An announcement is expected today on the fate of a bill that’d create a dove hunting season in Iowa. Dozens of hunters wearing orange caps lobbied state House members yesterday to pass the measure. Hunter Rick Tebbs says it’s time Iowa joined the ranks to allow the season on doves.Tebbs is spokesman for the Iowa Committee for the Wildlife Legislative Fund of America. He says Iowa would benefit financially from allowing dove hunting, since border state Minnesota doesn’t allow it. Tebbs says all of our other neighbors DO allow it.Opponents of dove hunting argue that doves are the symbol of peace, while others say they’re dirty pests. Tebbs says doves make a good meal and hunting them is a pleasant challenge.At least 38 states allow dove hunting. A bill that would’ve created a dove season passed the Iowa Senate last year, but didn’t clear the House.
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