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Urban Deer and Turkey Management
The Council Bluffs Public Health Department, 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 bowhunting season in Council Bluffs will occur on the following dates:
  • Sunday, August 21st from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 28th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Testing will be held at the Council Bluffs Recycling Center, 4441 Gifford Rd. 

See the links below for more information.

2015-2016 Bowhunting Guidelines and Rules

2015-2016 Deer Hunter Application Permit

Bow Hunting Permission Slip