HF716 Passes Legislature – on to the Governor!

HF716, an act dealing with firearms requirements for deer hunting. This is largely a technical bill, meant to 1.) allow for supervised youth handgun hunting in alignment with 2017 legislation on supervised youth handgun shooting, and 2.) streamline and clarify the definition of allowable ammunition to be used in the deer hunt. It also requires the Natural Resources Council to use established federal definitions of firearms when writing NRC rules.

This has been an extremely time-consuming project of IFC and NRA for more than three years. We have consulted and negotiated with NRC, DNR, numerous legislators, and other interest groups in attempting to correct some flaws in current statutes and rules.

Special thanks to Representative Holt and Representative Windschitl from the Iowa House, and Senator Cournoyer and Senator Whitver from the Iowa Senate. We appreciate your hard work and perseverance.

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