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Resident License Application Form
Information required to prove eligibility of Iowa Residency. (for former nonresidents)
Changing Your Residency Status FAQ


Scientific Collector, Educational and Wildlife Rehabilitator Permits
Educational project, scientific collector, wildlife rehabilitators, salvage permits

Application information for fur dealers, game breeders and taxidermists:
For further information, please contact the DNR Customer Service Center at (515) 281-5918.

Fur Dealers
Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation engaged in the business of buying, bartering, trading or otherwise obtaining raw hides or skins of fur-bearing animals.
- Fur Dealer License Application | (Form #542-0133)
- Report of Raw Furs Purchased | (Form #542-0333)

Game Breeders
A person who possesses, raises, and sells game birds, game animals and fur-bearing animals whose original stock is obtained from a lawful source. This does not include any species that are defined as endangered or threatened under state law. It does not include exotic birds or animals.
- Game Breeder License Application | (Form #542-1386)

Taxidermists
A license for the practice of taxidermy of game, fish, or fur-bearing animals that have been lawfully taken.
- Nonresident Taxidermy License Application | (Form #542-0146)
- Purchase taxidermy license online

Hunting and Fishing License Applications for Veterans, Disabled Iowans, and Senior Citizens

Information on how to apply for hunting and fishing licenses for Iowa's veterans, disabled citizens, and seniors over age 65. For further information, please contact the DNR Customer Service Center at (515) 281-5918.

Special Nonresident Disabled Military Deer License Application (Form #542-0214)
A permit which allows qualified non-resident disabled military to purchase a non-resident deer tag at resident price and participate in a hunt that is conducted by an organization that conducts hunting experiences in this state for disabled persons.

Special Nonresident Disabled Military Turkey License Application (Form #542-0215)
A permit which allows qualified non-resident disabled military to purchase a non-resident turkey tag at resident price and participate in a hunt that is conducted by an organization that conducts hunting experiences in this state for disabled persons.

Special Nonresident Disabled Military Small Game Hunting License Application (Form #542-0216)
A permit which allows qualified non-resident disabled military to purchase a non-resident small game license at resident price and participate in a hunt that is conducted by an organization that conducts hunting experiences in this state for disabled persons.

Crossbow for Deer and Turkey Hunting License Application (Form #542-1369)
A permit which allows the use of a crossbow while bow hunting for deer and/or turkey for persons who are certified by a physician as having a disability in the upper extremities.

Motor Vehicle Use in Game Management Area, Park, Preserve - Permit Application (Form #542-8057)
A permit which allows for the use of a motor vehicle on game management areas, state parks or preserve for persons who are certified by a physician as having a disability which makes it impossible to ambulate without the use of a motor vehicle.

Free Annual Hunting and Fishing License Application (Form #542-8056)
Important Notice: Based on recent administrative rule updates, the applicant qualifications for this special license have changed. In addition, the processing guidelines for this license application have also changed. Please take time to review the new application in its entirety to determine if you now qualify for this license. If so, please complete the application and mail all appropriate documentation to a DNR field location specified in the application. (Iowa residents and facilities only)
** This Free Annual Hunting and Fishing License replaces the previous Special Annual Resident Hunting and Fishing License Application.

Application for Eligibility for a Non-Resident Severely Disabled Deer Hunting License (Form #542-0416)
Non-Residents who are certified by a physician as being severely disabled may apply for eligibility to acquire a paid non-resident deer hunting license to hunt during the Youth and Disabled Hunter Season.

Application for Eligibility for a Resident Severely Disabled Deer Hunting License (Form #542-0417)
Iowa residents who are severely disabled may obtain a paid deer hunting license to hunt during the Youth and Disabled Hunter Season.

Veteran Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Application (Form #542-1412)
A lifetime hunting and fishing license for veterans who have a service connected disability or were POW's.
(Iowa residents only)

Application for Eligibility for a Resident Non-Ambulatory Deer Hunting License (Form #542-0422)
Iowa residents who are certified by a physician as being non-ambulatory may apply for eligibility to acquire a paid non-ambulatory deer hunting license.


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