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DNR Game Licensing

DNR Game Licensing

Dawn T. Goldman - Keokuk County Recorder

101 South Main St

Sigourney, Iowa 52591


Hunter Education is a mandatory program that is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities.  The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, basic wildlife management, hunting laws and firearm/archery safety.  Hunter Education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics.

Iowa law requires all Iowa residents born after January 1, 1972, and all non-residents born after January 1, 1968, to be certified in Hunter Education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license.

These classes are available to all future hunters age 11 and up (who will be turning 12 in the upcoming season). Registration will require student's name, address, social security number, birthday and parent names.  Classes are free and lunch is provided.

ALL students WILL be required to pick up the Hunter's Safety Education Manual in the Recorder's office, read AND complete the test questions in the back of the manual BEFORE attending class.  Students will be required to take a test at the end of the class with a 75% passing grade.

1ST CLASS BEING OFFERED will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at Keokuk County Sportsman Club, 20162 240th Ave, Sigourney.  

You can register in the Recorder's Office OR online at Sportsman Club Hunter Safety 2023

2ND CLASS BEING OFFERED will be held Saturday, October 21, 2023, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at Keswick Fire Station, 125 South Irons St, Keswick.

This class is ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY, at Keswick Hunter Safety 2023 

Please Note: When registering a child, make sure to login as the child you are wishing to register or create an account for that child.  DO NOT login or register yourself as a parent unless you are wanting to take the course yourself for certification.  Students who have previously purchased Iowa DNR licenses, such as youth deer tags, will already have an Iowa DNR account and should register using their personal information.

2023-2024 Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Iowa Resident Licenses

  • Fishing- $22.00
  • 7 Day Fishing- $15.50
  • 1 Day Fishing - $10.50
  • Trout Fee- $14.50
  • Bonus Line - $14.00
  • Hunting- $22.00
  • Habitat Fee- $15.00
  • Lifetime Fishing- $61.50
  • Lifetime Hunting- $61.50
  • Duck (Migratory Bird) Fee- $11.50
  • Federal Duck Stamp - $28.50
  • Fur Harvester (Under 16)- $7.50
  • Fur Harvester (16+) - $26.00
  • Lifetime Fur Harvester - $61.50
  • Hunting/Habitat Combo- $35.00
  • Outdoor Combo (Hunting, Fishing & Habitat) - $55.00
  • Hunters Special (3 year Hunting & Habitat) - $101.00
  • Angler's Special (3 year Fishing) - $62.00

One habitat fee per person required for all hunting and fur harvester licenses for ages 16-64.

Non-Resident Licenses

  • Fishing (16+)- $48.00
  • 7 Day Fishing- $37.50
  • 3 Day Fishing - $20.50
  • 1 Day Fishing - $12.00
  • Trout Fee- $17.50
  • Bonus Line - $14.00
  • Hunting (18+)- $131.00
  • Habitat Fee - $15.00
  • Hunting (18 & Under)- $32.00
  • Hunting/Habitat Combo- $144.00
  • Duck (Migratory Bird) Fee- $11.50
  • Federal Duck Stamp - $29.00
  • Fur Harvester - $234.00
  • Fur Harvester/Habitat- $247.00

Habitat Fees Required for all hunting and fishing licenses for all non-residents regardless of age.

This is not a complete list of privileges offered by the Iowa DNR. Please consult the Iowa DNR website at for a complete llisting. 

2023 Iowa Fishing Regulations

2023-2024 Iowa Hunting & Trapping & Migratory Bird Regulations

2023-2024 Season Dates and Quotas

Non-Resident Applications

2023 Affidavit for Nonresident Iowa Landowner Anterless-Only Deer Hunting License

2023 Iowa Non-Resident Deer Application/Instructions

2023 Iowa Non-Resident Special Deer Hunting for Severly Disabled Person

2023 Iowa Non-Resident Deer Zone

Want to know more about hunting seasons, regulations and bag limits? Find this information on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources web site.