Fishing & Hunting Licenses

License Information & Fees


DNR (Department of Natural Resources) licenses are available at the Recorder's office. You must have a Social Security number, DNR number, or a valid driver license to obtain the license.



License & Permit Fees


Resident Fishing (beginning Dec. 15, 2015)


  • Annual 16 years old and older................$19.00
  • 3-Year..................................................$53.00
  • 7-Day...................................................$13.50
  • 1-Day...................................................$9.50
  • Annual Third Line Fishing Permit............$12.00
  • Trout Fee.............................................$12.50
  • Lifetime (65 years old and older).............$52.50
  • Boundary Water Sport Trotline...............$22.50
  • Fishing Tournament Permit....................$25.00
  • Fishing, Hunting, Habitat Fee Combo.....$47.00
  • SPECIAL PADDLEFISH LICENSE.........$22.00

Nonresident Fishing (beginning Jan. 1, 2016)


  • Annual 16 years old and older...............$41.00
  • 7-Day..................................................$32.00
  • 3-Day..................................................$17.50
  • 1-Day..................................................$10.50
  • Annual Third Line Fishing Permit...........$12.00
  • Trout Fee............................................$15.00
  • Boundary Water Sport Trotline..............$42.50
  • Fishing Tournament Permit...................$25.00
  • SPECIAL PADDLEFISH LICENSE........$42.00

Resident Hunting


  • Hunting 16 years old and older..............$19.00
  • Habitat Fee (Age 16-64).......................$13.00
  • Hunting & Habitat Fee Combo..............$30.00
  • Hunting 3 Year with Habitat Fee............$86.00
  • Migratory Game Bird Fee ....................$10.00
  • APPRENTICE (includes hunting & habitat) ​......$30.00
  • Fur harvester Age 16 & Older ...............$22.50
  • Fur harvester Under 16 ........................$7.50
  • Hunting, Fishing, Habitat Fee Combo ...$47.00
  • Hunting Preserve..................................$7.00
  • Lifetime Hunting (Age 65 & older) ..........$52.50
  • Lifetime Fur harvester (Age 65 & Older)..$52.50

DEER & TURKEY LICENSES


Paid Deer Licenses


  • General Deer .......................................$28.50
  • Antlerless-only, First License.................$28.50
  • Antlerless-only Second & All Others.......$13.00

Landowner-Tenant - Farm Unit Only


  • General Deer ........................................$2.00
  • Antlerless-only .....................................$2.00
  • Reduced Fee Antlerless-only................. $13.00
  • Paid Wild Turkey...................................$24.50
  • Landowner-Tenant Wild Turkey................$1.00
NONRESIDENT HUNTING
  • Hunting 18 years & older........................$112.00
  • Habitat Fee...........................................$13.00

NONRESIDENT Hunting & Habitat Fee Combo


  • 18 & Older ...........................................$123.00
  • Hunting Under 18 ..................................$32.00

Deadlines & Regulations


For the latest deadlines, seasons, and hunting regulations please visit the Iowa DNR website. All licenses may be obtained online through the Iowa DNR website.

Resident turkey and deer licenses, including landowner, are available at the Recorder's Office or from any licensed ELSI (Electronic Licensing System in Iowa) dealer. Non-Resident deer or turkey licenses must be obtained from the Iowa DNR located in Des Moines, IA. Non-Resident hunting and fishing licenses are also available at any ELSI dealer.

Please call the State Conservation Officer for Muscatine County at 563-260-1223 for more information.