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Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

February 21st, 2017 by

For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the amendment stemming from efforts of animal rights groups to limit hunting and trapping.  The amendment could also provide protections for hunting rights that may be in competition…

The Value of a Written Hunting Lease

March 13th, 2015 by

Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri contain some of the most prized whitetail deer hunting ground in the country. Whether you’re letting a neighbor, farm tenant, or a non-resident use your land for hunting, a written lease is crucial for protecting your rights on the property, ensuring quality deer management, and protecting yourself from liability and lawsuits. This article discusses some of the basic provisions of…

Restoring Rights to Possess Firearms in IA and MO

December 16th, 2014 by

Putting aside the many political controversies surrounding gun rights and the right to carry firearms, there are many practical as well as recreational purposes for having firearms on a farm. There are, however, a number of ways a person may lose their right to possess firearms, as well as ammunition, regardless of the type of gun or the purpose for which it is used. These…