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Iowa harvest transport tag

Iowa has two-part deer and turkey tags.

  • The Harvest Report Tag is the top part. Attach it after reporting your deer or turkey harvest.
  • The Transportation Tag is the bottom part. Attach it within 15 minutes of harvest and before you move the deer or turkey.

Attach the Transportation Tag as follows.

  • Notch the month/day of harvest at the bottom of the tag.
  • Remove the adhesive backing.
  • Attach the tag to the animal.
    • For deer with no antlers, cut a slit through the hide on one hind leg between the hock tendon and the leg bone. Then securely fasten the tag around the hock tendon directly above the ankle joint.
    • For deer with antlers, attach the tag to the antlers on the main beam between two points.
    • For turkeys, attach the tag securely around one leg.
  • Press the halves of the tag together, and make sure the hunter’s name, registration number, and date of harvest are readable.
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