No Plans to Cancel Hunting, Fishing Seasons in Iowa

Iowa DNR

DES Moines, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has no plans to eliminate hunting and fishing seasons or change its regulations.

The department says rumors on social media that its canceling seasons or relaxing regulations over the COVID-19 outbreak are false. DNR also says it has no plans to change hunting or fishing license prices.

"Fishing and hunting regulations exist to protect human safety as well as wildlife populations over the long-term," said DNR Conservation and Recreation division administrator Dale Garner. "We balance the long-term sustainability of Iowa's natural resources with the well-being of Iowans, and will continue to take a thoughtful, science-based approach to Iowa's hunting and fishing laws." 

Find more information about Iowa's hunting and fishing regulations here.

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