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.
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Make your online reservation for state park cabins, camping sites and lodges.
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Find out complete details about Iowa’s public hunting areas and shooting ranges.
The new Hunting Atlas is an interactive map that shows all lands open to public hunting in the state, totaling over 680,000 acres. The Hunting Atlas also gives basic information about those areas such as: acres, general habitat description, expected species and links to more information and maps, if available. It will also tell a user what hunting zones any area of the state falls into. Check it out to help you plan your next hunt!
Download: Hunting Atlas boundaries for Google Earth [*.kmz] - Updated 8/23/2016
Habitat & Access Program (IHAP)
Through the Iowa Habitat and Access Program (IHAP), Iowa landowners open their land to public hunting and in turn receive funding and expertise for habitat improvements. IHAP has enrolled more than 25,000 acres across 51 counties that are now open for walk-in public hunting from September 1 - May 31 each year.
Wildlife Management Areas
The DNR's Wildlife Bureau manages over 375,000 acres that are open to public hunting.
Iowa Shooting Ranges
Several shooting ranges across the state offer hunters a place to practice shooting safely and conveniently.
List of Iowa Private Shooting Preserves