• 2014 Iowa Deer Harvest Totals

    January 11, 2015

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    Iowa’s deer and turkey seasons are officially over. All told,there were over 101,000 deer harvested in Iowa. Here’s the county-by-county break down.

     

    Deer & Turkey Harvest Report
    2014 2014 2014
    County ID County Name Does Antlered Bucks Button Bucks Shed-Antler Bucks Total Deer Fall Turkey Spring Turkey
    1 ADAIR 388 431 69 2 890 4 56
    2 ADAMS 378 435 75 4 892 11 84
    3 ALLAMAKEE 1850 1391 294 28 3563 18 408
    4 APPANOOSE 752 730 182 9 1673 29 247
    5 AUDUBON 70 151 12 0 233 0 10
    6 BENTON 449 413 96 7 965 12 98
    7 BLACK HAWK 318 281 75 2 676 5 71
    8 BOONE 440 423 102 7 972 11 63
    9 BREMER 586 464 130 3 1183 10 157
    10 BUCHANAN 343 352 82 1 778 6 130
    11 BUENA VISTA 87 138 13 2 240 0 27
    12 BUTLER 443 452 98 0 993 5 98
    13 CALHOUN 34 73 5 1 113 3 7
    14 CARROLL 88 166 18 5 277 0 19
    15 CASS 254 315 60 1 630 1 15
    16 CEDAR 568 475 136 7 1186 5 166
    17 CERRO GORDO 149 264 33 0 446 11 88
    18 CHEROKEE 220 274 35 1 530 0 64
    19 CHICKASAW 440 444 104 3 991 11 121
    20 CLARKE 812 637 153 6 1608 8 189
    21 CLAY 153 216 19 2 390 2 39
    22 CLAYTON 2122 1771 352 26 4271 26 497
    23 CLINTON 508 516 113 6 1143 9 131
    24 CRAWFORD 176 223 39 1 439 4 51
    25 DALLAS 648 541 156 7 1352 6 104
    26 DAVIS 832 616 190 9 1647 21 212
    27 DECATUR 650 809 140 6 1605 20 273
    28 DELAWARE 616 584 137 9 1346 12 156
    29 DES MOINES 508 397 113 2 1020 4 85
    30 DICKINSON 89 107 19 2 217 4 18
    31 DUBUQUE 979 805 227 9 2020 19 234
    32 EMMET 65 139 11 1 216 1 20
    33 FAYETTE 959 804 173 11 1947 11 297
    34 FLOYD 259 339 59 1 658 12 155
    35 FRANKLIN 129 234 23 1 387 2 30
    36 FREMONT 228 272 36 4 540 1 68
    37 GREENE 160 216 42 0 418 0 24
    38 GRUNDY 23 51 4 0 78 0 1
    39 GUTHRIE 940 694 229 9 1872 4 131
    40 HAMILTON 85 177 14 1 277 0 22
    41 HANCOCK 64 119 9 1 193 6 21
    42 HARDIN 254 404 43 5 706 4 64
    43 HARRISON 515 458 89 4 1066 17 256
    44 HENRY 604 468 125 7 1204 5 111
    45 HOWARD 354 305 84 4 747 12 80
    46 HUMBOLDT 62 138 8 2 210 2 16
    47 IDA 44 87 5 0 136 1 7
    48 IOWA 643 663 122 7 1435 5 107
    49 JACKSON 1170 1086 286 12 2554 13 460
    50 JASPER 366 396 107 3 872 10 117
    51 JEFFERSON 671 485 137 7 1300 4 94
    52 JOHNSON 848 686 170 5 1709 11 184
    53 JONES 815 691 131 15 1652 10 195
    54 KEOKUK 473 539 102 5 1119 4 59
    55 KOSSUTH 105 211 22 2 340 1 23
    56 LEE 735 612 150 5 1502 1 153
    57 LINN 909 743 183 10 1845 7 233
    58 LOUISA 550 483 139 5 1177 6 130
    59 LUCAS 1058 884 232 12 2186 22 196
    60 LYON 70 162 17 1 250 1 38
    61 MADISON 1296 954 240 12 2502 20 249
    62 MAHASKA 357 429 96 2 884 6 97
    63 MARION 928 752 199 4 1883 20 202
    64 MARSHALL 298 351 46 2 697 9 43
    65 MILLS 258 273 40 1 572 3 78
    66 MITCHELL 384 379 71 2 836 17 114
    67 MONONA 465 438 73 4 980 2 171
    68 MONROE 726 675 163 13 1577 15 221
    69 MONTGOMERY 299 326 58 2 685 1 54
    70 MUSCATINE 570 497 119 5 1191 7 148
    71 OBRIEN 91 149 20 1 261 3 29
    72 OSCEOLA 32 64 8 1 105 0 0
    73 PAGE 355 388 66 2 811 5 94
    74 PALO ALTO 97 177 15 1 290 1 21
    75 PLYMOUTH 115 271 15 1 402 7 74
    76 POCAHONTAS 36 87 7 0 130 0 6
    77 POLK 670 352 120 5 1147 16 77
    78 POTTAWATTAMIE 469 415 59 4 947 16 226
    79 POWESHIEK 302 336 56 2 696 1 76
    80 RINGGOLD 535 529 89 2 1155 6 107
    81 SAC 82 161 15 0 258 0 13
    82 SCOTT 357 308 82 2 749 2 39
    83 SHELBY 123 179 21 0 323 3 26
    84 SIOUX 37 127 13 0 177 3 43
    85 STORY 185 189 38 1 413 2 21
    86 TAMA 676 651 121 6 1454 8 104
    87 TAYLOR 734 737 95 4 1570 8 131
    88 UNION 468 478 109 4 1059 3 108
    89 VAN BUREN 1235 983 240 16 2474 16 236
    90 WAPELLO 539 438 119 13 1109 7 115
    91 WARREN 1240 1127 257 8 2632 25 320
    92 WASHINGTON 746 632 168 11 1557 3 67
    93 WAYNE 948 816 160 9 1933 13 200
    94 WEBSTER 265 366 47 6 684 13 78
    95 WINNEBAGO 55 154 9 2 220 2 61
    96 WINNESHIEK 1220 995 220 11 2446 21 261
    97 WOODBURY 383 407 77 0 867 9 154
    98 WORTH 112 160 14 0 286 11 107
    99 WRIGHT 100 171 18 0 289 1 20
    100 STATEWIDE 46896 44361 9412 467 101136 755 11401

    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

  • Autistic Child Can Now Hunt Because of Suppressor

    December 18, 2014

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    The following letter was posted by Lee Williams at TheGunWriter.com

    Lee’s note: This email was originally sent to a friend who shared it with me but asked that they and the author remain anonymous.

    It’s touching beyond words, and speaks to yet another benefit of hunting with suppressors — a benefit I hadn’t even considered.

    Enjoy!

    Lee

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    Subject: Suppressor/safety/autism/thank you

    My name is xxxxxx, I am a Florida licence holder xxxxxx, a full-time Florida resident, and an avid hunter and fisherman. Other than that I’m just a regular guy no one has heard of, but most importantly I am a father.

    My greatest love in life other than my wife and child is the love of the great Florida outdoors, and I assure you, we utilize every aspect of the outdoors. We annually hunt archery, muzzeloader, and gun seasons. We apply every year for alligator season, and we also have an annual state parks pass that we often use off-season. In addition to hunting and camping we also fish as often as possible.

    The reason for this email is to let you know how pleased I am with the FWC’s decision to allow hunting with a suppressor. I would like to explain why. While I’m sure there are some people who will think suppressors will be used for the wrong reasons, I want to assure you that most people are ethical sportsman that will use them legally and safely. The main reason I am so pleased is this new law opens not just more opportunities for me but for my young family as well.

    My personal opinion of a suppressor is simply a safety measure. We would not send our children to play football with no helmets of padding. Nor would we let them even ride a bike without the proper safety equipment. So then why would we send them afield without a suppressor to quiet some of the sound made by firearms.

    I, of course due to my love of the outdoors want to share it with everyone including my family. My son, xxxxxx  was born autistic he is high functioning and really a pretty normal kid, his autism does have some drawbacks, he is withdrawn in large groups, has a speech impediment, and absolutely cannot tolerate loud noises. We have tried shooting but he just cannot handle the sound of a gun even with proper ear protection this deeply saddened me because I had envisioned taking him hunting with me.

    It is with tears in my eyes that FWC has given my son and I the opportunity to go hunting together in a manner in which  he can enjoy and not fear the sport. The combination of a suppressor and hearing protection will make it viable for him to go with me. My wife and I agree that we can take him shooting and hunting without the fear of hurting his hearing or making him altogether uninterested in the sport.

    We also plan to take advantage of FWC’s Hunter safety course as soon as he is age eligeable.

    Please feel free to share this e-mail with whomever was involved for giving my son and I the opportunity to be together in the field.

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

    Thank you
    XXXXXXXX and family


     If you want to see suppressors legalized in Iowa, for whatever reason, make sure to do two things:

    1) Contact your legislators right now and tell them you want suppressors legalized in Iowa. The Iowa Firearms Coalition has made this about as easy as possible with our Legislative Action Center program. Just put plug-in your name and address (we’ll never share your information), and we’ll email the lawmakers that represent you a brief, professional note on your behalf.

    2) Sign up for the Iowa Firearms Coalition mailing list. We’re Iowa’s most effective 2nd Amendment advocates and getting on our email list is the best way to stay up to date on 2A issues in Iowa.


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

     

     

  • Recall Alert: Hevi-Shot 12 Gauge Shells

    November 21, 2014

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    Attention shooters and waterfowl hunters:

    Hevi-shot has announced a recall of its popular HEVI-Metal, and HEVI-Steel  3 inch, 12 gauge shotshells. It seems that in subfreezing temperatures some users are finding the shell’s wads are cracking and sometimes leaving an obstruction within the barrel. These “squib loads” can lead to injuries to the shooter or serious damage to your shotgun on follow-up shots.

    The shells in question were sold between July and mid November of this year. The lot numbers are as follows (you can find the lot number on the inside of the top flap of each box of shells):

     

    201576 – 201584

    301571 – 301609

    401335 – 401345

    500001 – 500016

    201600 – 201637

    301643 – 301659

    401381 – 401422

    201640 – 201659

    301672 – 301689

    401437 – 401463

    201665 – 201671

    301698 – 301701

    401466 – 401486

    201677 – 201680

    301713 – 301722

    401489 – 401504

    201683 – 201699

    301725 – 301726

    401507 – 401519

    201702 – 201722

    301730 – 301734

    201732 – 201736

    If you have any of these shells DO NOT SHOOT THEM.

    Instead contact Kelly Sorensen, VP of Sales and Marketing by phone: 541.367.3522, or by email: sales@hevishot.com

    Hevi-shot will replace the recalled shells for free. They’ll even send you a shipping label to ship the recalled shells back at no charge, they will ship the new ones back to you at no cost.

     

    Hevi-shot

     


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.