On March 20th, the Iowa state House of Representatives voted 57-40 to pass House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by expanding the types of cartridges that may be used for hunting. HF 716 will now go to the state Senate for further consideration.
House File 716, introduced by Rep. Windschitl, would allow the use of traditional, “bottle-necked” rifle and pistol cartridges for hunting deer in Iowa, repealing the current restriction that only allows “straight-walled” cartridges. This would expand hunting opportunities by allowing hunters to use commonly-owned firearms chambered in modern calibers such as those that have been available to American consumers for over a century. In addition, HF 716 would ensure that hunting with handguns is protected throughout Iowa.
Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on this bill and others affecting your hunting heritage in Iowa.