Iowa Army Ammo Plant re-opens to fall hunting

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Fall deer hunting restrictions loosened

The Hawk Eye

6/28/02

Iowa Army Ammunition Plant officials have loosened restrictions on fall deer hunting.

Deer hunting was not allowed last year after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, said Robert Haines, spokesman for the U.S. Army that owns the facility.

This spring, however, IAAP did allow some limited turkey hunting during the season.

"We learned a lot from that," he said.

Another factor in allowing deer hunting on the grounds this year is the population continues to increase and needs to be thinned out, experts from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have said.

Hunting may be granted to those who hunted deer on the grounds prior to Sept. 11. The 150 to 200 people will receive a new recreational permit in the mail, Haines said.

Those who receive a permit and do not wish to hunt should contact Joe Haffner before July 15 at (319) 753–7903.

Those who receive an invitation must attend a mandatory safety meeting Aug. 3 at the plant. Persons whose last name begins with letters A through J are to attend from 9 a.m. to noon. Those whose last name begin with K through Z must attend 1 to 4 p.m.

The DNR will be present at that meeting to issue all required resident IAAP permits. People should be ready to pay for the permits at the time and also should have all information required by the state to issue the permits.

Hunters will be required to buy a minimum combined total of two "antlerless only" permits.
 


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