stationed
in this state.
e. Is registered to vote in this state.
Section tory: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1858
C87, § 110.1A
C93, § 483A.1A
95 Acts, ch 76, § 1; 2000 Acts, ch 1116, §3--5; 2000 Acts, ch
1175, §1, 2; 2001 Acts, ch 134, §3; 2003 Acts, ch 37, §1
Referred to in § 483A.2
483A.2 DUAL RESIDENCY.
A resident license shall be limited to persons who do not claim
any resident privileges, except as defined in section 483A.1A,
subsection 7, paragraphs "b", "c", and "d", in another
state or country. A person shall not purchase or apply for any
resident license or permit if that person has claimed residency in
any other state or country.
Section History: Recent Form

2000 Acts, ch 1116, §6
483A.3 WILDLIFE HABITAT FEE.
1. A resident or nonresident person required to have a hunting or
fur harvester license shall not hunt or trap unless the person has
paid the wildlife habitat fee. This section shall not apply to
residents who have permanent disabilities or who are younger than
sixteen or older than sixty-five years of age. Wildlife habitat fees
shall be administered in the same manner as hunting and fur harvester
licenses except all revenue derived from wildlife habitat fees shall
be used within the state of Iowa for habitat development and shall be
deposited in the state fish and game protection fund, except as
provided in subsection 2. The revenue may be used for the matching
of federal funds. The revenues and any matched federal funds shall
be used for acquisition of land, leasing of land, or obtaining of
easements from willing sellers for use as wildlife habitats.
Notwithstanding the exemption provided by section 427.1, any land
acquired with the revenues and matched federal funds shall be subject
to the full consolidated levy of property taxes which shall be paid
from those revenues. In addition the revenue may be used for the
development and enhancement of wildlife lands and habitat areas. Not
less than fifty percent of all revenue from wildlife habitat fees
shall be used by the commission to enter into agreements with county
conservation boards or other public agencies in order to carry out
the purposes of this section. The state share of funding of those
agreements provided by the revenue from wildlife habitat fees shall
not exceed seventy-five percent.
2. Up to sixty percent of the revenues from wildlife habitat fees
which are not required under subsection 1 to be used by the
commission to enter into agreements with county conservation boards
or other public agencies may be credited to the wildlife habitat bond
fund as provided in section 483A.53.
3. Notwithstanding subsections 1 and 2, any increase in revenues
received on or after July 1, 2007, pursuant to this section as a
result of fee increases pursuant to 2007 Iowa Acts, ch. 194, shall be
used by the commission only for the purpose of the game bird habitat
development program as provided in section 483A.3B. The commission
shall not reduce on an annual basis for these purposes the amount of
other funds being expended as of July 1, 2007.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 110.3]
Section History: Recent Form

84 Acts, ch 1260, § 3; 86 Acts, ch 1114, § 2; 86 Acts, ch 1231, §
1
C93, § 483A.3
96 Acts, ch 1129, § 98; 98 Acts, ch 1199, §6, 27; 98 Acts, ch
1223, §30; 2007 Acts, ch 194, §3
Referred to in § 427.1(24), 483A.3B, 805.8B(3b)
For applicable scheduled fines, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph b
483A.3A FISH HABITAT DEVELOPMENT FUNDING.
Three dollars from each resident and nonresident annual and
seven-day fishing license sold shall be deposited in the state fish
and game protection fund and shall be used within this state for fish
habitat development. Not less than fifty percent of this amount
shall be used by the commission to enter into agreements with county
conservation boards to carry out the purposes of this section.
Section History: Recent Form

2001 Acts, ch 148, §4, 9; 2003 Acts, ch 152, §4, 6
Footnotes

2003 strike and rewrite of section takes effect December 15, 2003,
and applies to licenses and fees for years beginning on or after
January 1, 2004; 2003 Acts, ch 152, §6
483A.3B GAME BIRD HABITAT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.
1. Allocation of revenue -- accounts. All revenue collected
from increases in wildlife habitat fees as provided in section
483A.3, subsection 3, that is deposited in the state fish and game
protection fund shall be allocated as follows:
a. Two dollars of each wildlife habitat fee collected shall
be allocated to the game bird wetlands conservation account.
b. One dollar of each wildlife habitat fee collected shall be
allocated to the game bird buffer strip assistance account.
c. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or
earnings on moneys collected from wildlife habitat fees that are
deposited in each account created under this section shall be
credited to that account. Notwithstanding section 8.33 or section
456A.17, moneys credited to each account created under this section
shall not revert to the state general fund at the close of a fiscal
year.
d. All revenue generated by increases in the wildlife habitat
fee as provided in section 483A.3, subsection 3, shall be used as
provided in this section, except for that part which is specified by
the department for use in paying administrative expenses as provided
in section 456A.17.
2. Game bird wetlands conservation program.
a. All moneys allocated to the game bird wetlands
conservation account shall be used by the department only to carry
out the purposes of the game bird wetlands conservation program and
shall be used in addition to funds already being expended by the
department each year for wetlands conservation purposes.
b. The purpose of the game bird wetlands conservation program
is to create a sustained source of revenue to be used by the
department to qualify for federal matching funds that are available
for wetlands conservation and to undertake projects in conjunction
with soil and water conservation districts, county conservation
boards, and other partners that will aid in wetlands and associated
habitat conservation in the state, including the acquisition,
restoration, maintenance, or preservation of wetlands and associated
habitat.
c. (1) All moneys that are allocated to the game bird
wetlands conservation account shall accumulate in the account until
the account balance is equal to one million dollars or an amount
sufficient to be used by the department to qualify for federal
matching funds. Each time the account balance reaches an amount
sufficient to be used by the department to qualify for federal
matching funds, the department shall apply for such matching funds,
and upon obtaining such funds, shall expend the state and federal
revenues available at that time to undertake projects as set forth in
paragraph "b".
(2) Additional moneys that are generated by game bird wildlife
habitat fees and allocated to the game bird wetlands conservation
account shall again accumulate in the account, and each time the
account balance is equal to one million dollars or an amount
sufficient to be used by the department to qualify for federal
matching funds, the department shall again apply for federal matching
funds, and upon obtaining such funds, shall expend the state and
federal revenues available at that time to undertake projects as set
forth in paragraph "b".
d. The department shall use all state revenue and federal
matching funds obtained under the federal North American Wetlands
Conservation Act to undertake the purposes of the game bird wetlands
conservation program as set forth in paragraph "b". State
revenue allocated to the account shall be used by the department only
for projects that increase public recreational hunting opportunities
in the state and shall not be used for projects on private land that
is not accessible to the public for recreational hunting.
3. Game bird buffer strip assistance program.
a. All moneys allocated to the game bird buffer strip
assistance account shall be used by the department only to carry out
the purposes of the game bird buffer strip assistance program and
shall be used in addition to funds already being expended by the
department each year for such purposes. The department shall not
reduce the amount of other funds being expended for these purposes as
of July 1, 2007.
b. The purpose of the game bird buffer strip assistance
program is to increase landowner participation in federally funded
conservation programs that benefit game birds and to increase
opportunities for recreational hunting on private lands. To the
extent possible, moneys allocated to the game bird buffer strip
assistance account shall be used in conjunction with and to qualify
for additional funding from private conservation organizations and
other state and federal agencies to accomplish the purposes of the
program. The funds may be used to provide private landowners with
cost-sharing assistance for habitat improvement practices on projects
that are not eligible for federal programs or where federal funding
for such projects is not adequate. The department may utilize the
funds to provide marketing and outreach efforts to landowners in
order to maximize landowners' use of federal conservation programs.
The department may coordinate such marketing and outreach efforts
with soil and water conservation districts and other partners.
c. (1) All moneys that are allocated to the game bird buffer
strip assistance account shall accumulate in the account for a period
of three years. At the end of the three-year period, the moneys in
the account shall be used by the department to carry out the purposes
of the game bird buffer strip assistance program as set forth in
paragraph "b". The department shall, by rule pursuant to chapter
17A, establish eligibility requirements for the program and
procedures for applications for and approval of projects to be funded
under the program. The department shall expend moneys from the
account only for projects on private land that is accessible to the
public for recreational hunting.
(2) Additional moneys that are generated by game bird wildlife
habitat fees and allocated to the game bird buffer strip assistance
account shall accumulate in the account and shall be used by the
department every three years as set forth in subparagraph (1).
Section History: Recent Form

2007 Acts, ch 194, §4
Referred to in § 483A.3
483A.4 "PERMANENT DISABILITY" DEFINED.
For the purpose of obtaining a license, a person has a permanent
disability if any of the following apply:
1. The person has been found under the provisions of the federal
Social Security Act, Title II, or any other public or private pension
system to have a total, permanent physical or mental condition which
prevents that person from engaging in the person's occupation or
qualifies that person for retirement.
2. The person has a severe physical disability and has qualified
for a special license under section 483A.24.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 110.4]
Section History: Recent Form

84 Acts, ch 1260, § 4
C93, § 483A.4
96 Acts, ch 1129, § 99
483A.5 LICENSE FOR FUR-BEARING ANIMALS.
A fur harvester license is required to hunt and to trap any
fur-bearing animal. A hunting license is not required when hunting
furbearers with a fur harvester license. However, coyote and
groundhog may be hunted with a hunting or a fur harvester license.

Section History: Recent Form

84 Acts, ch 1260, § 12
C85, § 110.5
85 Acts, ch 10, § 2; 86 Acts, ch 1114, § 3
C93, § 483A.5
98 Acts, ch 1199, §7, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30
483A.6 TROUT FISHING FEE.
Any person required to have a fishing license shall not fish for
or possess trout unless that person has paid the trout fishing fee.
The proceeds from the fee shall be used exclusively for the trout
program designated by the commission. The commission may grant a
permit to a community event in which trout will be stocked in water
which is not designated trout water and a person may catch and
possess trout during the period and from the water covered by the
permit without having paid the trout fishing fee.
Section History: Early Form

[C62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.1; C79, 81, § 110.6]
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1240, § 2; 86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1877
C93, § 483A.6
98 Acts, ch 1199, §8, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30; 2003 Acts, ch
152, §5, 6
Referred to in § 805.8B(3b)
For applicable scheduled fine, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph b
Footnotes

2003 amendment takes effect December 15, 2003, and applies to
licenses and fees for years beginning on or after January 1, 2004;
2003 Acts, ch 152, § 6
483A.7 WILD TURKEY LICENSE AND TAG.
1. A resident hunting wild turkey who is required to have a
license must have a resident hunting license in addition to the wild
turkey hunting license and must pay the wildlife habitat fee. Upon
application and payment of the required fees for archery-only
licenses, a resident archer shall be issued two wild turkey licenses
for the spring season.
2. The wild turkey hunting license shall be accompanied by a tag
designed to be used only once. If a wild turkey is taken, the wild
turkey shall be tagged and the tag shall be dated.
3. A nonresident wild turkey hunter is required to have a
nonresident hunting license and a nonresident wild turkey hunting
license and pay the wildlife habitat fee. The commission shall
annually limit to two thousand three hundred licenses the number of
nonresidents allowed to have wild turkey hunting licenses. Of the
two thousand three hundred licenses, one hundred fifty licenses shall
be valid for hunting with muzzle loading shotguns only. The
commission shall allocate the nonresident wild turkey hunting
licenses issued among the zones based on the populations of wild
turkey. A nonresident applying for a wild turkey hunting license
must exhibit proof of having successfully completed a hunter safety
and ethics education program as provided in section 483A.27 or its
equivalent as determined by the department before the license is
issued.
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1240, § 3
C87, § 110.7
89 Acts, ch 237, §2; 90 Acts, ch 1003, § 1
C93, § 483A.7
94 Acts, ch 1111, §1; 98 Acts, ch 1199, §9, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223,
§30; 2001 Acts, ch 134, §4; 2001 Acts, ch 148, §5, 9; 2002 Acts, ch
1119, §63
Referred to in § 483A.24, 805.8B(3c)
For applicable scheduled fines, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph c
483A.8 DEER LICENSE AND TAG.
1. A resident hunting deer who is required to have a hunting
license must have a resident hunting license in addition to the deer
hunting license and must pay the wildlife habitat fee. In addition,
a resident who purchases a deer hunting license shall pay a one
dollar fee that shall be used and is appropriated for the purpose of
deer herd population management, including assisting with the cost of
processing deer donated to the help us stop hunger program
administered by the commission.
2. The deer hunting license shall be accompanied by a tag
designed to be used only once. When a deer is taken, the deer shall
be tagged and the tag shall be dated.
3. a. A nonresident hunting deer is required to have a
nonresident hunting license and a nonresident deer license and must
pay the wildlife habitat fee. In addition, a nonresident who
purchases a deer hunting license shall pay a one dollar fee that
shall be used and is appropriated for the purpose of deer herd
population management, including assisting with the cost of
processing deer donated to the help us stop hunger program
administered by the commission.
b. A nonresident who purchases an antlered or any sex deer
hunting license pursuant to section 483A.1, subsection 2, paragraph
"e", is required to purchase an antlerless deer only deer hunting
license at the same time, pursuant to section 483A.1, subsection 2,
paragraph "f".
c. The commission shall annually limit to six thousand the
number of nonresidents allowed to have antlered or any sex deer
hunting licenses. Of the six thousand nonresident antlered or any
sex deer licenses issued, not more than thirty-five percent of the
licenses shall be bow season licenses. After the six thousand
antlered or any sex nonresident deer licenses have been issued, all
additional licenses shall be issued for antlerless deer only. The
commission shall annually determine the number of nonresident
antlerless deer only deer hunting licenses that will be available for
issuance.
d. The commission shall allocate all nonresident deer hunting
licenses issued among the zones based on the populations of deer.
However, a nonresident applicant may request one or more hunting
zones, in order of preference, in which the applicant wishes to hunt.
If the request cannot be fulfilled, the applicable fees shall be
returned to the applicant. A nonresident applying for a deer hunting
license must exhibit proof of having successfully completed a hunter
safety and ethics education program as provided in section 483A.27 or
its equivalent as determined by the department before the license is
issued.
4. The commission may provide, by rule, for the issuance of an
additional antlerless deer license to a person who has been issued an
antlerless deer license. The rules shall specify the number of
additional antlerless deer licenses which may be issued, and the
season and zone in which the license is valid. The fee for an
additional antlerless deer license shall be ten dollars for
residents.
5. A nonresident owning land in this state may apply for a
nonresident antlered or any sex deer hunting license, and the
provisions of subsection 3 shall apply. However, if a nonresident
owning land in this state is unsuccessful in obtaining one of the
nonresident antlered or any sex deer hunting licenses, the landowner
shall be given preference for one of the antlerless deer only
nonresident deer hunting licenses available pursuant to subsection 3.
A nonresident owning land in this state shall pay the fee for a
nonresident antlerless only deer license and the license shall be
valid to hunt on the nonresident's land only. If one or more parcels
of land have multiple nonresident owners, only one of the nonresident
owners is eligible for a nonresident antlerless only deer license.
If a nonresident jointly owns land in this state with a resident, the
nonresident shall not be given preference for a nonresident
antlerless only deer license. The department may require proof of
land ownership from a nonresident landowner applying for a
nonresident antlerless only deer license.
6. The commission shall provide by rule for the annual issuance
to a nonresident of a nonresident antlerless deer hunting license
that is valid for use only during the period beginning on December 24
and ending at sunset on January 2 of the following year, and costs
fifty dollars. A nonresident hunting deer with a license issued
under this subsection shall be otherwise qualified to hunt deer in
this state and shall have a nonresident hunting license, pay the
wildlife habitat fee, and pay the one dollar fee for the purpose of
deer herd population management as provided in subsection 3.
Pursuant to this subsection, the commission shall make available for
issuance only the remaining nonresident antlerless deer hunting
licenses allocated under subsection 3 that have not yet been issued
for the current year's nonresident antlerless deer hunting seasons.
7. A person who is issued a youth deer hunting license and does
not take a deer during the youth deer hunting season may use the deer
hunting license and unused tag during any other firearm season that
is established by the commission to take a deer of either sex.
Section History: Early Form

[C79, 81, § 110.8]
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1240, § 4; 89 Acts, ch 237, §3; 90 Acts, ch 1003, §2
C93, § 483A.8
94 Acts, ch 1111, §2; 98 Acts, ch 1199, §10, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1203,
§5--7; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §28--30; 2001 Acts, ch 134, §5; 2001 Acts,
ch 148, §6, 7, 9; 2002 Acts, ch 1119, §64; 2003 Acts, ch 85, §1; 2005
Acts, ch 139, §4; 2005 Acts, ch 179, §132; 2007 Acts, ch 129, §1
Referred to in § 483A.24, 805.8B(3c)
For applicable scheduled fines, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph c
Issuance of licenses to minors, see §483A.24
483A.8A DEER HARVEST REPORTING SYSTEM.
1. The commission shall provide, by rule, for the establishment
of a deer harvest reporting system for the purpose of collecting
information from deer hunters concerning the deer population in this
state. Each person who is issued a deer hunting license in this
state shall report such information pursuant to this section.
Information collected by the commission pursuant to the deer harvest
reporting system from a deer hunter who takes a deer shall be limited
to the following:
a. The county where the deer was taken.
b. The season during which the deer was taken.
c. The sex of the deer taken.
d. The age of the deer taken.
e. The type of weapon used.
f. The hunting license number of the hunter.
g. The number of days the hunter hunted.
h. The total number of deer taken by the hunter.
2. The deer harvest reporting system established by the
commission shall utilize and is limited to utilizing one or more of
the following methods of reporting deer taken by hunters:
a. A toll-free telephone number.
b. A postcard.
c. Reporting at an electronic licensing location.
d. Electronic internet communication.
Section Hiry: Recent Form

2005 Acts, ch 139, §5
483A.8B SENIOR CROSSBOW DEER HUNTING LICENSES.
A person who is a resident and who is seventy years of age or
older may be issued one special senior statewide antlerless deer only
crossbow deer hunting license to hunt deer during bow season as
established by rule by the commission. A person who obtains a
license to hunt deer under this section is not required to pay the
wildlife habitat fee but shall be otherwise qualified to hunt deer in
this state and shall have a resident hunting license.
A person may obtain a license under this section in addition to a
statewide antlered or any sex deer hunting bow season license.
Season dates, shooting hours, limits, license quotas, and other
regulations for this license shall be the same as set forth by the
commission by rule for bow season deer hunts.
Section History: Recent Form

2006 Acts, ch 1064, §1
483A.9 BLANKS.
The director shall provide blanks for, and determine the method,
means, and requirements of issuing licenses including the issuance of
licenses by electronic means.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 2563-a3; C24, 27, 31, § 1722; C35, § 1794-e2; C39, §
1794.083; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.2; C79,
81, § 110.9]
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1878
C93, § 483A.9
98 Acts, ch 1199, §11, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30
483A.10 ISSUANCE OF LICENSES.
The licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall be issued by
the department or the license agents as specified by rules of the
commission. A county recorder may issue licenses subject to the
rules of the commission. The rules shall include the application
procedures as necessary. The licenses shall show the total cost of
the license including a writing fee to be retained by the license
agent and any administrative fees to be forwarded to the department,
if applicable. A person authorized to issue a license or collect a
fee pursuant to this chapter or chapter 484A shall charge the fee
specified in this chapter or chapter 484A only plus a writing fee and
administrative fee, if applicable.
Section History: Early Form

[SS15, § 2563-a4; C24, 27, 31, § 1724; C35, § 1794-e3; C39, §
1794.084; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.3; C79,
81, § 110.10]
Section History: Recent Form

84 Acts, ch 1260, § 5
C93, § 483A.10
98 Acts, ch 1199, §12, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30; 2000 Acts, ch
1019, §3; 2001 Acts, ch 134, §6
Referred to in § 331.602
483A.11 LICENSE AGENTS.
The director may designate license agents for the sale of
licenses, but in so doing the interest of the state shall be fully
protected.
Section History: Early Form

[C31, § 1724-c1; C35, § 1794-e4; C39, § 1794.085; C46, 50, 54,
58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.4; C79, 81, § 110.11]
Section History: Recent Form

84 Acts, ch 1260, § 6
C93, § 483A.11
98 Acts, ch 1199, §13, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30; 2001 Acts, ch
134, §7
Referred to in § 321G.4A, 321G.6, 321I.5, 321I.7
483A.12 FEES.
The license agent shall be responsible for all fees for the
issuance of hunting, fishing, and fur harvester licenses sold by the
license agent. All unused license blanks shall be surrendered to the
department upon the department's demand.
A license agent shall retain a writing fee of fifty cents from the
sale of each license except that the writing fee for a free deer or
wild turkey license as authorized under section 483A.24, subsection
2, shall be one dollar. If a county recorder is a license agent, the
writing fees retained by the county recorder shall be deposited in
the general fund of the county.
Section History: Early Form

[C31, § 1724-c1; C35, § 1794-e5; C39, § 1794.086; C46, 50, 54,
58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.5; C79, 81, § 110.12]
Section History: Recent Form

83 Acts, ch 123, § 56, 209; 84 Acts, ch 1260, § 7
C93, § 483A.12
98 Acts, ch 1199, §14, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30; 2001 Acts, ch
134, §8
Referred to in § 331.427, 331.602, 331.605
483A.13 DESTROYED BLANKS.
When license blanks in the possession of a license agent are
accidentally destroyed, the holder of the blanks shall only be
relieved from accountability upon the presentation of satisfactory
explanation and the filing of a bond to the director that the blanks
have actually been so destroyed. The commission may determine by
rule what shall constitute a satisfactory explanation of the
occurrence.
Section History: Early Form

[C35, § 1794-e6; C39, § 1794.087; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71,
73, 75, 77, § 110.6; C79, 81, § 110.13]
Section History: Recent Form

C93, § 483A.13
2001 Acts, ch 134, §9
Referred to in § 331.602
483A.14 DUPLICATE LICENSES AND PERMITS.
When any license for which a fee has been set has been lost,
destroyed, or stolen, the director or a license agent may issue a
replacement license, if evidence is available to demonstrate issuance
of the original license and a fee of two dollars is paid, to be
placed in the fish and game protection fund. If, on examination of
the evidence, the director or the license agent, as the case may be,
is satisfied that the license has been lost, destroyed, or stolen,
the director or the license agent shall issue a duplicate license
which shall be plainly marked "duplicate" and the duplicate shall
serve in lieu of the original license and it shall contain the same
information and signature as the original. The license agent shall
charge a writing fee of one dollar and the departmental
administrative fee for each duplicate license issued pursuant to this
section. The license agent shall retain the writing fee.
Section History: Early Form

[C39, § 1794.088; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, §
110.7; C79, 81, § 110.14]
Section History: Recent Form

C93, § 483A.14
98 Acts, ch 1199, §15, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30; 2001 Acts, ch
134, §10
Referred to in § 331.602
483A.15 ACCOUNTING.
The director shall establish, by rule, specific requirements for
remittance of funds, and the necessary accounting and reporting for
all types of licenses issued based on the manner and location of the
issuance.
Section History: Early Form

[SS15, § 2563-a4; C24, 27, 31, § 1725; C35, § 1794-e7; C39, §
1794.089; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.8; C79,
81, § 110.15]
Section History: Recent Form

C93, § 483A.15
98 Acts, ch 1199, §16, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30
Referred to in § 331.602
483A.16 DUPLICATE ISSUANCE. Repealed by 98 Acts,
ch 1199, §26, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30.
483A.17 TENURE OF LICENSE.
Every license, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, is
valid from the date issued to January 10 of the succeeding calendar
year for which it is issued. A license shall not be issued prior to
December 15 for the subsequent calendar year.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, §2563-a8; C24, 27, 31, §1727; C35, § 1794-e9; C39, §
1794.091; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.10; C79,
81, § 110.17]
Section History: Recent Form

84 Acts, ch 1260, §8
C93, §483A.17
95 Acts, ch 46, §3; 2001 Acts, ch 134, §11
483A.18 FORM OF LICENSES.
All hunting, fishing, and fur harvester licenses shall contain a
general description of the licensee. Such licenses shall be upon
such forms as the commission shall adopt. The address and the
signature of the applicant and all signatures and other writing shall
be in ink. All licenses shall clearly indicate the nature of the
privilege granted.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 2563-a3, -a8; C24, 27, 31, § 1722, 1727; C35, § 1794-e10;
C39, § 1794.092; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, §
110.11; C79, 81, § 110.18]
Section History: Recent Form

84 Acts, ch 1260, § 9
C93, § 483A.18
483A.19 SHOWING LICENSE DOCUMENT TO OFFICER.
Every person shall, while fishing, hunting, or fur harvesting,
show the person's license document to any peace officer or the owner
or person in lawful control of the land or water upon which licensee
may be hunting, fishing, or fur harvesting when requested by the
persons to do so. Any failure to so carry or refusal to show or so
exhibit the person's license document shall be a violation of this
chapter. However, except for possession and exhibition of deer
licenses and tags or wild turkey licenses and tags, a person charged
with violating this section shall not be convicted if the person
produces in court, within a reasonable time, a license document for
hunting, fishing, or fur harvesting issued to that person and valid
when the person was charged with a violation of this section.
Section History: Early Form

[C39, § 1794.093; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, §
110.12; C79, 81, § 110.19]
Section History: Recent Form

C93, § 483A.19
96 Acts, ch 1034, § 46; 98 Acts, ch 1199, §17, 27; 98 Acts, ch
1223, §30; 2001 Acts, ch 134, §12
Referred to in § 805.8B(3b)
For applicable scheduled fines, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph b
483A.20 RECIPROCITY.
Licenses for bait dealers or for fishing, hunting, or fur
harvesting shall not be issued to residents of states that do not
sell similar licenses or certificates to residents of Iowa. However,
this requirement is not applicable to the licensing of nonresident
wholesale bait dealers who sell to licensed wholesale bait dealers in
Iowa for resale.
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1141, § 16
C87, § 110.20
C93, § 483A.20
96 Acts, ch 1034, § 47; 2003 Acts, ch 120, §5, 6; 2004 Acts, ch
1105, §1, 2
483A.21 REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION.
Upon the conviction of a licensee of any violation of chapter
481A, or of this chapter, or of any administrative order adopted and
published by the commission, the magistrate may, as a part of the
judgment, revoke one or more license privileges of the licensee, or
suspend the privileges for any definite period.
The magistrate shall revoke the hunting license or suspend the
privilege of procuring a hunting license for a period of one year of
any person who has been convicted twice within a year of trespassing
while hunting. If any of the license privileges of a licensee who
purchased more than one license privilege is revoked, the remaining
license privileges of the licensee shall still be valid and the
magistrate shall enter on the license document the privilege that is
revoked. A person shall not purchase a license for a privilege that
was revoked or suspended during the period of revocation or
suspension.
In addition to other civil and criminal penalties imposed for
illegally taking or possessing an elk, antelope, buffalo, or moose,
the court shall revoke the hunting license of a violator. The
violator shall not be allowed to procure a hunting license for the
next two calendar years.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 2563-a9; C24, 27, 31, § 1729; C35, § 1794-e12; C39, §
1794.095; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.14; C79,
81, § 110.21]
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1877; 90 Acts, ch 1142, § 2
C93, § 483A.21
2001 Acts, ch 134, §13
483A.22 RECORD OF REVOCATION.
When a license is revoked, the date, cause, and tenure of such
revocation shall be kept on file with the license records of the
commission. The commission may refuse the issuance of a new license
to any person whose license has been revoked.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 2563-a7; C24, 27, 31, § 1726; C35, § 1794-e13; C39, §
1794.096; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.15; C79,
81, § 110.22]
Section History: Recent Form

C93, § 483A.22
2001 Acts, ch 134, §14
Referred to in § 331.602
483A.22A SALE OF LICENSE LISTS.
The department may establish, by rule, fees for lists of
licensees. Notwithstanding section 22.3, the fee for a list of
licensees may exceed the cost of preparing the list and providing the
copying service.
Section History: Recent Form

98 Acts, ch 1199, §18, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30
483A.23 GAME BIRDS OR ANIMALS AS PETS.
Any person may possess not more than two game birds or fur-bearing
animals confined as pets without being required to purchase a license
as a game breeder, but the person shall not be allowed to increase
the person's stock beyond the original number nor shall the person be
allowed to kill or sell such stock. Game birds or animals confined
as authorized in this section must be obtained from a licensed game
breeder or a legal source outside of this state.
Section History: Early Form

[C24, 27, 31, § 1720; C35, § 1794-e14; C39, § 1794.097; C46,
50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.16; C79, 81, § 110.23]
Section History: Recent Form

C93, § 483A.23
Referred to in § 805.8B(3c)
For applicable scheduled fines, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph c
483A.24 WHEN LICENSE NOT REQUIRED -- SPECIAL
LICENSES.
1. Owners or tenants of land, and their juvenile children, may
hunt, fish or trap upon such lands and may shoot by lawful means
ground squirrels, gophers, or woodchucks upon adjacent roads without
securing a license so to do; except, special licenses to hunt deer
and wild turkey shall be required of owners and tenants but they
shall not be required to have a special wild turkey hunting license
to hunt wild turkey on a hunting preserve licensed under chapter
484B.
2. a. As used in this subsection:
(1) "Family member" means a resident of Iowa who is the
spouse or child of the owner or tenant and who resides with the owner
or tenant.
(2) "Farm unit" means all parcels of land which are certified
by the commission pursuant to rule as meeting all of the following
requirements:
(a) Are in tracts of two or more contiguous acres.
(b) Are operated as a unit for agricultural purposes.
(c) Are under the lawful control of the owner or the tenant.
(3) "Owner" means an owner of a farm unit who is a resident
of Iowa and who is one of the following:
(a) Is the sole operator of the farm unit.
(b) Makes all of the farm operation decisions but contracts for
custom farming or hires labor for all or part of the work on the farm
unit.
(c) Participates annually in farm operation decisions or cropping
practices on specific fields of the farm unit that are rented to a
tenant.
(d) Raises specialty crops on the farm unit including, but not
limited to, orchards, nurseries, or tree farms that do not always
produce annual income but require annual operating decisions about
maintenance or improvement.
(e) Has all or part of the farm unit enrolled in a long-term
agricultural land retirement program of the federal government.
An "owner" does not mean a person who owns a farm unit and who
employs a farm manager or third party to operate the farm unit, or a
person who owns a farm unit and who rents the entire farm unit to a
tenant who is responsible for all farm operations. However, this
paragraph does not apply to an owner who is a parent of the tenant
and who resides in this state.
(4) "Tenant" means a person who is a resident of Iowa and who
rents and actively farms a farm unit owned by another person. A
member of the owner's family may be a tenant. A person who works on
the farm for a wage and is not a family member does not qualify as a
tenant.
b. Upon written application on forms furnished by the
department, the department shall issue annually without fee one wild
turkey license to the owner of a farm unit or to a member of the
owner's family, but not to both, and to the tenant or to a member of
the tenant's family, but not to both. The wild turkey hunting
license issued shall be valid only on the farm unit for which an
applicant qualifies pursuant to this subsection and shall be
equivalent to the least restrictive license issued under section
481A.38. The owner or the tenant need not reside on the farm unit to
qualify for a free license to hunt on that farm unit.
c. Upon written application on forms furnished by the
department, the department shall issue annually without fee two deer
hunting licenses, one antlered or any sex deer hunting license and
one antlerless deer only deer hunting license, to the owner of a farm
unit or a member of the owner's family, but only a total of two
licenses for both, and to the tenant of a farm unit or a member of
the tenant's family, but only a total of two licenses for both. The
deer hunting licenses issued shall be valid only for use on the farm
unit for which the applicant applies pursuant to this paragraph. The
owner or the tenant need not reside on the farm unit to qualify for
the free deer hunting licenses to hunt on that farm unit. The free
deer hunting licenses issued pursuant to this paragraph shall be
valid and may be used during any shotgun deer season. The licenses
may be used to harvest deer in two different seasons. In addition, a
person who receives a free deer hunting license pursuant to this
paragraph shall pay a one dollar fee for each license that shall be
used and is appropriated for the purpose of deer herd population
management, including assisting with the cost of processing deer
donated to the help us stop hunger program administered by the
commission.
d. In addition to the free deer hunting licenses received
pursuant to paragraph "c", an owner of a farm unit or a member of
the owner's family and the tenant or a member of the tenant's family
may purchase a deer hunting license for any option offered to paying
deer hunting licensees. An owner of a farm unit or a member of the
owner's family and the tenant or a member of the tenant's family may
also purchase two additional antlerless deer hunting licenses which
are valid only on the farm unit for a fee of ten dollars each.
e. If the commission establishes a deer hunting season to
occur in the first quarter of a calendar year that is separate from a
deer hunting season that continues from the last quarter of the
preceding calendar year, each owner and each tenant of a farm unit
located within a zone where a deer hunting season is established,
upon application, shall be issued a free deer hunting license for
each of the two calendar quarters. Each license is valid only for
hunting on the farm unit of the owner and tenant.
f. A deer hunting license or wild turkey hunting license
issued pursuant to this subsection shall be attested by the signature
of the person to whom the license is issued and shall contain a
statement in substantially the following form:

By signing this license I certify that I qualify as an owner or
tenant under Iowa Code section 483A.24.

A person who makes a false attestation as described in this
paragraph is guilty of a simple misdemeanor. In addition, the
person's hunting license shall be revoked and the person shall not be
issued a hunting license for a period of one year.
3. The director shall provide up to seventy-five nonresident deer
hunting licenses for allocation as requested by a majority of a
committee consisting of the majority leader of the senate, speaker of
the house of representatives, and director of the department of
economic development, or their designees. The licenses provided
pursuant to the subsection shall be in addition to the number of
nonresident licenses authorized pursuant to section 483A.8. The
purpose of the special nonresident licenses is to allow state
officials and local development groups to promote the state and its
natural resources to nonresident guests and dignitaries.
Photographs, videotapes, or any other form of media resulting from
the hunting visitation shall not be used for political campaign
purposes. The nonresident licenses shall be issued without
application upon payment of the nonresident deer hunting license fee
and the wildlife habitat fee. The licenses are valid in all zones
open to deer hunting. The hunter safety and ethics education
certificate requirement pursuant to section 483A.27 is waived for a
nonresident issued a license pursuant to this subsection.
4. The director shall provide up to twenty-five nonresident wild
turkey hunting licenses for allocation as requested by a majority of
a committee consisting of the majority leader of the senate, speaker
of the house of representatives, and director of the department of
economic development, or their designees. The licenses provided
pursuant to the subsection shall be in addition to the number of
nonresident licenses authorized pursuant to section 483A.7. The
purpose of the special nonresident licenses is to allow state
officials and local development groups to promote the state and its
natural resources to nonresident guests and dignitaries.
Photographs, videotapes, or any other form of media resulting from
the hunting visitation shall not be used for political campaign
purposes. The nonresident licenses shall be issued without
application upon payment of the nonresident wild turkey hunting
license fee and the wildlife habitat fee. The licenses are valid in
all zones open to wild turkey hunting. The hunter safety and ethics
education certificate requirement pursuant to section 483A.27 is
waived for a nonresident issued a license pursuant to this
subsection.
5. A resident or nonresident of the state under sixteen years of
age is not required to have a license to fish in the waters of the
state. However, residents and nonresidents under sixteen years of
age must pay the trout fishing fee to possess trout or they must fish
for trout with a licensed adult who has paid the trout fishing fee
and limit their combined catch to the daily limit established by the
commission.
6. A license shall not be required of minor pupils of the state
school for the blind, state school for the deaf, or of minor
residents of other state institutions under the control of an
administrator of a division of the department of human services. In
addition, a person who is on active duty with the armed forces of the
United States, on authorized leave from a duty station located
outside of this state, and a resident of the state of Iowa shall not
be required to have a license to hunt or fish in this state. The
military person shall carry the person's leave papers and a copy of
the person's current earnings statement showing a deduction for Iowa
income taxes while hunting or fishing. In lieu of carrying the
person's earnings statement, the military person may also claim
residency if the person is registered to vote in this state. If a
deer or wild turkey is taken, the military person shall immediately
contact a state conservation officer to obtain an appropriate tag to
transport the animal. A license shall not be required of residents
of county care facilities or any person who is receiving
supplementary assistance under chapter 249.
7. A resident of the state under sixteen years of age is not
required to have a hunting license to hunt game if accompanied by the
minor's parent or guardian or in company with any other competent
adult with the consent of the minor's parent or guardian, if the
person accompanying the minor possesses a valid hunting license;
however, there must be one licensed adult accompanying each person
under sixteen years of age. The minor must have a deer hunting
license to hunt deer and a wild turkey hunting license to hunt wild
turkey.
8. A person having a dog entered in a licensed field trial is not
required to have a hunting license or fur harvester license to
participate in the event or to exercise the person's dog on the area
on which the field trial is to be held during the twenty-four-hour
period immediately preceding the trial.
9. The commission shall issue without charge a special fishing
license to residents of Iowa sixteen years or more of age who the
commission finds have severe mental or physical disabilities. The
commission is hereby authorized to prepare an application to be used
by the person requesting the special license, which would require
that the person's attending physician sign the form declaring that
the person has a severe mental or physical disability and is eligible
for exempt status.
10. No person shall be required to have a special wild turkey
license to hunt wild turkey on a hunting preserve licensed under
chapter 484B.
11. A lessee of a camping space at a campground may fish on a
private lake or pond on the premises of the campground without a
license if the lease confers an exclusive right to fish in common
with the rights of the owner and other lessees.
12. The department may issue a permit, subject to conditions
established by the department, which authorizes patients of a
substance abuse facility, residents of health care facilities
licensed under chapter 135C, tenants of elder group homes licensed
under chapter 231B, tenants of assisted living program facilities
licensed under chapter 231C, participants who attend adult day
services programs licensed under chapter 231D, participants in
services funded under a federal home and community-based services
waiver implemented under the medical assistance program as defined in
chapter 249A, and persons cared for in juvenile shelter care homes as
provided for in chapter 232 to fish without a license as a supervised
group. A person supervising a group pursuant to this subsection may
fish with the group pursuant to the permit and is not required to
obtain a fishing license.
13. Upon payment of the fee of five dollars for a lifetime
fishing license or lifetime hunting and fishing combined license, the
department shall issue a lifetime fishing license or lifetime hunting
and fishing combined license to a resident of Iowa who is a veteran,
as defined in section 35.1, or served in the armed forces of the
United States for a minimum aggregate of ninety days of active
federal service and who was disabled or was a prisoner of war during
that veteran's military service. The department shall prepare an
application to be used by a person requesting a lifetime fishing
license or lifetime hunting and fishing combined license under this
subsection. The department of veterans affairs shall assist the
department in verifying the status or claims of applicants under this
subsection. As used in this subsection, "disabled" means
entitled to compensation under the United States Code, Title 38, ch.
11.
14. The department shall issue without charge a special annual
fishing or combined hunting and fishing license to residents of this
state who have permanent disabilities and whose income falls below
the federal poverty guidelines as published by the United States
department of health and human services or residents of this state
who are sixty-five years of age or older and whose income falls below
the federal poverty guidelines as published by the United States
department of health and human services. The commission shall
provide for, by rule, an application to be used by an applicant
requesting a special license. The commission shall require proof of
age, income, and proof of permanent disability.
15. The department may issue a permit, subject to conditions
established by the department, which authorizes a student sixteen
years of age or older attending an Iowa public or accredited
nonpublic school who is participating in the Iowa department of
natural resources fish Iowa! basic spincasting module to fish without
a license as part of a supervised school outing.
Section History: Early Form

[S13, § 2563-a3; C24, 27, 31, § 1720, 1723; C35, § 1794-e15; C39,
§ 1794.098; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.17;
C79, 81, § 110.24; 82 Acts, ch 1260, § 16]
Section History: Recent Form

83 Acts, ch 96, § 59, 159; 84 Acts, ch 1260, § 10; 85 Acts, ch 10,
§3; 85 Acts, ch 67, § 15; 86 Acts, ch 1240, § 5--7; 86 Acts, ch 1245,
§ 1877; 88 Acts, ch 1216, §42; 89 Acts, ch 74, § 1; 89 Acts, ch 87,
§2, 3; 90 Acts, ch 1178, § 1, 2; 91 Acts, ch 237, § 4, 5; 92 Acts, ch
1140, § 12
C93, § 483A.24
94 Acts, ch 1018, §1; 94 Acts, ch 1023, §58; 96 Acts, ch 1129, §
100; 96 Acts, ch 1172, § 1; 97 Acts, ch 180, §6; 98 Acts, ch 1199,
§19, 20, 27; 98 Acts, ch 1223, §30; 99 Acts, ch 180, §20; 2000 Acts,
ch 1175, §3; 2001 Acts, ch 134, §15; 2001 Acts, ch 148, §8, 9; 2005
Acts, ch 115, §35, 40; 2005 Acts, ch 139, §6--10; 2005 Acts, ch 172,
§24; 2006 Acts, ch 1010, §125; 2006 Acts, ch 1026, §1; 2006 Acts, ch
1043, §1; 2006 Acts, ch 1108, §1; 2007 Acts, ch 66, §1
Referred to in § 481A.123, 483A.4, 483A.12, 805.8B(3c)
For applicable scheduled fines, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph c
483A.24A HARVESTED DEER. Repealed by 2005 Acts, ch
139, § 27.
483A.24B SPECIAL DEER HUNTS.
1. The commission may establish a special season deer hunt for
antlerless deer in those counties where paid antlerless only deer
hunting licenses remain available for issuance.
2. Antlerless deer may be taken by shotgun, muzzleloading rifle,
muzzleloading pistol, handgun, or bow during the special season as
provided by the commission by rule.
3. Prior to December 15, a resident may obtain up to three paid
antlerless only deer hunting licenses for the special season
regardless of how many paid or free gun or bow deer hunting licenses
the person may have already obtained. Beginning December 15, a
resident or nonresident may purchase an unlimited number of
antlerless only deer hunting licenses for the special season.
4. All antlerless deer hunting licenses issued pursuant to this
section shall be included in the quotas established by the commission
by rule for each county and shall be available in each county only
until the quota established by the commission for that county is
filled.
5. The daily bag and possession limit during the special season
is one deer per license. The tagging requirements are the same as
for the regular gun season.
6. A person who receives a license pursuant to this section shall
be otherwise qualified to hunt deer in this state and shall have a
hunting license and pay the wildlife habitat fee.
7. A person violating a provision of this section or a rule
adopted pursuant to this section is guilty of a simple misdemeanor
punishable as a scheduled violation as provided in section 483A.42.

Section History: Recent Form

2005 Acts, ch 139, §11
483A.24C DEER DEPREDATION MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS --
PERMITS.
It is the intent of the general assembly that the department shall
administer and enforce the administrative rules concerning deer
depredation that are contained in 571 IAC ch. 106.
Section History: Recent Form

2005 Acts, ch 139, §12
483A.25 PHEASANT AND QUAIL RESTORATION PROGRAM --
APPROPRIATIONS.
The revenue received from the resident hunting license fee
increase in 2002 Acts, chapter 1141,{ for each fiscal year of the
fiscal period beginning July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2007, is
appropriated to the department. Of the amount appropriated to the
department pursuant to this section, at least sixty percent shall be
used to fund a pheasant and quail restoration program. The
department shall submit a report annually on the pheasant and quail
restoration program to the chairpersons of the house committee on
natural resources and the senate committee on natural resources and
environment not later than January 1, 2004, and not later than
January 1 of each subsequent year.
Section History: Recent Form

2002 Acts, ch 1141, §2
Footnotes

{See §483A.1, subsection 1, paragraph c, for increased resident
hunting license fee
483A.26 FALSE CLAIMS.
A nonresident shall not obtain a resident license by falsely
claiming residency in the state. The use of a license by a person
other than the person to whom the license is issued is unlawful and
nullifies the license.
Section History: Early Form

[82 Acts, ch 1013, § 1]
Section History: Recent Form

C83, § 110.26
84 Acts, ch 1260, § 11; 90 Acts, ch 1216, § 8
C93, § 483A.26
95 Acts, ch 76, § 2
Referred to in § 805.8B(3q)
For applicable scheduled fines, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph q
483A.27 HUNTER SAFETY AND ETHICS EDUCATION PROGRAM --
LICENSE REQUIREMENT.
1. A person born after January 1, 1972, shall not obtain a
hunting license unless the person has satisfactorily completed a
hunter safety and ethics education course approved by the commission.
A person who is eleven years of age or more may enroll in an approved
hunter safety and ethics education course, but a person who is eleven
years of age and who has successfully completed the course shall be
issued a certificate of completion which becomes valid on the
person's twelfth birthday. A certificate of completion from an
approved hunter safety and ethics education course issued in this
state since 1960, by another state, or by a foreign nation, is valid
for the requirements of this section.
2. A certificate of completion shall not be issued to a person
who has not satisfactorily completed a minimum of ten hours of
training in an approved hunter safety and ethics education course.
The department shall establish the curriculum for the first ten hours
of an approved hunter safety and ethics education course offered in
this state. Upon completion of the ten-hour curriculum, each person
shall pass an individual oral test or a written test provided by the
department. The department shall establish the criteria for
successfully passing the tests. Based on the results of the test and
demonstrated safe handling of a firearm, the instructor shall
determine the persons who shall be issued a certificate of
completion.
3. The department shall provide a manual on hunter safety
education which shall be used by all instructors and persons
receiving hunter safety and ethics education training in this state.

4. The department shall provide for the certification of persons
who wish to become hunter safety and ethics instructors. A person
shall not act as an instructor in hunter safety and ethics education
as provided in this section without first obtaining an instructor's
certificate from the department.
5. An officer of the department or a certified instructor may
issue a certificate to a person who has not completed the hunter
safety and ethics education course but meets the criteria established
by the commission.
6. A public or private school or organization approved by the
department may co-operate with the department in providing a course
in hunter safety and ethics education as provided in this section.
7. A hunting license obtained under this section by a person who
gave false information or presented a fraudulent certificate of
completion shall be revoked and a new hunting license shall not be
issued for at least two years from the date of conviction. A hunting
license obtained by a person who was born after January 1, 1972, but
has not satisfactorily completed the hunter safety and ethics
education course or has not met the requirements established by the
commission, shall be revoked.
8. The commission shall adopt rules in accordance with chapter
17A as necessary to carry out the administration of this section.
9. The initial hunter safety certificate shall be issued without
cost. A duplicate certificate shall be issued at a cost of three
dollars.
10. A person under eighteen years of age who is required to
exhibit a valid hunting license, shall also exhibit a valid
certificate of completion from a state approved hunter safety and
ethics education course upon request of an officer of the department.
A failure to carry or refusal to exhibit the certificate of
completion as provided in this subsection is a violation of this
chapter. A violator is guilty of a simple misdemeanor as provided in
section 483A.42.
11. A hunter safety and ethics instructor certified by the
department shall be allowed to conduct an approved hunter safety and
ethics education course on public school property with the approval
of a majority of the board of directors of the school district. The
conduct of an approved hunter safety and ethics education course is
not a violation of any public policy, rule, regulation, resolution,
or ordinance which prohibits the possession, display, or use of a
firearm, bow and arrow, or other hunting weapon on public school
property or other public property in this state.
Section History: Early Form

[82 Acts, ch 1035, § 1]
Section History: Recent Form

C83, § 110.27
85 Acts, ch 104, § 1; 86 Acts, ch 1240, § 8; 86 Acts, ch 1245, §
1877; 91 Acts, ch 235, §1, 2
C93, § 483A.27
97 Acts, ch 96, §1, 2; 2001 Acts, ch 176, §43; 2007 Acts, ch 28,
§19
Referred to in § 483A.7, 483A.8, 483A.24, 805.8B(3b)
For applicable scheduled fines, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph b
483A.28 AND 483A.29 Reserved.
483A.30 NONRESIDENT DEER AND TURKEY LICENSE FEES.
Repealed by 97 Acts, ch 180, §7.
483A.31 RECIPROCAL FISHING PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED.
1. Reciprocal fishing privileges are contingent upon a grant of
similar privileges by another state to residents of this state.
2. The commission may negotiate fishing reciprocity agreements
with other states.
3. When another state confers upon fishing licensees of this
state reciprocal rights, privileges, and immunities, a fishing
license issued by that state entitles the licensee to all rights,
privileges, and immunities in the public waters of this state enjoyed
by the holders of equivalent licenses issued by this state, subject
to duties, responsibilities, and liabilities imposed on its own
licensees by the laws of this state.
Section History: Recent Form

90 Acts, ch 1178, §3
C91, § 110.31
C93, § 483A.31
483A.32 PUBLIC NUISANCE.
Any device, contrivance, or material used to violate a rule
adopted by the commission, or any other provision of this chapter or
chapter 481A, 481B, 482, 484A, or 484B, is a public nuisance and may
be condemned by the state. The director, the director's officers, or
any peace officer, shall seize the devices, contrivances, or
materials used as a public nuisance, without warrant or process, and
deliver them to a magistrate having jurisdiction. An automobile
shall not be construed to be a public nuisance under this section.

Section History: Early Form

[C73, § 4052; C97, § 2540; SS15, § 2539, 2540; C24, 27, 31, §
1715; C35, § 1794-e16; C39, § 1794.099; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66,
§ 110.18; C71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.19; C79, 81, § 110.32]
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1240, § 9; 86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1878
C93, § 483A.32
98 Acts, ch 1125, §1
Referred to in § 462A.27, 483A.33
Nuisances in general, chapter 657
483A.33 DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY SEIZED AS PUBLIC
NUISANCE.
The disposition of property seized pursuant to section 483A.32
shall be conducted as follows:
1. The officer taking possession of property seized as a public
nuisance shall make a written inventory of the property and deliver a
copy of the inventory to the person from whom the property was
seized. The inventory shall include the name of the person taking
custody of the seized property, the date and time of seizure,
location of the seizure, and the name of the seizing public agency.
Property which has been seized shall be safely secured and stored by
the public agency which caused its seizure unless directed otherwise
by the county attorney of the county where the property was seized or
by the attorney general.
2. a. The county attorney or attorney general may file with
the clerk of the district court for the county in which the property
was seized a notice of condemnation which shall include a description
of the property claimed to be condemned by the state, the grounds
upon which the state claims that the property has been condemned, the
date and place of seizure, and the name of the person from whom the
property was seized.
b. The notice shall be filed not later than six months after
the property was seized. Failure to file within the time limit
terminates the state's right to claim a condemnation of the property.

c. The state shall give notice of condemnation to the person
from whom the property was seized and any person identified as an
owner or lien holder, by certified mail, personal service, or
publication.
3. a. The person from whom the property was seized may make
application for its return in the office of the clerk of the district
court for the county in which the property was seized. The
application shall be filed within thirty days after the receipt of
the notice of condemnation. Failure to file the application within
this time period terminates the interest of the person and the
ownership of the property shall be transferred to the state.
b. The application for return of condemnable property shall
be written and shall state the specific item or items sought, the
nature and the source of the claimant's interest in the property, and
the grounds upon which the claimant seeks to avoid condemnation. The
ownership of property is not sufficient grounds for its return. The
written application shall be specific and the claimant shall be
limited at the judicial hearing to proof of the grounds set forth in
the application for return. The fact that the property is
inadmissible as evidence or that it may be suppressed is not grounds
for its return. If specific grounds for return are not provided in
the application for return, or the grounds are insufficient as a
matter of law, the court may enter judgment on the pleadings without
further hearing.
4. If an application for return of condemnable property is timely
and of sufficient grounds, the claim shall be set for hearing. The
hearing shall be held not less than ten nor more than thirty days
after the filing of the claim. The proceeding shall be conducted by
a magistrate or a district associate judge. All claims to the same
property shall be heard in one proceeding, unless it is shown that
the proceeding would result in prejudice to one or more of the
parties.
5. a. Upon a finding by the court that the property is
condemnable, the court shall enter an order transferring title of the
property to the state, and placed at the disposal of the director,
who may use or sell the property, depositing the proceeds of the sale
in the state fish and game protection fund.
b. Upon a finding by the court that the property should not
be condemned, the property shall be returned to the person from whom
it was seized. If the property is necessary for use as evidence in a
criminal proceeding, the property shall not be returned until its use
as evidence is no longer required.
Section History: Early Form

[C35, § 1794-e17,-e18; C39, § 1794.100, 1794.101; C46, 50, 54,
58, 62, 66, § 110.19, 110.20; C71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.20, 110.21; C79,
81, § 110.33]
Section History: Recent Form

C93, § 483A.33
98 Acts, ch 1125, §2
Referred to in § 462A.27
483A.34 RIGHT TO APPEAL.
An appeal from a denial of an application for return of
condemnable property, or from an order for return of condemnable
property, shall be made within ten days after the entry of a judgment
order and shall be conducted in the same manner as an appeal in a
small claims action. The appellant, other than the state, shall post
a bond of a reasonable amount as the court may fix and approve,
conditioned to pay all costs of the proceedings if the appellant is
unsuccessful on appeal.
Section History: Early Form

[C35, § 1794-e19; C39, § 1794.102; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, §
110.21; C71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.22; C79, 81, § 110.34]
Section History: Recent Form

C93, § 483A.34
98 Acts, ch 1125, §3
Referred to in § 462A.27
483A.35 "GUN" DEFINED.
The word "gun" as used in this chapter shall include every
kind of a gun or rifle, except a revolver or pistol, and shall
include those provided with pistol mountings which are designed to
shoot shot cartridges.
Section History: Early Form

[C31, § 1772-c1; C35, § 1794-e20; C39, § 1794.103; C46, 50,
54, 58, 62, 66, § 110.22; C71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.23; C79, 81, §
110.35]
Section History: Recent Form

C93, § 483A.35
483A.36 MANNER OF CONVEYANCE.
No person, except as permitted by law, shall have or carry a gun
in or on a vehicle on a public highway, unless the gun is taken down
or totally contained in a securely fastened case, and its barrels and
magazines are unloaded.
Section History: Early Form

[C24, 27, 31, § 1772; C35, § 1794-e21; C39, § 1794.104; C46,
50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 110.23; C71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.24; C79, 81, §
110.36]
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1240, § 10
C93, § 483A.36
Referred to in § 805.8B(3r)
For applicable scheduled fine, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph r
483A.37 PROHIBITED GUNS.
No person shall use a swivel gun, nor any other firearm, except
such as is commonly shot from the shoulder or hand in the hunting,
killing or pursuit of game, and no such gun shall be larger than
number 10 gauge.
Section History: Early Form

[C97, § 2558; C24, 27, 31, § 1771; C35, § 1794-e22; C39, §
1794.105; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 110.24; C71, 73, 75, 77, §
110.25; C79, 81, § 110.37]
Section History: Recent Form

C93, § 483A.37
Referred to in § 805.8B(3d)
For applicable scheduled fines, see §805.8B, subsection 3,
paragraph d
483A.38 FREE FISHING DAYS.
The commission may designate one period of the year of not more
than three days as free fishing days and during that period the
residents may fish and lawfully possess fish without a license.
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1240, § 11
C87, § 110.38
C93, § 483A.38
483A.39 THROUGH 483A.41 Reserved.
483A.42 PENALTIES.
A person who violates this chapter is guilty of a simple
misdemeanor punishable as a scheduled violation under section 805.8B,
subsection 3, paragraph "e". However, the scheduled fine
specified in section 805.8B, subsection 3, paragraph "e", does
not apply to a violation of this chapter for which another scheduled
fine is specified in section 805.8B, subsection 3.
Section History: Early Form

[C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 110.25; C71, 73, 75, 77, § 110.26;
C79, 81, § 110.42]
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1240, § 12
C93, § 483A.42
2000 Acts, ch 1203, §24; 2001 Acts, ch 130, §2; 2001 Acts, ch 137,
§5
Referred to in § 483A.24B, 483A.27, 805.8B(3e)
483A.43 THROUGH 483A.49 Reserved.
483A.50 DEFINITIONS.
When used in this division, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Bonds" means negotiable wildlife habitat bonds of the
commission issued pursuant to this division and includes all bonds,
notes, and other obligations issued in anticipation of these bonds or
as refunding bonds pursuant to this division.
2. "Treasurer" means the treasurer of state of the state of
Iowa.
3. "Wildlife habitat bond fund" means the fund created by
section 483A.53.
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1231, § 2
C87, § 110.50
C93, § 483A.50
483A.51 BONDS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION.
1. The commission may issue its negotiable bonds in principal
amounts as, in the opinion of the commission, are necessary to
provide funds for the acquisition of real property for the
development and enhancement of wildlife lands and habitat areas, the
payment of interest on its bonds and all other expenditures of the
commission incident to and necessary or convenient to carry out the
acquisition. However, the commission shall not have a total
principal amount of bonds outstanding at any time in excess of eight
million dollars. The bonds shall be deemed to be investment
securities and negotiable instruments within the meaning of and for
all purposes of chapter 554, the uniform commercial code.
2. Bonds issued by the commission are payable solely and only
from the revenues credited to the wildlife habitat bond fund. Taxes
or appropriations shall not be pledged for the payment of the bonds.
Bonds are not an obligation of this state or any political
subdivision of this state other than the commission within the
meaning of any constitutional or statutory debt limitations, but are
special obligations of the commission payable solely and only from
the sources provided in this division, and the commission shall not
pledge the general credit or taxing power of this state or any
political subdivision of this state or make its debts payable out of
any moneys except those of the wildlife habitat bond fund.
3. Bonds must be authorized by a resolution of the commission.
However, a resolution authorizing the issuance of obligations may
delegate to an officer of the commission the power to negotiate and
fix the details of an issue of bonds or notes by an appropriate
certificate of the authorized officer.
4. The bond proceedings shall provide for the purpose of the
bonds, principal amount and principal maturity or maturities, the
interest rate or rates or the maximum interest rate, the date of the
bonds and the dates of payment of interest on the bonds, their
denomination, the terms and conditions upon which parity bonds may be
issued, and the establishment within or without the state of a place
or places of payment of principal of and interest on the bonds. The
purpose of the bonds may be stated in the bond proceedings in terms
describing the general purpose or purposes to be served. The
commission may cause to be issued a prospectus or official statement
in connection with the offering of the bonds. Bonds may be issued in
coupon or in registered form, or both. Provision may be made for the
registration of bonds with coupons attached as to principal alone, or
as to both principal and interest, their exchange for bonds so
registered, and for the conversion or reconversion into bonds with
coupons attached of any bonds registered as to both principal and
interest, and for reasonable charges for registration, exchange,
conversion, and reconversion. Bonds shall be sold in the manner and
at the time determined by the commission. Chapter 75 and sections
73A.12 through 73A.16 do not apply to these bonds. The bonds are
negotiable instruments. The bond proceedings may contain additional
provisions as to:
a. The redemption of bonds prior to maturity at the option of
the commission at the price and on the terms and conditions provided
in the bond proceedings.
b. Other terms of the bonds and concerning execution and
delivery of the bonds.
c. The delegation of responsibility for any act relating to
the issuance, execution, sale, redemption, or other matter pertaining
to the bonds to any other officer, agency of the state, or other
person or body.
d. Additional agreements with the bondholders relating to the
bonds.
e. Payment from the proceeds of the sale of the bonds of all
legal and financial expenses incurred by the commission in the
issuance, sale, delivery, and payment of the bonds.
f. Other matters, alike or different, which may in any way
affect the security of the bonds and the protection of the
bondholders.
5. The power to issue bonds includes the power to issue
obligations in the form of bond anticipation notes or other forms of
short-term indebtedness and to renew these notes by the issuance of
new notes. The holders of notes or interest coupons of notes have a
right to be paid solely from those revenues credited to the wildlife
habitat bond fund which were pledged to the payment of the bonds
anticipated, or from the proceeds of those bonds or renewal notes, or
both, as the commission provides in the bond proceedings authorizing
the notes. The notes may be additionally secured by covenants of the
commission to the effect that the commission will do those acts
authorized by this division and necessary for the issuance of the
bonds or renewal notes in appropriate amount, and either exchange the
bonds or renewal notes for the notes, or apply the proceeds of the
notes, to the extent necessary, to make full payment of the principal
of and interest on the notes at the time contemplated, as provided in
the bond proceedings. For this purpose, the commission may issue
bonds or renewal notes in a principal amount and upon terms as
authorized by this division and as necessary to provide funds to pay
when required the principal of and interest on the outstanding notes.
All provisions for and references to bonds in this division are
applicable to notes authorized under this subsection to the extent
not inconsistent with this subsection.
6. The commission may authorize and issue bonds for the
refunding, including funding and retirement, and advance refunding
with or without payment or redemption prior to maturity, of bonds
previously issued by the commission. These bonds may be issued in
amounts sufficient for payment of the principal amount of the prior
bonds, any redemption premiums on the prior bonds, principal
maturities of bonds maturing prior to the redemption of the remaining
bonds on a parity with them, interest accrued or to accrue to the
maturity date or dates of redemption of the bonds, and project costs
including expenses incurred or to be incurred in connection with this
issuance, refunding, funding, and retirement. Subject to the bond
proceedings, the portion of proceeds of the sale of bonds issued
under this subsection to be applied to principal of and interest on
the prior bonds shall be credited to the appropriate account for the
prior bonds. Bonds authorized under this subsection shall be deemed
to be issued for those purposes for which the prior bonds were issued
and are subject to the provisions of this division pertaining to
other bonds. Refunding bonds may be issued without regard to whether
or not the bonds to be refunded are payable on the same date or
different dates or due serially or otherwise.
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1231, § 3
C87, § 110.51
C93, § 483A.51
483A.52 ADDITIONAL POWERS OF COMMISSION.
In connection with the issuance of the bonds or in order to secure
the payment of the bonds and interest on the bonds, the commission
may by resolution:
1. Provide that the bonds be secured by a first lien on the
revenues and receipts received or to be received into the wildlife
habitat bond fund from income from the investment of the wildlife
habitat bond fund, from moneys received from the sale of bonds, and
from any other moneys which are available for the payment of bond
service charges.
2. Pledge for the benefit of the bondholders any part of the
receipts in the wildlife habitat bond fund. The pledge shall be
effective without physical delivery or further act and moneys in the
fund may be applied for the purposes as pledged without the necessity
of an Act of appropriation.
3. Establish, authorize, set aside, regulate, and dispose of
reserves and sinking funds.
4. Provide that sufficient amounts of the proceeds of the sale of
the bonds may be used to fully or partially fund any and all reserves
or sinking funds set out by the bond resolution.
5. Prescribe the procedure, if any, by which the terms of any
contract with bondholders may be amended or abrogated, the amount of
the bonds whose holders must consent thereto, and the manner in which
the consent may be given.
6. Purchase bonds, out of funds available for that purpose, which
shall be canceled, at a price not exceeding either of the following:
a. If the bonds are then redeemable, the redemption price
then applicable plus accrued interest to the next interest payment
date.
b. If the bonds are not then redeemable, the redemption price
applicable on the first date after the purchase upon which the bonds
become subject to redemption plus accrued interest to that date.
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1231, § 4
C87, § 110.52
C93, § 483A.52
Referred to in § 483A.53
483A.53 PAYMENT OF BONDS.
A wildlife habitat bond fund is created in the state treasury. At
the direction of the commission as provided in the bond proceedings
or pursuant to section 483A.52, subsection 1 or 2, and as certified
by the director, the treasurer of state shall credit to the wildlife
habitat bond fund from the revenues received from the sale of
wildlife habitat stamps a sum at least sufficient to pay interest on
the bonds in each fiscal year and principal on the bonds that mature
during each fiscal year. In each fiscal year after July 1, 1986 and
after bonds are issued, and until all the bonds issued have been
retired, in order to provide for the payment of principal of the
bonds issued and sold and the interest on them as the same become due
and mature, there is pledged and annually appropriated out of the
revenues to be credited to the wildlife habitat bond fund an amount
sufficient to pay principal and interest on the bonds issued for each
of the years the bonds are outstanding. The director shall annually
certify to the treasurer the amount of funds required to pay interest
on the bonds in the ensuing fiscal year and the principal on the
bonds that mature during the ensuing fiscal year.
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1231, § 5
C87, § 110.53
C93, § 483A.53
Referred to in § 483A.3, 483A.50
483A.54 NONLIABILITY OF THE STATE AND ITS
OFFICIALS.
Bonds issued are special limited obligations of the commission and
are not a debt or liability of the state or any other political
subdivision within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory
debt limitation and are not a pledge of the state's credit or taxing
power within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory
limitation or provision and, except as provided in this division, an
appropriation shall not be made, directly or indirectly, by the state
or any political subdivision of the state for the payment of bonds.
The bonds are special obligations of the commission payable solely
from the wildlife habitat bond fund. Funds from the general fund of
the state shall not be used to pay interest or principal on the bonds
if revenues deposited in the wildlife habitat bond fund are
insufficient.
The members of the commission or other person executing the bonds
is not personally liable for the payment of the bonds. The bonds are
valid and binding obligations of the commission notwithstanding the
fact that before the delivery of the bonds any of the officers whose
signatures appear on the bonds cease to be officers of the state.
From and after the sale and delivery of the bonds, they shall be
incontestable by the commission.
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1231, § 6
C87, § 110.54
C93, § 483A.54
483A.55 BONDS AS LEGAL INVESTMENTS.
Bonds are securities in which all public officers and bodies of
the state and all municipalities and political subdivisions of this
state, all insurance companies and associations and other persons
carrying on an insurance business, all banks, bankers, trust
companies, savings banks, and savings associations, including savings
and loan associations, building loan associations, investment
companies, and other persons carrying on a banking business, all
administrators, guardians, executors, trustees, and other fiduciaries
and all other persons who are now or may be authorized to invest in
bonds or other obligations of this state may properly and legally
invest funds including capital in their control or belonging to them.
The bonds are also securities which may be deposited with and may be
received by all public officers and bodies of the state and all
municipalities and legal subdivisions of this state for any purpose
for which the deposit of bonds or other obligations of the state is
now or may be authorized.
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1231, § 7
C87, § 110.55
C93, § 483A.55
483A.56 RIGHTS OF BONDHOLDERS.
The bond proceedings may provide that a holder of bonds or a
trustee under the bond proceedings, except to the extent that the
holder's rights are restricted by the bond proceedings, may by legal
proceedings, protect and enforce any rights under the laws of this
state or granted by the bond proceedings. These rights include the
right to compel the performance of all duties of the commission
required by this division or the bond proceedings; to enjoin unlawful
activities; and in the event of default with respect to the payment
of any principal of or interest on bonds or in the performance of a
covenant or agreement on the part of the commission in bond
proceedings, to apply to a court to appoint a receiver to receive and
administer the funds which are pledged to the payment of bonds or
which are the subject of the covenant or agreement, with full power
to pay and to provide for payment of any principal of or interest on
bonds and with powers accorded receivers in general equity cases,
excluding power to pledge additional funds or other income or moneys
of the commission, the state, or governmental agencies of the state
to the payment of the bonds.
Section History: Recent Form

86 Acts, ch 1231, § 8
C87, § 110.56
C93, § 483A.56

Link Posted: 10/2/2008 4:20:45 PM EDT
Where can I find info relating specifically to firearms for hunting? I have read this WHOLE post (yes I did) as well as the info at:
Iowa General Assembly

The info there says "updated bi-weekly" but doesn’t even include info on handgun and rifle seasons...???

The reason for this inquiry is three-fold.

1) I usually try to keep apprised of this information so I can be sure that I do not have to worry about problems when I am hunting.

b) The current '08-'09 OTC pamphlet of "Hunting & Trapping Rules and Regulations" is terribly lacking in information for the legal method of take for deer season. On page 23, left column, last paragraph, it states: "Center-fire rifles: Rifles of .24 caliber or larger"... and that is it. Page 24 is advertisements and a box of info regarding disposal of carcasses. Page 25 starts in with the licenses available. No further info regarding rifles is to be found...???

Next, I was told, by someone who "should know" that there was a 5 round limit on mags in Iowa...
I have had 7 & 8 round tubes on my 870

And last, I also heard that there was a 10 round mag limit in Iowa.?!?!?!?!?!?!
20, 30 & 50 rounds on my 10/22 and AR….

I have lived here most all of my life, and though I thought I knew what "the law says", with all of this differing info I am beginning to question myself, and I don't like that.

Where can I go, online or otherwise, to find out, see, and read for myself what is true as it applies to small game, deer and coyote???

Thank you
Link Posted: 10/2/2008 9:17:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wantone:
Where can I find info relating specifically to firearms for hunting? I have read this WHOLE post (yes I did) as well as the info at:
Iowa General Assembly

The info there says "updated bi-weekly" but doesn’t even include info on handgun and rifle seasons...???

The reason for this inquiry is three-fold.

1) I usually try to keep apprised of this information so I can be sure that I do not have to worry about problems when I am hunting.

b) The current '08-'09 OTC pamphlet of "Hunting & Trapping Rules and Regulations" is terribly lacking in information for the legal method of take for deer season. On page 23, left column, last paragraph, it states: "Center-fire rifles: Rifles of .24 caliber or larger"... and that is it. Page 24 is advertisements and a box of info regarding disposal of carcasses. Page 25 starts in with the licenses available. No further info regarding rifles is to be found...???

Next, I was told, by someone who "should know" that there was a 5 round limit on mags in Iowa...
I have had 7 & 8 round tubes on my 870

And last, I also heard that there was a 10 round mag limit in Iowa.?!?!?!?!?!?!
20, 30 & 50 rounds on my 10/22 and AR….

I have lived here most all of my life, and though I thought I knew what "the law says", with all of this differing info I am beginning to question myself, and I don't like that.

Where can I go, online or otherwise, to find out, see, and read for myself what is true as it applies to small game, deer and coyote???

Thank you


if you're dealing with a DNR imposed season you'll need to visit the DNR site and read the regs specific to the season and situation in which you intend to hunt.

my advice to those people who've heard "some guy said..." is to give that advice the merit in terms of what you paid for it... because when you're locked up, "some guy said..." isn't much of a defense.

if you can't find what you're specifically looking for, i'll help find it in black and white. for if it isn't public knowledge it isn't legally binding. no more, no less....
Link Posted: 10/6/2008 2:16:12 PM EDT
Maybe in my attempt to be "witty" I clogged it up.

What I am trying to find out is the magazine capacity limits as it applies to hunting. I know there is a restriction for waterfowl, but cannot find any restrictions for deer or small game.

I have been to the DNR page and the only thing i can find it the link to download the "2008-09 Hunting and Trapping Regulations", but that is simply a pdf file of the hard-copy booklet that you can pick up at retail counters, which I have and was referring to in my first post...

Something is amiss.
Link Posted: 10/8/2008 12:10:12 AM EDT
08 DNR hunting regs

the above must be what you're visiting about. page 23 covers it briefly. i know i've run across whatever it was that you mentioned, but i'm quite sure it was a misinterpretation.

the only restriction on the rifle use in the lower tiers is 24 cal. semi auto, pump, etc. doesn't matter. capacity isn't limited to my knowledge.

Link Posted: 10/8/2008 10:15:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2008 10:16:28 PM EDT by wantone]
Michael,

Yes, that is what I was referring to in Paragraph (b) of my first post. But I do not believe it to be accurate or correct. What I believe happened is a printing error. The reason I say this is because I have a regulations booklet from 2006 that has much more information regarding the rifle season, and, it includes a stipulation of 5 rounds max in the firearm.

What I don't understand is why I am unable to fine any of this information in an online resource.

The cover of the booklet itself states:
"This booklet is not a complete set of hunting laws..... " So, where are they???
PLEASE do not think that I am arguing with you- I am merely trying to find out where this information is because, as you said, it should be available.
Link Posted: 10/9/2008 8:57:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wantone:
The cover of the booklet itself states:
"This booklet is not a complete set of hunting laws..... " So, where are they???
PLEASE do not think that I am arguing with you- I am merely trying to find out where this information is because, as you said, it should be available.


i couldn't agree more. these are matters of fully public record and we should have access. it isn't in this case that i think we've been denied, but i'm not sure how to navigate to it either. i'll have to keep digging.
Link Posted: 10/9/2008 11:13:19 AM EDT
found some new information that might be helpful. before i move it up to the top of the thread, why don't you guys look through it and let me know if it is worthy...

IA DNR Administrative Rules and Explanation

IA "Administrative Code" link from the DNR

IA "Administrative Code" index

look on page 230 for "firearm"
look on page 309 for "hunt"

IA "Administrative Code" search/finder

you'll have to continue on down to find what may be worthy...

********

example...

use the code index to identify the area you need to begin...

i looked down through the list until i found "hunt" on page 309. that gave me section "571" in which to begin.

now that i know where to begin, i then go to the code search/finder provided above. type in "571" and reviewed the section. from there i scrolled down through, while praying, and found chapter 106 (method of take) assuming it was relevant. 106.7 explained a few things and provided some other areas to look within.


as an exercise, i suggest you guys take a look and see if it makes sense. a couple of tips... give the server this is loaded on a second to keep up. it'll automatically open all the subsections if you give it a second or two. don't be in a huge rush... if you click a "+" sign to open something, it will fully open in just a second or two.

hope this helps.



-michael
Link Posted: 10/13/2008 5:45:02 PM EDT
Septic:

Thank you for the time and effort you have put into this- I appreciate your assistance.

I have been through those areas you described...

Apparently, the magazine capacities, except those that ARE stipulated for migratory game birds, were dropped along with the Assault Weapon Ban.

If ANYONE has information on magazine capacity limits for hunting(except waterfowl) please let me know, otherwise, the information that Septic outlined above seems to be all inclusive.

Thanks again!

Craig
Link Posted: 10/13/2008 10:17:04 PM EDT
Mag restriction for deer season was out of last year's book too. We called the local DNR rep, and they said that it had been removed.
Link Posted: 10/6/2009 2:55:49 PM EDT
Does anyone know whether it is legal to manufacture a firearm in Iowa, say from an 80% lower receiver? I know there is no federal law against it as long as the gun is for personal use, but I haven't been able to find anything in Iowa's laws when I searched. Thans!
Link Posted: 10/7/2009 5:27:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MrHawver:
Does anyone know whether it is legal to manufacture a firearm in Iowa, say from an 80% lower receiver? I know there is no federal law against it as long as the gun is for personal use, but I haven't been able to find anything in Iowa's laws when I searched. Thans!


for personal use and not to be resold you can do that just fine. you own smithing, mod, etc. are all ok. iowa doesn't really address that. federal law is the only oversight as far as that code. and ATF code/ruling of course...

build away.

Link Posted: 11/30/2009 1:25:12 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/30/2009 1:51:34 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/30/2009 12:29:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Spart:
.... But Iowa's law seems pretty straightforward, leaving what appears to be room for a 14" registered SBR which is still IA legal.


i see what you're getting at... i'll have to think on it a bit. what you don't want to do is get caught up in the nomenclature and abbreviations. when you say you can legally possess a "registered SBR" in iowa, i can assure you that won't fly. if you own a weapon that conforms to the state's written requirements, then you simply own a rifle, carbine, shotgun, or whatever...

you go around mentioning "SBR" routinely and regardless of status you're going to attract the kind of trouble you don't want more than likely. see what i'm getting at?
Link Posted: 11/30/2009 3:15:46 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/30/2009 8:25:34 PM EDT
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no matter what it says, you're not going to bring in a registered SBR on a technicality. any state or entity won't transfer it to you as an iowa resident without the NFA prerequisites like being LE, having an SOT, etc.

if you owned it legally in an NFA friendly state, you're still illegal with it here. i'm not trying to be antigun, but i'm telling you straight up that what you want to achieve you can't legally do. while some poorly worded sentences in iowa code are giving you the impression otherwise, i can promise you ATF will be very clear on it.

the person i'd contact would be sam knowles at the iowa department of public safety. they liaise with ATF and LE on matters of 724 all the time. he can shed some light on this. it isn't like these boards aren't monitored, but i can tell you that there is a great deal of scrutiny right now on the iowa code regarding a couple of other changes that are big here in iowa, and if you manage to bring undue scrutiny and extra layers of bullshit to the code that we don't already ENJOY today, i'll be the first in line to kick your ass.

call him up and ask for clarity first without speaking your piece. this may shed light on it. should you actually catch him in a scenario where the data conflicts, you risk getting a bunch of extra jargin added that'll take us 15 years and $100K to reverse... no matter what you may have stumbled on today you won't pull this off. sorry to be so negative, but this is the fact of the matter and while there are many here who are very knowledgable on these matters, i've been working with the legislature, LE, DPS, ATF, and FBI on the iowa code and weapons regs daily for a few years... ;) i don't want to ask you to trust me, as you should seek the information for yourself. i always encourage that. just don't fuck it up for everyone else with a bunch of unintended consequences resulting from your pointing out a non loophole loophole...

$.02...

i'm very willing to visit with you via phone if you like. IM me. it'll move quicker and we can make sure neither is a dick. although i'm branded that from time to time, and sometimes rightlfully so, i wish for iowans to enjoy total freedom to bear arms. little by little we're getting there.


Link Posted: 11/30/2009 8:54:58 PM EDT
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Thanks for the contact info, but I don't really appreciate the tone. I'm just asking for information here. You seem to have some previous beef with issues like this from the past, but that beef certainly isn't with me personally and I've not done anything a reasonable person would find provoking.
Link Posted: 12/1/2009 6:16:02 AM EDT
sentiment is hard to convey in black and white. i mean no disrespect. when i make comments like this folks seem to think i'm antigun for some reason and that couldn't be further from the truth.

here's the way i'll break it down for you...

a bunch of iowans, and i mean a ton of them, are rallying to change the carry laws in iowa among others. we are working with DPS and lawmakers daily. these people's perception of iowans matter. even though they shouldn't, they do. so knowing there is no way, technicality or not, that you'll achieve an SBR without meeting the prerequisites of the state, all you can do is actually point out that iowa needs to clean up some of their wording. this won't end well. they won't clean it up in a matter that honors iowans, they'll add more layers of BS that generally conflict with federal regs, ATF regs, and other states. this what states do. so even though you're a sharp guy and have stumbled onto something worthy of discussing, challenging it openly and otherwise, will serve to only bring a negative change and another potential of scrutiny. too many of us have worked our nuts off and spent big $ to help create a scenario in which the state and the lawmakers can soak up the fact that law obiding gun owners aren't problematic in this state, just like the other 49....

sorry about the tone. you're right, i put it out there and laid it on thick. that was my intent. but i was trying to illustrate that toying with a scenario that won't ever work is not productive to positive changes in iowa's gun laws. there is no benefit to this.

thank you for your service to this country sir.

IM sent.
Link Posted: 12/1/2009 1:51:12 PM EDT
I can certainly understand your position. What is your affiliation with iowacarry.org? I PM'd my phone number.
Link Posted: 12/1/2009 9:44:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Spart:
I can certainly understand your position. What is your affiliation with iowacarry.org? I PM'd my phone number.


current exec vp of operations

Link Posted: 3/11/2010 12:22:04 AM EDT
Does anyone know the penalty for displaying a legal weapon to police and hitting a cop the same time in Iowa?
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 8:35:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ranger351w:
Does anyone know the penalty for displaying a legal weapon to police and hitting a cop the same time in Iowa?


you might want to expand on that one... you mean like flashing a weapon and then punching an LEO? if that is what you mean, i can't imagine the outcome being good for you...

Link Posted: 6/11/2010 9:30:06 PM EDT
for starters: 708.3A ASSAULTS ON PERSONS ENGAGED IN CERTAIN
OCCUPATIONS. 2. A person who commits an assault, as defined in section 708.1,
against a peace officer, jailer, correctional staff, member or
employee of the board of parole, health care provider, employee of
the department of human services, employee of the department of
revenue, or fire fighter, whether paid or volunteer, who knows that
the person against whom the assault is committed is a peace officer,
jailer, correctional staff, member or employee of the board of
parole, health care provider, employee of the department of human
services, employee of the department of revenue, or fire fighter and
who uses or displays a dangerous weapon in connection with the
assault, is guilty of a class "D" felony.

Or if they were feeling particularly randy at book-in:
707.11 Attempt to commit murder. A person commits a class "B" felony when, with the intent to cause the death of another person and not under circumstances which would justify the person's actions, the person does any act by which the person expects to set in motion a force or chain of events which will cause or result in the death of the other person.
Link Posted: 7/24/2010 1:01:19 PM EDT
Is there a required distance you have to be from the road to shoot? Last time I was out shooting it was at the fence line on a buddy's farm. I don't fully understand the gun laws and don't need any problems
Link Posted: 9/26/2010 9:58:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By iowa_hawkeyes:
Is there a required distance you have to be from the road to shoot? Last time I was out shooting it was at the fence line on a buddy's farm. I don't fully understand the gun laws and don't need any problems

sorry, just ran across this. i'm not aware of it and when i searched i couldn't find it. obviously you're not supposed to shoot across a road, but along side it is fine.... i'd play it safe and make sure you were past the state's lean... IE, make it past the road ditch inside a fence or where a fence would be...



Link Posted: 9/26/2010 11:25:10 AM EDT
From pg.15 of the current 2010-2011 hunting and Trapping Regulation booklet:

""Prohibited Hunting Near Buildings
Although you can hunt in a road ditch in Iowa
using a shotgun shooting shot, you cannot discharge
a firearm or shoot or attempt to shoot a
game or furbearing animal within 200 yards of a
building inhabited by people or domestic livestock
or a feedlot unless the owner or tenant has given
consent to do so. Feedlot means a lot, yard or corral
where livestock is confined for the purpose of
feeding and growth prior to slaughter. Pastures,
hayfields or cropfields where animals are allowed
to graze are not considered feedlots.""

And:

""Shooting Rifle Over Water or Highway
You cannot shoot any rifle on or over any of
the public highways or waters of the state or any
railroad right-of-way. You cannot discharge a shotgun
shooting a slug, pistol or revolver on or over a
public roadway (see diagram below).
Additionally, no person shall discharge a rifle,
including a muzzleloading rifle or musket, or a handgun
from a highway; or discharge a shotgun shooting
slugs from a highway north of U.S. Highway 30,
while deer hunting.
Roadway” means the portion of the highway
improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular
travel, including the shoulder.
Highway” means the entire width between
property lines, from fenceline to fenceline (includes
the ditches).""

And, although I am unable to find it now, I thought I remembered from when I was younger that it was prohibited to shoot a rifle within 100 yards of an interstate. I may be wrong but we always tried to get as far as possible before shooting- CAN NOT find it in the regs.

Always had trouble coyote hunting with high-power rifle- couldn't shoot from the ditch(highway), couldn't cross the fence(trespassing)...

Link Posted: 1/5/2011 6:06:26 PM EDT
I found a really nice 4 page FAQ about the new Concealed Permit Law.

http://co.marion.ia.us/offices/sheriff/forms/SF2379_FAQ_Version1_0.pdf

It is labelled "Prepared by the Iowa Department of Public Safety" Version 1.0 June 3, 2010

I looked around but did not see it, I hope it is not a Dupe.
Link Posted: 1/5/2011 8:06:21 PM EDT
IFC's link takes you to the more recent 5 NOV 10 version:

Iowa Fireamrs Coalition

SF 2379 v.3

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