Iowa DNR receives funding boost from fishing license sales

Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region, Flickr.

Our unusually warm winter and early spring benefited both Iowa’s fishers, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Fishers have already reported great early catches, and this has led to an increase in fishing licenses sold by the Iowa DNR. In the first quarter of this year the DNR sold 100,072 fishing licenses – far more than they have sold in the first quarter of any of the past ten years.

This provides an increase in revenue for the DNR’s Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund, which mainly goes towards protecting Iowa’s fish and wildlife.

Read more about this increase in fishing and funding from The Gazette here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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