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New collectible hard card now available

New collectible hard card now available

  • 2/18/2020 11:38:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources 2020 collectors’ card featuring wildlife artwork by Iowa-native Larry Zach is on sale.
New crayfish harvest regulation on Storm Lake

New crayfish harvest regulation on Storm Lake

  • 9/17/2019 1:31:00 PM
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STORM LAKE, Iowa – To help reduce the spread of rusty crayfish to other waterbodies in Iowa, licensed bait dealers can no longer harvest any crayfish species from Storm Lake. Crayfish collected for bait from Storm Lake for personal use can only be used in Storm Lake and cannot be transported live from the lake.
Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

  • 8/13/2019 4:09:00 PM
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Licenses to pursue Iowa’s world class deer herd go on sale Aug. 15 at more than 700 license sales agents statewide and online.
Sport the plates that support the resources

Sport the plates that support the resources

  • 2/20/2019 7:58:00 AM
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Iowans can put their support for conservation on cruise control by purchasing a natural resources license plate when it’s time to renew their vehicle registration.
Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

  • 8/14/2018 12:50:00 PM
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Licenses to pursue Iowa’s world class deer herd go on sale Aug. 15 at more than 700 license sales agents statewide and online.
Licenses Expire January 10

Licenses Expire January 10

  • 1/2/2018 12:52:00 PM
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Hunters and anglers are encouraged to purchase their 2018 license before their 2017 license expires. Annual Iowa hunting and fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10. License holders who purchased the three year option should check the date range printed on their license for expiration.
Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

Deer licenses on sale Aug. 15

  • 8/15/2017 11:59:00 AM
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Licenses to pursue Iowa’s world class deer herd go on sale Aug. 15 at more than 700 license sales agents statewide and online.
Now available: Iowa deer hunting draw results

Now available: Iowa deer hunting draw results

  • 6/26/2017 8:34:00 AM
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Hunters who applied for the 2017 draw can now view results online by logging into the DNR purchasing system and choosing "View Application Status." 
Nonresident Hunting Update

Nonresident Hunting Update

  • 6/2/2017 1:07:00 PM
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Last chance: Iowa nonresident deer application closes Sunday The 2017 Iowa nonresident deer application period closes at midnight on Sunday, June 4. Applications and preference point purchases will not be accepted after that date and time.
Fishing license check nets fugitive

Fishing license check nets fugitive

  • 4/14/2017 2:26:00 PM
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FORT DODGE - David Scott Dayton, 30, of Fort Dodge, was booked into Webster County Jail Thursday after assaulting State Conservation Officer Bill Spece who was checking fishing licenses at the little dam in Fort Dodge.
Deadline to buy paddlefish license is Jan. 31

Deadline to buy paddlefish license is Jan. 31

  • 1/10/2017 12:00:00 PM
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Iowa anglers have until January 31 to buy their 2017 paddlefish license for the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers. The special paddlefish season runs from March 1 to April 15.
2016 hunting, fishing licenses expire Jan. 10

2016 hunting, fishing licenses expire Jan. 10

  • 1/3/2017 12:16:00 PM
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2016 hunting and fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10, 2017. All hunters and anglers will need a 2017 license to hunt or fish beginning Jan. 11.
Missouri River paddlefish licenses on sale now

Missouri River paddlefish licenses on sale now

  • 12/22/2016 9:12:00 AM
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Try a new fishing experience this spring – snagging paddlefish on the Missouri River. Paddlefish licenses are on sale now through Jan. 31, 2017.
Hunter Apprentice License Topic of Public Hearing

Hunter Apprentice License Topic of Public Hearing

  • 3/15/2016 8:09:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public hearing on rules covering the new hunter apprentice license for April 20, from 1-2 p.m., in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Deadline to Purchase Paddlefish License is Jan 31

Deadline to Purchase Paddlefish License is Jan 31

  • 1/12/2016 10:21:00 AM
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Iowa anglers have until January 31 to purchase their 2016 paddlefish license for the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers. The special paddlefish season runs from March 1 to April 15.
2015 Hunting, Fishing Licenses Expire Jan 10

2015 Hunting, Fishing Licenses Expire Jan 10

  • 12/29/2015 6:48:00 AM
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All 2015 Iowa hunting and fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10, 2016. All hunters and anglers will need a 2016 license to hunt or fish beginning Jan. 11.
2016 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Dec 15

2016 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Dec 15

  • 12/8/2015 7:04:00 AM
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The calendar insists it’s middle December – regardless of what the thermometer says – meaning 2015 will soon become 2016 and time to renew hunting and fishing licenses.
Don't Wait Till the Last Minute to Purchase Second Shotgun Deer Season Licenses

Don't Wait Till the Last Minute to Purchase Second Shotgun Deer Season Licenses

  • 12/8/2015 6:56:00 AM
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Second shotgun deer season could see a few more hunters than usual this year. The combination of warmer than usual temperatures during the first shotgun season and the Iowa Hawkeyes playing in the Big Ten championship football game kept many first season hunters out of the timber.