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Iowa Lawmakers Consider Overturning Lead Shot Ban

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February 03, 2012
Iowa Lawmakers Consider Overturning Lead Shot Ban - 3

If you're interested in an example of how politics and bureaucracy can screw with your hunting, just take a look at what's happening in Iowa.

The Iowa house recently voted 68-27 on a measure to overturn the rule banning use of lead shot for dove hunting. Initially, the Natural Resources Commission banned the use of lead shot for doves, but now some lawmakers are saying the commission overstepped it's bounds and doesn't have the authority to estate such a ban.

"This is about policy and the administration of rules," Rep. Clel Baudler, R-Greenfield told the Associated Press.

Now it's up to the senate to decide on the regulation. An oversight committee has put a hold on the rule, but if the Legislature doesn't overturn it before the end of this year's session, the rule will go into force. 

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

The DNR wrote this in to the regulations when the Legislature approved dove hunting last year. The legislators quickly passed a short term fix so we could use lead last year. Now they are working on a long term solution and have stated that the DNR overstepped their regulatory jurisdiction.

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from akferraro1 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

The anti's are always lurking in the shadows and this is how it starts. They pick a weak link, like Dove hunting and make it outrageously expensive. What's next? You'd think Iowa would have more sense.

Men have been hunting for 200,000 years- no government has the right to take away human nature!

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

The DNR wrote this in to the regulations when the Legislature approved dove hunting last year. The legislators quickly passed a short term fix so we could use lead last year. Now they are working on a long term solution and have stated that the DNR overstepped their regulatory jurisdiction.

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from akferraro1 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

The anti's are always lurking in the shadows and this is how it starts. They pick a weak link, like Dove hunting and make it outrageously expensive. What's next? You'd think Iowa would have more sense.

Men have been hunting for 200,000 years- no government has the right to take away human nature!

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