Following the lead of 38 other states, Iowa now will allow the use of dogs in recovering deer.
Signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds on June 25, the bill has handed advocates of recovery dogs a hard-won victory in a major whitetail state. Its passage concludes years of effort by many individuals who had pressed for such a law in past legislative sessions.
An earlier version of this bill had stalled in the legislature, due to a requirement that dogs be certified for use in trailing. To overcome concerns about cost and logistics of certification, the bill was reworked to contain no such language.
The law allows for a hunter with a valid license and deer permit to use a dog...
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