First Dove Season in Almost 100 Years For Iowa
Iowa will have a dove season this year, the first since 1918. The season will run from September 1- November 9th. Hunters are allowed a daily limit of 15 birds.
Iowa Natural Resources Commission is banning the use of lead shot though, claiming it to be toxic for animals and the environment. Some hunters say that the "non-toxic" ammunition costs more, but the commission thinks the hunters will come around. A national ban on lead shot use in hunting waterfowl has been in place since 1991. From Radio Iowa.