In accordance with CDC guidelines, and state recommendations, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is cancelling upcoming classes, field days, workshops, and advanced hunter education offerings through April 30.
These events are usually held within facilities that are currently closed or prohibiting gatherings of large groups due to the Covid-19.
Due to the cancelation of the in-person hunter education courses and field days, the department is recommending the following for hunting this spring:
• Anyone ages 15 years and y ounger are able to participate in hunting activities if accompanied by an adult 18 and older who holds a valid hunting permit.
• Anyone ages 16-17 can purchase an apprentice hunting license to hunt alongside an adult 18 and older who holds a valid hunting permit.
• Anyone ages 18 and older can complete the required hunter's safety course online.
DNR events have been canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
"The safety of our users, attendees, partners and staff is most important. When possible, events will be rescheduled and that information will be distributed accordingly," a spokesman said. "Please check our website frequently for the latest closures, postponements and updates."
The DNR website is www.iowadnr.gov.