Hunting, Fishing Top New Iowa Laws for 2013

Donnie Kasat, left, and Mike Wagner of Eau Claire, Wis. walk along a trial in the Clark County forest near Fairchild, Wis. while hunting on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 during the Wisconsin deer gun season opener. (AP Photo/Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Shane Opatz)


By Adam Carros

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa fisherman will be able to drop a third line in the water on the same fishing license beginning Tuesday.

The law is among a handful taking effect Jan. 1.

It allows anglers to fish with three poles and a total of six hooks, up from two poles and four hooks.

Another law would allow hunters and anglers to use three-year licenses. A separate law allows combined licenses for hunting and fishing.

Most laws approved by legislators in 2012 take effect July 1, 2013, but a few start with the new year.

Other laws include one making Iowa's volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians eligible for a $50 income tax credit.

Also, childcare providers who serve children eligible for the state's assistance program will receive a rate increase.

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