According to a press release from the Iowa DNR, the new Armed Forces Hunting and Fishing licenses are now available to residents of Iowa who served in the armed forces of the United States on federal active duty. The new annual fishing license, or hunting and fishing combo license, is $5, with a $2 processing fee.

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To qualify, veterans will need to submit a one-time application for the Iowa Hunting/Fishing License for Resident Armed Forces Veteran, along with a copy of their DD214. The application is available online here. It's located under the section "Residents Only Applications."

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Upon approval, the applicant’s account will be updated to reflect their status. They may then purchase the new license anywhere Iowa hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Qualifying veterans who have already purchased a hunting or fishing license for 2023 may submit the application, and then purchase the veterans license once their current license expires.

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In addition, the Iowa DNR offers a lifetime hunting and fishing license for veterans who have a service connected disability or were POW's. The application to start that process can be found here.

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The Iowa DNR offers several other options available for both veteran's and residents looking to hunt, fish, or become active in conservation. Any links for forms or questions can be answered by visiting this website or contacting Iowa DNR Customer Services at 515-725-8200.

The Iowa DNR manages fish and wildlife programs, ensures the health of Iowa’s forests and prairies, and provides recreational opportunities in Iowa’s state parks. The DNR also carries out state and federal laws that protect air, land, and water through technical assistance, permitting, and compliance programs. The DNR encourages the enjoyment and stewardship of natural resources among Iowans through outreach and education. Find out more about your Iowa DNR at Iowa Department of Natural Resources (iowadnr.gov).

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