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                     Federal Wildlife Expert Sets the' Record Straight About Mourning Doves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mourning dove biologist responded today about common misconceptions relating to mourning dove biology. David Dolton, who has worked with doves for more than 25 years, expressed concerns with statements made in the newspapers about doves and the impact of a possible hunting season. 'It is important for Iowa legislators and the public at large to have accurate information about the issue so that they can make this decision based on the facts,' explained Mr. Dolton. 'Mourning doves are the most popular migratory game bird in the country in terms of numbers harvested. There are an estimated five million doves in Iowa alone,' he stated. Mr. Dolton provided the following information about the issue: The mourning dove is in the same family as the common pigeon. It is not the biblical 'bird of peace'. The turtledove holds that distinction, which is native to the Mediterranean region, not North America. The mourning dove is one of the most widely distributed and abundant birds in North America. This species readily adapts to a wide variety of habitats, breeds prolifically, and has a fall population of over 400 million. The average life span of a mourning dove is about one -1 11/2 years, with many young birds not surviving their first winter. Mourning dove population status and hunting are monitored and regulated cooperatively by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state wildlife agencies. Bag limits are adjusted in relation to population status. Research has shown that when properly regulated, hunting has no significant impact on dove population trends. Also, research has indicated that dove hunting does not adversely impact nesting. Banding studies have demonstrated that suburban (backyard feeder) birds have little likelihood of being harvested. . Iowa Committee for The Wildlife Legislative Fund of America PMB 305 - 2643 Beaver.4venue, Des Moines, L4 5031 0 - Phone (319) 3 72-9525

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Wisconsin Dove Hunting Moving Forward

The drive to establish a mourning dove season in Wisconsin has taken another step toward approval. On May 7, 1999,the results of a Conservation Congress questionnaire revealed that the public overwhelmingly supports the establishment of a mourning dove season. Questionnaires were available to the public at the Congress’ meeting held in every county.

Presently, Wisconsin Administrative Code prevents the Natural Resources Department from establishing a mourning dove season for Wisconsin hunters. Wisconsin is one of only 12 states that prohibit dove hunting.

Now that the Conservation Congress has supported the establishment of a dove season the issue will be presented to the Natural Resources Board in September for their review. All Wisconsin sportsmen should be supportive of this move to expand outdoor activities.

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Animal Rights Terrorists Issues Death Threat To Dove Hunting Proponents

 

Leaders of the effort to legalize mourning dove hunting in Iowa were stunned Wednesday as a letter containing an explicit death threat arrived in the mail. Recipients of the death threat were all members of the Iowa Committee for the Wildlife Legislative Fund of America.

The letter warned, "We know where you live. Stop your actions now…" and threatened, "If you do not stop, your homes will be firebombed…your children’s and grandchildren’s throats will be slit…"

The terrorist letters shocked the Committee.

"You’d like to think that this sort of thing is just a hoax, but the letter was very explicit about my kids, both of whom are very young," said Rick Tebbs, Ft. Madison resident and spokesman for the Iowa Committee. "Quite frankly, my wife and I were unnerved."

Another Committee member echoed Tebbs feelings.

"It really concerns me that a few mourning doves would be deemed worthy of bombing my house and threatening my children and grandchildren," said Doyle Adams, an Indianola resident, and former staff member with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. "These people are obviously very sick."

Tebbs reported that all recipients of the letter have filed police reports in their hometowns as well as with the Des Moines police, the Iowa Attorney General’s office and the FBI.

Tebbs, Adams and the rest of the committee all agree that the letters provide additional motivation to push for the dove bill, expected to be debated as the Iowa House of Representatives reconvenes in January.

"We’ve been saying all along that opponents of dove hunting are largely animal rights extremists who are out of touch with Iowa’s traditions and values " explained Tebbs. "This incident just proves how radical some animal rights folks can be when it comes to animal issues."

Some animal rights extremists go beyond threats, however.

The US Department of Justice in 1997 reported that there have been at least 313 instances of animal rights terrorism in the United States resulting in more than $150 million in damages to research labs, farms and more.

Most believe it is only a matter of time until human lives are lost to this violence.

FBI Director Louis Freeh categorized the animal rights groups performing these violent acts as "the most recognizable single issue terrorists of the present time."

Just yesterday, the USA Today, reported how violence, in the name of animal rights, is on the rise.

Edward Walsh, a deafness researcher in Omaha, Nebraska, who has received death threats and bomb threats, explained, "I never walk to my car without wondering whether it will be the last time I turn the ignition."

In October, 83 scientists who conduct medical research on animals received letters containing razor blades intended to slice their fingers. This past week, animal rights activists were involved in violent demonstrations in Seattle. Numerous medical research facilities have been destroyed under the flag of animal rights.

Iowa has seen limited animal rights activity to date. One such incident occurred in the early 1990’s when the 19-year-old Pork Queen was smashed in the face with a cream pie by an activist during the World Expo.

This latest incident should act as a wake up call to all Iowa citizens that the goal of animal rights terrorism is to cause fear.

David Adams, an Iowa Committee member from Lytton agreed with that assessment.

"These people are scary. All I’m working for is a chance to pursue a bird hunted in 38 other states. Surely this issue isn’t worth threatening my family. I hope the authorities take this as seriously as we do. What’s wrong with these people?"

Joe Hanner

By being part of the Iowa Committee for the WLFA you have brought attention to yourself. We now know who you are and what you stand for!! We as the protectors of God's symbol of peace will not stand for your actions. The Iowa Committee for the WLFA is a bloodthirsty giant that must be slain. By cutting off his head the rest of him will fall to the ground and rot away. We know where you live! Stop your actions now, you have been warned!! If you do not, your homes will be fire bombed to stop your propaganda machine. Your children's and grandchildren's throats will be slit and their bodies will be left to our maggot brothers. Your bad seed must be stopped. We have thousands of committed souls willing to lay down their lives to protect those that can't speak for themselves and a war chest large enough to buy off any politician. We already have several key people in our back pocket, so you will not win. We are watching your every move, this is your final warning.


DEFENDERS OF ANIMAL RIGHTS EVERYWHERE
PROTECTORS OF ALL THAT IS RIGHT
CHOSEN BY GOD'S SYMBOL OF PEACE
BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO ALL GOD'S CREATURES
RIGHTS OF ANIMALS MUST BE PROTECTED,
DESTRUCTION WILL BE USED WHEN IT IS NEEDED

         NOW WHO'S THE SAVAGE BEAST !!

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