Urban Deer and Turkey Management

Council Bluffs Public Health, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, regulate where and how many deer and turkey can be hunted (bow only) within the city limits of Council Bluffs.

Proficiency tests for the 2016 - 2017 Bow Hunting season in Council Bluffs occurred on the following dates:
  • Sunday, August 21st from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 28th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Information for the 2017-2018 season will posted in Fall of 2017.
Testing will be held at the Council Bluffs Recycling Center located at 4441 Gifford Rd.

See the links below for more information.

2016-2017 Bow Hunting Guidelines and Rules

2015-2016 Deer Hunter Application Permit

Bow Hunting Permission Slip