DOVE HUNTING SEASON OPENS THIS WEEK
(Lewis) Iowa’s first ever dove hunting season opens this week.
Brian Hayes from the DNR Office in Lewis says the season opens September 1. “It is a historic day,” stated Hayes. “It is not very often that the DNR adds a season to the regulations. Something our hunters have wanted for a long time.”
Doves are a migratory bird and can be found in all 99 counties with highest populations in the Loess Hills and southern three tiers of Iowa counties. They prefer open habitats such as farmland, prairies, grasslands, and lightly wooded areas.
The shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. The daily limit of birds is 15, with a possession limit of 30. The entire state is open to dove hunting and you will need a small game license and habit fee to participate.
August 29, 2011