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Iowa DNR accepting comments on proposed increase to hunting, fishing licenses and fees

Des Moines - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments on its proposed menu of hunting and fishing license fee increases, through Aug. 21.

The proposal would set the cost of an annual resident hunting or fishing license at $20; an increase of $3. The proposed license fees do not include the vendor or convenience fee that pays license sales vendors and for the license sales system that is added to the transaction.

Comments on the proposal may be submitted through Aug. 21 via email to, or by mail to Joe Larscheid, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319-0034.

The Iowa DNR has scheduled listening sessions from noon to 2 p.m., Aug. 21 at six locations where individuals may convey their comments if they choose. Attendees may come and go on their schedule during this time. There will not be a presentation on the proposed fee increase.

Download: Proposed Menu of Hunting and Fishing License Fee Increases [PDF]

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Iowa DNR accepting comments on proposed increase to hunting, fishing licenses and fees

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