Iowa is among the leaders in a multistate compact that seeks to crack down on people with multiple hunting, fishing and trapping violations. Steve Dermond of the Iowa Department of Natural Resource’s law enforcement bureau says there were some 600 license revocations.
Dermond says the 600 ranks Iowa second among 26 states in the compact. Dermond says Iowa’s electronic licensing system makes it easier here to pull a violator’s privileges. He says if they are placed under a sanction prohibited from applying for a license, the state can put a bar on that person’s record prohibiting them from acquiring a license electronically.
Iowa joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact compact in 2001, and since then those who lose their Iowa licenses face similar sanctions in other states, and vice versa. Dermond says counting violations from other states, some 1,500 people faced license revocations in Iowa last year.