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Iowa's Mobile App

Did you know we have a new mobile app, Go Outdoors IA? You can now sync your hunting and fishing licenses on the app to show in the field. Just download the app and log in to sync.

In addition to purchasing licenses at dealer locations or online, customers may download the public mobile app for iPhone and Android devices to purchase and access their license information no matter where they are.

The mobile app will offer an additional legal means of carrying one’s licenses in the field as well as allow users to e-check game regardless if there is a cellular reception. Users may store multiple customers’ documents and e-checks (ex: family members) on one device.

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Go Outdoors Iowa - Licensing System

The DNR’s new hunting and fishing license system, Go Outdoors Iowa, is now available! The new system makes it easier and more convenient for the public to get hunting and fishing licenses, manage your profile information, apply for controlled hunts, and report harvests.

+ Am I still able to purchase at a license agent?
+ How do I log in to the new system?
+ Why do I need to provide the Last 4 of Social?
+ What is Auto-Renew?
+ What is a Collectible Durable Hard Card?
+ How Do I Report a Harvest in the new system?
+ What is the Mobile App?

Iowa's Collector's Card

Fishing version of collector card


When you purchase a license and/or permit through the system, you may be asked if you would like to upgrade to a durable card for $5. This optional, durable card is a valid form of proof of purchase that will not be damaged by water, sun, dirt, or regular wear and tear like the traditional paper document. The card is made of credit card-like material that contains your customer and license information on one side, and features artwork from Iowa artists on the other side.


+ What is the fee for the hard card?
+ How often does the hard card design change?
+ Is the hard card printed at point of purchase?
+ How long does it take the hard card to arrive?
+ If I have a lifetime license, can I purchase?
+ Is the hard card reloadable?
+ What if I purchase another license?
+ Print hunting license on one fishing on another?
+ If I lose my license(s) ...
+ Can I purchase the hard card as a gift?

For further questions, call: 515-725-8200

artist Bruce Gordon

About the Artist

DNR’s collector’s card artist, Bruce Gordon, is an active hunter and angler.

To research the bass image, Bruce did some pond diving to observe the appearance of lily pads from below the surface of the water. As for his pheasant design, Bruce recalls acting almost as a bird dog on pheasant hunts as a child when he was too young to carry a gun, and his reverence for the “king of game” in northern Iowa persists to this day.

Find more of his work at www.artistbynature.net.

  • Purchase and view / print your licenses & permits
  • Submit harvest reports and check quotas
  • View and Manage Your Customer Account


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