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2012 Hunting and Fishing License Sales
Posted: 01/15/2013
In 2012, Iowans purchased…

328,718 fishing licenses
318,003 annual
6,938 lifetime
1,215 7-day
2,562 1-day
39,351 trout stamps

164,194 hunting licenses
161,843 annual
2,351 lifetime
161,228 habitat fees
24,301 migratory game bird fees
19,219 fur harvester licenses
57,783 any deer shotgun season 1 licenses
45,971 any deer shotgun season 2 licenses
55,075 any deer bow license
20,425 any deer late muzzleloader licenses
9,555 youth season deer licenses
16,919 spring turkey season 1-3 licenses
12,368 spring turkey season 4 licenses
5,295 spring turkey bow licenses
3,789 spring turkey youth licenses

Landowner licenses
33,707 any deer licenses
32,613 antlerless licenses
5,017 spring turkey licenses

In 2012, nonresidents purchased…
40,090 fishing licenses
4,306 trout stamps

23,421 hunting licenses and habitat fees
2,162 migratory game bird fees

Any deer applications by nonresidents
4,073 bow licenses
2,760 shotgun season 1 licenses
941 shotgun season 2 licenses
1,291 late muzzleloader licenses
9,257 preference points