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Several of us talked to Senator Dick Dearden at the capitol this morning. He said that SF 83 is not dead. He and the other Natural Resources Committee members need to hear from us to get it moved to the senate floor. We need to get his done by the middle of next week as that will be the final opportunity to get it to the floor in this session. We need action on your part.

1. Forward this email and our website to your friends and relatives who will support dove hunting.

2. Encourage all pro-hunting individuals to contact the members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee. Instructions are on our website.

3. Attend one or more of the legislative forums below by a member of the Senate NR Committee:

February 25
Senator Hamerlinck & Senator Seng

Friday 10:00 AM Clarion Hotel, 5202 Brady Street, Davenport

February 26
Senator Hancock & Senator Schoenjahn

Saturday 10:00 AM Manchester Public Library, 300 North Franklin Street, Manchester

Senator Ragan

Saturday 10:00 AM United Methodist Church, 819 Main Street, Osage

Attached is a one page flyer you can print and hand out. Please respond to [email protected] with any comments or information.

Thank you!

Dove Hunting in Iowa â€" It’s time for Action!!!!!!
Hunting doves is a great family experience that is enjoyed by citizens in all states surrounding Iowa and most other
states. Many dove hunters remember with fondness their first hunt, usually as a child with family and friends. These
fun times become a tradition, one that is enjoyed year after year, even as age takes its toll.
Iowans have never had an opportunity to enjoy this popular sport even though Iowa is one of the leaders in fish
and wildlife conservation. Giants of our outdoor heritage such as Ding Darling and Aldo Leopold knew Iowa well.
Because of this conservation heritage, hunters, trappers and fishermen contribute over $35 million each year to the
conservation of Iowa’s wildlife.
Today we have the opportunity to set the stage to enjoy dove hunting. Senate file 83 would
return the authority to set or not set a dove hunting season to professional game managers in
the Iowa DNR. It is now in the Iowa Senate Natural Resources Committee. To advance to the floor of the senate
it must first be passed by this committee. Below are listed the members of this committee. It is URGENT that
you contact these Senators NOW and urge them to move this bill to the floor. Please get involved
with the legislative process. Only YOU can make this happen.
As with all forms of recreation, the sport of dove hunting would help Iowa’s economy by keeping citizens at home
and attracting those of surrounding states. Hunters must now travel to surrounding states where they spend money on
lodging, licenses, meals, gas, etc
Committee Members, Senate Natural Resources and Environment
• Dick L. Dearden (D, District 34, Polk), Chair
• Dennis Black (D, District 21, Jasper), Vice Chair
• James F. Hahn (R, District 40, Muscatine), Ranking Member
• Jerry Behn (R, District 24, Boone)
• Joe Bolkcom (D, District 39, Johnson)
• Shawn Hamerlinck (R, District 42, Scott)
• Tom Hancock (D, District 16, Dubuque)
• Robert M. Hogg (D, District 19, Linn)
• Tim L. Kapucian (R, District 20, Benton)
• Amanda Ragan (D, District 7, Cerro Gordo)
• Brian Schoenjahn (D, District 12, Fayette)
• Dr. Joe M. Seng (D, District 43, Scott)
• Kent Sorenson (R, District 37, Warren)

You can also call the senate switchboard at (515)281-3371. Ask for a particular senator, and talk
with each committee member.
For more information and provide comment go to our website:
Together let's get the opportunity for a dove season in Iowa !!!!!!
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