Hunting & Fishing Sportsman Licenses

Hunting & Fishing Licenses

The following licenses are sold at the Recorder's Office:

  • Hunting licenses
  • Fishing licenses
  • Fur harvester licenses
  • Lifetime fishing, hunting, fur harvester & trout licenses for citizens 65 & over
  • Non-resident licenses
  • Various special season licenses

Hunting License Requirements

If you were born after January 1, 1967, you must satisfactorily complete a hunter education course in order to obtain a hunting license.


In order to obtain a hunting license, the Department of Natural Resources requires proof of residency. You can either show an Iowa driver's license, an Iowa DNR number, or Social Security Number.


For More Information

For information regarding hunting or fishing licenses, visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website.