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In 2015, Iowans purchased…Fishing236,526 annual fishing licenses5,212 three year fishing licenses (6,957 purchased in 2014) (16,439 purchased in 2013)6,325 bonus line third fishing line7,042 lifetime fishing license1,145 seven day fishing license2,874 one day fishing license40,536 trout fee
45,254 outdoor combination hunting/fishing/habitat licenses
Hunting30,335 annual hunting licenses74,804 annual hunting/habitat combination licenses1,502 three year hunting/habitat licenses (2,002 purchased in 2014) (6,356 purchased in 2013)2,527 lifetime hunting licenses28,557 habitat fees25,889 migratory game bird fees14,659 fur harvester licenses age 16+955 fur harvester under 16670 fur harvester/habitat combination licenses50,937 regular deer shotgun season 1 licenses45,599 regular deer shotgun season 2 licenses56,297 regular deer bow license21,667 regular deer late muzzleloader licenses9,549 youth season deer licenses16,984 spring turkey season 1-3 licenses15,226 spring turkey season 4 licenses6,100 spring turkey bow licenses5,455 spring turkey youth licenses
Landowner licenses32,577 regular deer licenses28,924 antlerless licenses5,336 spring turkey licenses
In 2015, nonresidents purchased…Fishing17,856 annual fishing licenses2,098 seven day fishing licenses11,778 three day fishing licenses12,903 one day fishing licenses4,954 trout stamps
Hunting14,321 hunting licenses12,222 hunting/ habitat combination licenses16,820 habitat fees2,816 migratory game bird fees
DeerRegular deer applications by nonresidents2,100 bow licenses2,018 shotgun season 1 licenses762 shotgun season 2 licenses957 late muzzleloader licenses11,549 preference points