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sensquid
 August 17 2011 09:15PM (Read 2189 times)  
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A friend of mine is a county conservation officer and just attended some training on license sales yesterday. He said they were told to ask the question whether or not the purchaser would be dove hunting and it was to be noted on the license as yes or no. If no you could not hunt doves for the season. He did not think the question was asked to determine if they needed a migratory bird stamp though. Does anyone out there know what this is all about?
Now a question, do you need a federal and state migratory stamp or just a state stamp?
Do you need a plug in your shotgun?


 
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 August 17 2011 10:00PM  
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What if you bought your licence in January...??

I read in the Iowa outdoors mag. that you need a plug but it also said you need non-toxic shot so who knows.

I would hope they would publish the regs. pretty soon.


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 August 17 2011 10:05PM  
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Quote by: Redcorn

What if you bought your licence in January...??

I read in the Iowa outdoors mag. that you need a plug but it also said you need non-toxic shot so who knows.

I would hope they would publish the regs. pretty soon.




I read the same thing in Iowa Outdoors too. I've got no problem plugging the gun, I imagine the only time I'll shoot doves is hunting small game anyhow. I've never gotten more than two shots at a rabbit anyway!

From what I've read here that non-toxic ban just was over turned, probably after the date the magazine when to the press.

As for needing something on you license, is there some sort of special fee attached? I had understood no migratory stamp was required. And yeah, I bought my license in January, like always.


 
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 August 17 2011 11:02PM  
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My son just moved back to Iowa and I was looking into what it was going to take to get him back out into the field. I noticed on the online license purchase area, a button to "register for dove hunting". So I tried it and it wouldn't let me. Said I had to buy something first and add this to it. I am also one of those who gets a new Hunt/Fish license in january of every year. So I am at a loss as to how to get "registered" so I can shoot a dove or two.


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 August 18 2011 02:50AM  
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http://www.iowadnr.gov/Portals/idnr/uploads/Hunting/migratoryregs.pdf Read through this it will answer most of your questions.


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 August 18 2011 06:32AM  
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In order to hunt doves you need to answer the question. If you already have a liscence you can register online at iowadnr/hunting. Go to buy a license. Fill out the information and then a question will pop up to hunt doves. It does not cost and it will not print out a new liscense it will just be on your record. If you need to buy a liscence they are suppose to ask if you are going to hunt doves and there will be a y printed on your liscence. Again no cost. This is kinda like the waterfowl survey you have to answer when buying a migratory bird fee.


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 August 18 2011 06:39AM  
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Thank you my friends, I do believe that answers my questions. Since I already have a license, registering online seems to be a must. Probably may have missed that without your help.


 
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 August 18 2011 07:08AM  
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So, I am assuming that when we go to but our license at our local wlmart. They will ask us the same question? I have yet to get my stamps for waterfowl, so I am just quesing that that should cover it anyways


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 August 18 2011 07:17AM  
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Just followed the DNR link to register. Thank you, I Probably would not have done it. Questions remain, Is lead shot O.K., and do I need a plug??


 
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 August 18 2011 07:25AM  
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Just found What I need on the Ia dnr site. Here is the link to the dove regs

http://www.iowadnr.gov/Portals/idnr/uploads/Hunting/mdove_fact.pdf


 
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 August 18 2011 09:22AM  
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Why can't the IA DNR have a website designed that isn't such and unnavigable mess, I can't find where to answer this ridiculous question at.


 
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 August 19 2011 09:41AM  
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Since I already registered with HIP when I bought my license in the spring do I need to re-register if I plan to hunt doves?


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 August 19 2011 11:47AM  
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Yes, it is simple. After you go to the link it will ask for a little info to identify you and then all you have to do is click to dove hunting. It askes if you plan to hunt doves and click yes. Then it says thank you and you are done.

I think the DNR is just trying to get an idea of the actual # of hunters so they can put together some $$ impacts of adding the season to the state.


 
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