2015 Iowa DNR Listening Sessions

Below is information on upcoming meetings the Iowa DNR will hold in March. These meetings are held at multiple locations throughout the state.  The meetings are all tied together through the Iowa Communication Network. This is a good time to voice your thoughts about items you would like the Iowa DNR to change or allow during the upcoming hunting seasons. This is also a good place to meet other Iowa hunters and learn their thoughts and concerns.
If you attend one of these meetings , please show your support to allow the use of a leased dog to recover wounded deer in Iowa. Although most Iowans support this, they don’t relay it to their legislators and DNR officials. I have been told numerous times that I am one of the only people the legislators and DNR officials hear from about this matter. I believe that’s not totally true, but there is power in numbers.

DNR Listening Session on Fall Hunting and Trapping Regulations Rescheduled for March 25

Posted: 03/05/2015
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has rescheduled a public meeting over the Iowa Communications Network for March 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., to listen to the public’s thoughts on the hunting and trapping regulations for this fall.Meetings will be held in Atlantic, Boone, Calmar, Chariton, Clear Lake, Council Bluffs, Creston, Dubuque, Eldridge, Johnston, Marshalltown, Monroe, Ottumwa, Sac City, Sergeant Bluff, Sheldon, Spencer, Tiffin, Tripoli and West Burlington.Complete ICN locations are available online at www.iowadnr.gov/huntingThese meetings are part of the process for making rules in state government.At each meeting DNR staff will facilitate a discussion about what went well last fall, what didn’t, and what changes hunters and trappers would like to see for this fall.

These discussions along with the data that the wildlife bureau collects on harvest and population numbers will be used to develop recommendations for any rule changes this fall. Any changes must be approved by the Natural Resource Commission and then go back to the public for further comment before taking effect next fall.