Quick and easy access to recreational privileges in Iowa, including hunting, fishing, and specialty licenses:
Purchase Your Licenses Online
Buy your Hunting and Fishing license online today! We offer multi-year packages and combos for whatever you need to stay licensed.
Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle.
Make your online reservation for state park cabins, camping sites and lodges.
Iowa DNR Customer Service
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Information / Records Requests
Contact Information by County
Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCO) are licensed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources suggests that if you have a nuisance wildlife problem with your home, business or property; contact the NWCO nearest you. NWCO's are a private business, and are not an agent or employee of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Any person interested in becoming a Licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator (NWCO) can review the NWCO Manual/Guidebook to determine if he or she qualifies, based upon practical wildlife trapping experience or related education, training or coursework.
Currently licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators
Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCO):
Nuisance Animal Log, Form # 542-8075
Nuisance Animal Log, Form # 542-8075NWCO - Species ID & Information Manual
Canada Goose Control Guidelines
For more information, please check these animal control website links:
Are you a landowner wishing to hunt on your own land? Enroll in Iowa’s land owner/tenant registration for hunting licenses.
Are you a private landowner seeking guidance on how to effectively deal with wildlife damage? Click through for resources to help minimize wildlife damages to crops and property.
Wildlife Damage Management