Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has signed into law a new bill pushed by the Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC) that legalizes the use of .410 and 28-gauge shotguns to turkey hunt. The bi-partisan legislation, which can be found in SF2334, passed the Iowa House and Senate without a single “no” vote.
.410 and 28-gauge shotgun rounds, which are among the smallest types of hunting ammunition that are manufactured, are often preferred by hunters who shoot smaller game, like turkeys.
“Turkey hunting in Iowa just got even more fun,” said Dave Funk, IFC President. “We would like to thank Governor Reynolds and every lawmaker, from both sides of the aisle, who came together to expand hunting in the Hawkeye state.”
With the creation of the new law, 42 states now allow hunters to use .410 and 28-gauge shotguns when they go turkey hunting.
The Iowa Firearms Coalition, an affiliate of the NRA and NSSF, is a 501(c4) nonprofit and is Iowa’s only effective pro-Second Amendment rights organization.