Your favorite fishing hole may soon be frozen. However, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, it's still an opportune time to prepare for 2023. 

Photo Credit: Keith B. via Canva
Photo Credit: Keith B. via Canva

The DNR wants you to know that Iowans may purchase 2023 resident hunting, fishing, and other licenses on Dec. 15, 2022. So why not get a jump start because it's always good to plan because any license purchased for 2022 expires on Jan. 10, 2023.

Do you have a hunter or fishing enthusiast on your holiday shopping list? Family and friends often enjoy hunting and fishing. So a fishing or hunting license makes a great stocking stuffer too!

The license options include the Outdoor Combo annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat license for $55. Also, the Angler's Special three-year fishing license for $62. Or perhaps you'll want to consider the convenience of the Hunter's Special Three-year hunting license with habitat included for just $101.

But wait, there's more! The DNR Bonus Line option is for $14. It allows Iowa residents and nonresidents to fish with another line, with the two lines typically permitted with a fishing license.

Upgrade from a paper license to a more durable hard card for only $6. Besides the longevity, it also includes a custom design from Iowa artists. 

With so many licenses to keep track of, you may also want to download and use the GoOutdoorsIowa mobile app for your smartphone. It's convenient and efficient to buy and access your license information anywhere. In addition, use the app to sync your license(s) for an easy way to show in the field if you're ever in a situation to provide proof that you hold a valid license.

You may also download multiple customer licenses to offer one secure digital license document location for families, groups, and more.

Licenses are available at 700 locations across Iowa and on the DNR website at



Dubuque's Riverview Park Provides Spectacular Views & Affordable Camping

Life along the Mississippi River remains as Twain described it 139 years ago. While the river and the towns lining its bank may be tamer today than in Twain's time, there remains a calming allure to resting on the riverbank and watching it flow. 

Dubuque's City-owned and operated 20-acre Miller Riverview Park and Campground is one of the best places to relax and enjoy the mighty Mississippi. 

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