Iowa DNR Hunting & Fishing Information

Purchase Licenses Online

Hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased at the Recorder's Office or online at the DNR Go Outdoors Iowa Online Portal.

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Iowa DNR Website

Visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website for information regarding hunting and fishing regulations, state parks, boating, and ORVs. 

Reminder: Dove and Duck hunters must register for the Harvest Information Program (HIP)

All hunters who pursue migratory game birds are required to register for Harvest Information Program (HIP) either through the Go Outdoors Iowa app on their smartphone, through a link at or at The DNR has detailed instructions on how to register for HIP online at

Migratory game birds mean more than ducks and geese; in Iowa it includes mourning doves, ducks, geese, coots, doves, woodcock, rails, and snipe.

Once registered, hunters will need to write a confirmation number on their license, print an updated copy of their license with the confirmation or take a screenshot of their confirmation on their phone to show proof of registration. Requiring a confirmation number will allow the DNR to better track migratory bird hunters – a federal requirement.

Hunters having trouble are encouraged to call the DNR’s customer service number where staff can help get them registered over the phone. The customer service number is 515-725-8200.