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Iowa Hunting Maps

Find public and private hunting land in Iowa with onX, the #1 hunting GPS and map app. Hunt GMU maps, landowner boundaries, aerial and topo maps.

Iowa Land Ownership Coverage

Our parcel coverage map lets you know at a glance which states and counties we have private land owner data for in our products. Due to differing state regulations and availability of data, we currently do not have complete coverage for every state and county. However, if a state or county makes the parcel data available, we make every effort to include it in future updates.

Note: The purpose of this map is to depict private land parcel coverage. Public land and other map layer coverage is statewide. Please note that there may be parts of some counties that do not have coverage or have unknown private landowner names.

Iowa Hunting Map Layers

IA Private Lands Preview

IA Private Lands

Over 1,500,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Iowa. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

IA Gov Lands Preview

IA Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 1,000,000 acres in Iowa to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

IA Possible Access Preview

IA Possible Access

onX has mapped 13,000 acres of possible access lands in Iowa including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

SUBLAYERS (4) Expand Sublayers
IA Game Mgmt Units Preview

IA Game Mgmt Units

Iowa Game Management Units

Includes 4 Sublayers

  • IA Non-Resident Deer Zones
  • Ruffed Grouse Hunting Zones
  • Fall Turkey Hunt Zones
  • Duck Hunt Zones
IA Habitat & Access Program (IHAP) Preview

IA Habitat & Access Program (IHAP)

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Habitat & Access Program. All hunters are expected to know the rules of the program. Please hunt responsibly and have a safe legal hunt.

App Overview


Increase success as you layer hunting zones, wildlife management areas, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop.

See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership names.

View trails, roads and accesses to narrow the hunt and always know where you stand.

  • Landowner names & boundaries
  • Satellite imagery with topo lines
  • Offline maps
  • Sync mobile and computer
  • GPS, waypoints, tracks, and markups
  • Color-coded public lands
  • State-specific map layers
  • Roads & trails
  • Hunting zones, units, districts and areas
  • Search by landowner, places or coordinates
  • Mark and measure areas

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Map details

  • Private landowner names, boundaries, and tax address
  • 2020 Iowa Habitat & Access Program Lands (IHAP) 
  • Color-coded land ownership data
  • 2020-21 Non Resident Deer Zone boundaries
  • 24k topo
  • Section lines and numbers (T24N R34E 12)
  • City and county parks
  • Roads – Highways, city and county roads, National Park roads, wildlife management area roads, National Wildlife Refuge roads, and local park roads
  • Trails – National Park trails, state park trails, state forest trails, rails to trails, US Fish & Wildlife trails, urban greenway trails
  • Campgrounds
  • Geographic names – Cities, towns, prairies, hollows, sloughs, channels, islands, bluffs
  • Water – detailed data on rivers & streams, lakes, reservoirs, canals, ditches, springs
  • Bathymetry – 20-foot depth contours in Iowa’s Significant Publicly-Owned Lakes, portions of the Mississippi River
  • Fishing access sites (boat ramps)
  • Airports – Updated with current FAA data
  • Disc Golf course locations


onX Hunt prides itself in offering a multi-platform mapping system. Hunt App works on iOS and Android mobile phones as well as provides access to our mapping solutions from your computer.

Map updates

As land ownership, hunting areas, and other map data change we update the map data on our servers. This new map data will automatically be loaded to your Hunt App without you having to do anything.

onX Hunt GPS Chip

Important announcement regarding the onX Hunt Chip

Effective immediately, the onX Hunt Chip for 29 of the 50 U.S. states will no longer be available for purchase. The final 21 states will still be available for purchase through Dec. 31, 2022. Click “Learn More” below to find out when the onX Hunt Chip will be discontinued for this state.

Chip Updates

Version 19.0 Released on: Jul. 2, 2019

  • Updated Iowa Habitat & Access Program Lands (IHAP) as of July 1, 2019

Version 18.0 Released on: Jan. 9, 2018

  • Updated parcel ownership statewide
  • Updated public lands statewide
  • Added shooting ranges throughout the state
  • Added Iowa DNR conservation license dealers throughout the state
  • Updated Iowa Habitat & Access Program Lands (IHAP) to 2018 season
  • Updated Non Resident Deer Zone boundaries to 2018-19 regulations

Version 17.1 Released on: Dec. 5, 2017

  • Updated Iowa Habitat & Access Program Lands (IHAP) *current as of December 2017

Version 17.0 Released on: Feb 14, 2017

  • Added parcel data to the following county: Ida
  • Updated Iowa Habitat & Access Program Lands (IHAP) *current as of January 2017