Some state legislators want another shot at a law that would allow dove hunting in Iowa. The bill has faltered in the past two years, but it cleared an initial statehouse hurdle today. Representative Teresa Garman, a republican from Ames, is a staunch opponent of establishing a dove-hunting season in Iowa. Garman can’t imagine it’s much sport to hunt mourning doves.The dove-hunting bill cleared the House Natural Resources Committee on a 14 to seven vote this morning.In past years, lawmakers were inundated with letters and e-mail from Iowans who were opposed to the dove-hunting season. One notable exception was a phone call House Speaker Brent Siegrist received last year from hard-rocker Ted Nugent, an avid hunter who offered Siegrist some recipes for dove.
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