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March 04, 2011

Iowa Dove Season Proposal Still Alive

By Chad Love

--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?

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

This is alawys a big controversy here in IA. It passed the legislature a few years ago and the governor vetoed it. Folks get upset about shooting the bird that symbolizes peace and all that.

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from Armchair Mike wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Take it from a Tennessee boy now living in Alabama, there is nothing like flinging hot lead at the bird of peace. Not to mention, they taste great.

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from Game Protector wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

My hope is that the new republican governor will have the political courage to sign the dove bill (once passed by the house and senate), and not give in to the pressure from anti-hunting and animal rights groups as Tom Vilsack (D) did by vetoing it 10 years ago.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

doves are yummy and need to be managed like any other animal.

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from shane wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

They aren't even the peace doves, but we went through the same thing here in OH. Now we have tons of doves and tons of dove hunters, and everything is great. Except maybe how many shells I go through...

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

This is alawys a big controversy here in IA. It passed the legislature a few years ago and the governor vetoed it. Folks get upset about shooting the bird that symbolizes peace and all that.

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from Armchair Mike wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Take it from a Tennessee boy now living in Alabama, there is nothing like flinging hot lead at the bird of peace. Not to mention, they taste great.

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from Game Protector wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

My hope is that the new republican governor will have the political courage to sign the dove bill (once passed by the house and senate), and not give in to the pressure from anti-hunting and animal rights groups as Tom Vilsack (D) did by vetoing it 10 years ago.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

doves are yummy and need to be managed like any other animal.

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from shane wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

They aren't even the peace doves, but we went through the same thing here in OH. Now we have tons of doves and tons of dove hunters, and everything is great. Except maybe how many shells I go through...

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