Qualification shoot scheduled for deer bow hunting season in Muscatine

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The 2021-2022 deer bow hunting season within the limits of the City of Muscatine will be held Sept. 11, 2021, through Jan. 10, 2022. The hunting season was approved by the Muscatine City Council on July 15, 2021.

The City of Muscatine has participated in a city wide deer hunt program with the guidance of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources since the 2006-2007 Deer Hunting Season. This year’s hunt within the city limits will again be for bow hunting on approved private property with two (2) acres or more. Property owners may combine parcels to reach the two (2) acre minimum.

In advance of the upcoming bow hunting season for deer within the city limits, the City of Muscatine will once again host a qualifying shoot for interested parties. In order for individuals to be eligible to participate in this year’s hunting season within the city limits, they must pass a shooting proficiency test.

The test will be given at the lower level lot of the Weed Park Maintenance Facility, 1211 Weed Park Drive, on the following dates:

· Saturday, August 28, 2021 – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

· Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

· Wednesday, September 8, 2021 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition to the proficiency testing, an informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the Aquatic Center in Weed Park. Hunters interested in participating in this year’s hunt are required to attend this meeting.

Questions concerning the City of Muscatine’s 2021/2022 deer hunting season can be directed to the Parks and Recreation Department at 563-263-0241.