March 31, 2023

Fishing and hunting regulations not affected by COVID-19

Iowa’s hunting and fishing regulations are not affected by the current COVID-19 health emergency in Iowa. Despite rumors on social media channels, the DNR has no plans to eliminate seasons, relax regulations or change license prices.

“Fishing and hunting regulations exist to protect human safety as well as wildlife populations over the long-term,” Dale Garner, Conservation and Recreation division administrator at the Iowa DNR, said.

For more information about Iowa's hunting and fishing regulations, visit the Iowa DNR website at