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Council Bluffs considering bowhunting season for turkeys

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Council Bluffs may become the first Iowa city to allow bowhunting to reduce its turkey population.
  
The Daily Nonpareil reports Public Health Director Donn Dierks on Monday proposed enacting a bowhunting season to City Council members.
  
Dierks says the season would be similar to the city's deer hunting season. It would apply only to female turkeys, occur in the fall and be limited to land covered by the deer ordinance.
  
Hunters would need to pass a proficiency test.
  
Council Bluffs would be the first Iowa city to enact such a season, but Dierks says other communities are considering it.
  
Dierks says the hunt would reduce turkey numbers, which have let to numerous complaints.
  
He plans to make a formal request for council approval later this month.

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