by Matt Kelley
An eastern Iowa man found out -- the hard way -- that shooting wild
turkeys after sunset is illegal in Iowa.
45-year-old Timothy Erwin of Blue Grass was fined last weekend for
blasting a big bird just past 8 p-m, when the sun went down about ten
Muscatine County conservation officer Tom Campbell says if you want
to hunt wild turkeys, you must get educated about the process. Campbell
says there are a number of different rules and regulations about
firearms and other issues, all of which are outlined on the state
Department of Natural Resources' website, "iowadnr.com".
He says Erwin was charged after someone called the state's poachers
hotline and reported seeing someone shooting the turkey.Campbell says
Erwin was cited for shooting a turkey after hours and for not having a
Campbell says a shotgun and the turkey were recovered, adding, that
tag is important. He says you're allowed to shoot one turkey per license
and during the spring hunting season, you're allowed to have up to two
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