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Let's Go Fishing!


It’s so easy to buy your fishing license. Just go to our Go Outdoors Iowa online licensing system. Or visit one of 700 local retailers and bait shops to buy your fishing license today.

Iowa residents can choose a three-year, one-year, or one of our short-term licenses. Or get an Outdoor Combo so you are ready to fish AND hunt. There are many options to help get you out on the water.



List of Recreational Licenses and Fees, Iowa Resident Fishing
RESIDENT FISHING LICENSES Cost Purchase Online Online Delivery Point of Sale (POS)
Resident Fishing $22.00 Y Y Y
Angler's Special - 3 Year Fish $62.00 Y Y Y
Bonus Line - 3rd Fish Line $14.00 Y Y Y
Lifetime Fishing (65 years old & older) $61.50 Y Y Y
Outdoor Combo - Hunting / Fishing / Habitat $55.00 Y Y Y
Resident Trout Fish Fee $14.50 Y Y Y
Resident 1-Day Fishing $10.50 Y Y Y
Resident 7-Day Fishing $15.50 Y Y Y
Resident Boundary Water Trotline $26.00 Y Y Y

 

List of Recreational Licenses and Fees, Nonresident Fishing
NONRESIDENT FISHING LICENSES Cost Purchase Online Online Delivery Point of Sale (POS)
Nonresident Fishing $48.00 Y Y Y
Bonus Line - 3rd Fish Line $14.00 Y Y Y
Nonresident Trout Fish Fee $17.50 Y Y Y
Nonresident 1-Day Fishing $12.00 Y Y Y
Nonresident 3-Day Fishing $20.50 Y Y Y
Nonresident 7-Day Fishing $37.50 Y Y Y
Nonresident Boundary Water Trotline $49.50 Y Y Y
List of Recreational Licenses and Fees
RESIDENT HUNTING & TRAPPING LICENSES Cost Purchase Online Online Delivery Point of Sale (POS)
Resident Hunting ** $22.00 Y Y Y
Lifetime Hunting ** $61.50 Y Y Y
Resident Hunting / Habitat $35.00 Y Y Y
Resident Apprentice License *** $35.00 Y Y Y
Resident Fur Harvest 16+ $26.00 Y Y Y
Resident Fur Harvest <16> $7.50 Y Y Y
Hunter's Special** - 3yr Hunting / Habitat $101.00 Y Y Y
Outdoor Combo** - Hunting / Fishing / Habitat $55.00 Y Y Y
Resident Fur Harvester / Habitat 16+ $39.00 Y Y Y
Resident Migratory Bird Fee $11.50 Y Y Y
Resident Habitat Fee $15.00 Y Y Y

*** The Resident Apprentice License was introduced in 2016. For more information please refer to the Hunting Regulations Booklet.

 
Resident Deer Hunting Licenses
RESIDENT DEER HUNTING LICENSES Cost Purchase Online Online Delivery Point of Sale (POS)
Resident Any-Sex Tags $33.00 Y N Y
Resident 1st Antlerless Tag $28.50 Y N Y
Resident Additional Antlerless $15.00 Y N Y
Resident Landowner / Tenant Any-Sex $2.00 Y N Y
Resident Landowner / Tenant Doe Tag $2.00 Y N Y
Resident Landowner / Tenant Additional Doe Tags =2 $15.00ea Y N Y
List of Recreational Licenses and Fees
RESIDENT TURKEY HUNTING LICENSES Cost Purchase Online Online Delivery Point of Sale (POS)
Resident Turkey Tags $28.50 Y N Y
Resident Landowner / Tenant Turkey $1.00 Y N Y
Nonresident Hunting and Trapping Licenses
NONRESIDENT HUNTING & TRAPPING Cost Purchase Online Online Delivery Point of Sale (POS)
Nonresident Hunting / Habitat 18+ ** $144.00 Y Y Y
Nonresident Hunting / Habitat <18 ** $45.00 Y Y Y
Nonresident Apprentice License *** $144.00 Y Y Y
Nonresident 5-day Hunting 18+ (not applicable to deer or turkey seasons) $77.00 Y Y Y
Nonresident 5-day Hunting/Habitat 18+ (not applicable to deer or turkey seasons) $90.00 Y Y Y
Nonresident Migratory Bird Fee $11.50 Y Y Y
Nonresident Fur Harvester / Habitat $247.00 Y Y Y
Nonresident Fur Dealer 1 Day Only $294.50 Y Y Y
Nonresident Fur Dealer $588.50 Y Y Y
Nonresident Buck Tag ( Pending Lottery Results) $348.50 Y N N
Nonresident Mandatory Antlerless $149.50 Y N N
Nonresident Antlerless by County $266.50 Y N N
Nonresident Holiday Tag $91.00 N N Y
Nonresident Preference Point $60.50 Y Y N
Nonresident Landowner Tag $266.50 Y N N
Nonresident Turkey Tags ( Pending Lottery Results) $119.00 Y N N

*** The Nonresident Apprentice License was introduced in 2016 and may not be used for deer or turkey hunting. For more information please refer to the Hunting Regulations Booklet.

Recreational Vehicle Permits
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PERMITS Cost Purchase Online Online Delivery Point of Sale (POS)
Resident Snow User Permit $17.75 Y N Y
Nonresident OHV User Permit $17.50 Y N Y
Nonresident Snow User Permit $17.50 Y N Y
Other Licenses and Products
  Cost Purchase Online Online Delivery Point of Sale (POS)
1 Year Iowa Outdoors Magazine $15.00 Y N Y
2 Year Iowa Outdoors Magazine $24.00 Y N Y
3 Year Iowa Outdoors Magazine $30.00 Y N Y
Ginseng Harvest $37.00 Y Y Y
Nonresident Ginseng Harvest $67.00 Y Y Y
Nonresident Falconry $28.00 Y Y Y
Resident Taxidermy $20.00 Y Y Y
Deer Book $12.00 Y N N
Retail Bait Dealer $38.00 Y Y Y
Replacement / Duplicates $4.50 Y Y Y