If you oppose this legislation please email Rep. Arnold firstname.lastname@example.org Another good email would be to Rep Bell,chairman of House Natural Resource Committee email@example.com Please note last line of explaination House File 190 BY ARNOLD Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to deer hunting using muzzleloading firearms. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2023YH 83 4 jr/nh/8 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 481A.38, subsection 1, Code 2009, is 1 2 amended to read as follows: 1 3 1. The commission may upon its own motion and after an 1 4 investigation, alter, limit, or restrict the methods or means 1 5 employed and the instruments or equipment used in taking wild 1 6 mammals, birds subject to section 481A.48, fish, reptiles, and 1 7 amphibians, if the investigation reveals that the action would 1 8 be desirable or beneficial in promoting the interests of 1 9 conservation, or the commission may, after an investigation 1 10 when it is found there is imminent danger of loss of fish 1 11 through natural causes, authorize the taking of fish by means 1 12 found advisable to salvage imperiled fish populations. 1 13 a. The commission shall adopt a rule permitting a crossbow 1 14 to be used only by individuals with disabilities who are 1 15 physically incapable of using a bow and arrow under the 1 16 conditions in which a bow and arrow is permitted. The 1 17 commission shall prepare an application to be used by an 1 18 individual requesting the status. The application shall 1 19 require the individual's physician to sign a statement 1 20 declaring that the individual is not physically able to use a 1 21 bow and arrow. 1 22 b. The commission shall adopt a rule permitting any person 1 23 present in a hunting party using muzzleloading rifles or 1 24 pistols to tag a deer with a tag issued in that person's name 1 25 during the late muzzleloading season. 1 26 EXPLANATION 1 27 This bill would require the natural resource commission to 1 28 adopt a rule allowing any member of a deer hunting party using 1 29 muzzleloading firearms to tag a deer in that person's name, 1 30 regardless of who actually shot the deer during the late 1 31 muzzleloading season.