March 04, 2011
Iowa Dove Season Proposal Still Alive
By Chad Love
A proposal to institute an Iowa dove season is still alive. Is there hope, Iowans?
From this story on EasternIowaGovernment.com
Scores of policy bills were shot down by lawmakers Thursday but a measure authorizing a dove-hunting season in Iowa managed to fly safely under the radar...The biggest surprise among funnel survivors was Senate File 83, a measure pushed by Sen. Dick Dearden, D-Des Moines, that would authorizes the state Natural Resources Commission to establish an open season for hunting mourning doves, passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee on a 10-3 vote Thursday. “We brought it up as a committee of the whole and it passed,” said Dearden. “It was the last day of the funnel so I thought I would give it a try. This is the first step. I’m sure the anti-hunters will be out there.”
Question is, will hunters be out there to support it?