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Hook an Angler (Iowa Outdoors, Spring 2019)


Each year DNR staff set records in fisheries management like stocking 165 million fish last year, besting the previous record by 9 million! Lakes, fish habitat and angler access keep improving, too. Yet no matter how spectacular the resources and amenities, about a third of license buyers don’t renew their licenses the next year.

The good news? Research shows these inconsistent license buyers will fish again if invited! Eighty-four percent will fish if invited by a child, friend, family member, co-worker or neighbor...

Find out more, for the entire article:
Hook An Angler, Iowa Spring Fishing Forecast 2019

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