Do you need a trout stamp to fish for trout?
Iowa residents and nonresidents who are required to have a fishing license must pay the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout. Iowa residents and nonresidents under 16 years old may possess or fish for trout without having paid the Trout Fee if they fish with a properly licensed adult who has paid the Trout Fee and together they limit their catch to the one person daily limit of five trout. Children under 16 have the option to purchase their own trout privilege, which allows them to fish without a properly licensed adult and keep their own daily limit.

For more information on fishing rules and regulations visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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1. Does a child under age 16 need a license to hunt in Iowa?
2. Is hunter's safety required?
3. Do you need a trout stamp to fish for trout?
4. What do I do if I harvested a banded duck or geese?
5. What do I do if I find a banded pigeon?
6. What do I do if I get sprayed by a skunk?
7. Where can I purchase a hunting or fishing license.
8. How much does a hunting or fishing license cost?