Iowa Dove Hunters Can Use Lead Shot
Iowa's first dove season starts September first. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources wanted hunters to use only lead-free nontoxic shot for dove season. Iowa lawmakers stated that the DNR commission overstepped its bounds by banning lead shot. They believe it should be left up to the legislation, so this first dove season lead shot will be allowed. Members of the Iowa Administrative Rules Review Committee voted to let lawmakers decide the issue next session. If it is not decided in the next session the ban will take place. The DNR finds lead shot to be harmful to other wildlife and the environment. From DesMoinesRegister.com.