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DNR Kicks Off Adventure Ready Gift Card Giveaway
Posted: 04/16/2013
Hunters and anglers who purchase one of four new licenses will be automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card. The new promotion, called the “Adventure Ready Gift Card Giveaway,” kicks off April 22 with weekly drawings through mid-December.

Weekly winner announcements, along with the next week’s gift card sponsor and complete drawing details can be found at .

Several of Iowa’s hunting and fishing license vendors are providing gift cards, including:  The Baker’s Pantry in Dallas Center, Bass Pro Outdoor World in Council Bluffs and Altoona (10 gift cards), Cadell’s Ace Hardware in Atlantic (two gift cards), Fin & Feather in Iowa City (three gift cards), Four Season’s Bait and Tackle in Le Mars, Hy-Vee in Sheldon, Jerry’s Live Bait in Anamosa, Mills Fleet & Farm in Mason City (10 gift cards), Scheels in West Des Moines (four gift cards), Sportsman’s Warehouse in Ankeny, and Theisen’s in Dubuque.

“This is a great opportunity to partner with retailers and provide customers with licenses that offer convenience and expanded outdoor opportunities in Iowa,” said Chuck Corell, who oversees the DNR Conservation and Recreation Division.

To participate in the drawing, Iowans can simply purchase one of the four qualifying licenses at any license retailer (it does not have to be at a gift card-sponsored vendor), or on the DNR’s website at The four qualifying licenses are:
  • Bonus Line License – resident and nonresident anglers can fish with one additional line (with the purchase of the annual fishing license, which allows two lines), for $12.
  • Outdoor Combo License – annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat combo license for $47.
  • Angler’s Special – a three-year resident fishing license for $53.
  • Hunter’s Special – a three-year resident hunting license with habitat included for $86.

The DNR will draw every Monday at noon and announce the weekly winner on its website and through Twitter by Tuesday at noon. Anyone who purchased one of the four licenses starting January 1 will automatically be included in the weekly drawing. The promotion will run through December 23, 2013.