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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: At what age does Iowa require you to possess a valid Iowa fishing license?
Answer: Iowa requires all anglers 16 years of age and older to purchase and possess a valid Iowa fishing license.
Question: I am on active duty with the US military. Do I still need a fishing license in Iowa?
Answer: No, but all military personnel on active duty with the US armed forces, on authorized leave from duty station located outside of the state, and a legal resident of the state must carry papers including leave papers and a copy of current earnings statement showing a tax deduction for Iowa income taxes while fishing.
Question: Are there any other exemptions for needing a fishing license in Iowa?
Answer: Yes. A minor of the State School for the Blind and State School for the Deaf can fish without a valid Iowa fishing license. Also, . Minor residents of other state institutions under the control of an administrator or a division of the department of human services and residents of county care facilities or a person who is receiving supplementary assistance under chapter 29 can fish without a license.
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How much does an Iowa fishing license cost online?
Fishing licenses in Iowa can range from under $11.00 for a Resident 1-Day fishing license to under $65.00 for a Resident 3-Year fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.
Iowa Resident Fishing License Prices
Iowa Resident Annual Fishing License:
Iowa Resident Angler’s Special Fishing License – 3 Year:
Iowa Resident Combo Fishing/Hunting/Habitat License:
Iowa Resident 1-Day Fishing License:
Iowa Resident 7-Day Fishing License:
Iowa Resident Bonus Line 3rd Line Fishing License: Allows anglers to fish with up to 2 additional line. Must have purchased resident Annual Fishing License.
Iowa Resident Lifetime Fishing License: 65 years of age or older
Iowa Resident Trout Fish Fee:
Iowa Resident Boundary Water Trotline:
Iowa Resident Duplicate (replacement) Fishing License:
How much does an Iowa nonresident fishing license cost online?
Iowa Nonresident Fishing License Prices
Iowa Nonresident Annual Fishing License:
Iowa Nonresident 1-Day Fishing License:
Iowa Nonresident 3-Day Fishing License:
Iowa Nonresident 7-Day Fishing License:
Iowa Nonresident Bonus Line 3rd Line Fishing License: Allows anglers to fish with up to 2 additional line. Must have purchased nonresident Annual Fishing License.
Iowa Nonresident Trout Fish Fee:
Iowa Nonresident Boundary Water Trotline:
Iowa Nonresident Duplicate (replacement) Fishing License:
Where can I buy an Iowa fishing license?
All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website.