At its September 10, 2019 meeting, the City Council of Riverdale approved Resolution #2019-32, a renewal of last year’s agreement with Kingsley Wildlife Management Services to harvest deer as part of the City’s wildlife management program during the 2019-20 deer hunting season. Kingsley provided similar services last year.
The hunt is scheduled to take place this fall and winter. Deer season in Iowa starts on October 12 and runs through January 31, 2020.
According to the resolution under consideration by the City Council (which is similar to previous resolutions), each hunter must:
- Obtain a Riverdale Hunting Permit (at $0);
- Successfully complete an Iowa DNR bow hunter safety education course and proficiency test (taken annually);
- Hunt in designated areas – and obtain permission from the owner of that parcel in advance;
- Maintain a minimum distance of 100 yards from any residence, occupied building, church, city park, street and/or roadway (other than municipal property or school property);
- Hunt during approved/designated hours and days;
- Use proper field dressing techniques and not leave entrails;
- Possess all licenses or permits required by the State, County or City;
- Demonstrate compliance wit these requirements when asked;
- Present harvested animals at the Spruce Hills Drive Fire Station (in Bettendorf) during specified hours.
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