Information on how to apply for hunting and fishing licenses for Iowa's veterans, disabled citizens, and seniors over age 65. For further information, please contact the DNR Customer Service Center at 515-725-8200.
RESIDENTS ONLY APPLICATIONS
Free Annual Hunting and Fishing License Application (Form #542-8056)
Residents of Iowa who are either a) permanently disabled AND the annual household income is below the federal poverty guidelines or b) age 65 or older AND the annual household income is below the federal poverty guidelines. Please see the application for the current federal poverty guidelines.
Veteran Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Application (Form #542-1412)
A lifetime hunting and fishing license for veterans who have a service connected disability or were POW's.
Application For Iowa Lifetime Trout For Resident Veterans (Form #542-0708)
Residents of Iowa who either a) qualify for and have received the Disabled Veterans Homestead Credit or b) believe to qualify but have not applied for the Disabled Veteran Homestead Credit and can provide a copy of a current letter provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs which indicates they are entitled to a service connected disability with a rating of 100%, are eligible for a Lifetime Trout License at a cost of $65.00.
Application for Eligibility for a Resident Non-Ambulatory Deer Hunting License (Form #542-0422)
Iowa residents who are certified by a physician as being non-ambulatory may apply for eligibility to acquire a paid non-ambulatory deer hunting license.
Application for Iowa Annual Hunting/Fishing License For Resident Armed Forces Veteran (Form #542-1411)
Residents of Iowa who have served in the armed forces of the United States on federal active duty are eligible. Must submit their DD214 (must show characterization such as Honorable or General, Under Honorable Conditions). Applicants will only need to submit the application one time. Once approved, the licenses will be available for purchase every year.
RESIDENT OR NONRESIDENT APPLICATIONS
Crossbow for Deer and Turkey Hunting License Application (Form #542-1369)
A permit which allows the use of a crossbow while bow hunting for deer and/or turkey for persons who are certified by a physician as having a disability in the upper extremities.
Application for Eligibility for a Severely Disabled Deer Hunting License (Form #542-0417)
Hunters who are certified by a physician as being severely disabled may obtain a paid deer hunting license to hunt during the Disabled Hunter Season.
Motor Vehicle Use In Game Management Area, Park, Preserve
The DNR no longer requires a permit that allows for the use of a motor vehicle on game management areas, state parks or preserve. For persons who have a disability which makes it impossible to ambulate without the use of a motor vehicle, please work directly with DNR staff who are assigned to the game management area, state park or preserve. DNR staff will work with individuals to develop an access plan for each desired area. Individuals must keep the access plan with them when using the area.