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| Iowa DNR Hunting & Fishing Information
Hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased at the Recorder's Office or online at the DNR Go Outdoors Iowa Online Portal.
Visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website for information regarding hunting and fishing regulations, state parks, boating, and ORVs.
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 www.iowadnr.gov/waterfowl or at www.gooutdoorsiowa.com. The DNR has detailed instructions on how to register for HIP online at www.iowadnr.gov/waterfowl.
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.
1215 Edgington Avenue, Suite 4Eldora, IA 50627
Monday - Friday
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Recorder and Registrar of Vital Statistics
Phone : (641) 939-8178