The Turtle Bill is headed to the Governor's office!
The Bill to protect turtles is headed to the Governor having passed the Iowa House and Senate by overwhelming majorities on a bi-partisan basis!! 
Please contact Governor Branstad today and ask him to sign the Turtle bill now!  The governor must sign the turtle bill to stop the over harvesting of Iowa’s turtles.
Turtle trapping is in full swing with no regulations to protect female turtles that will soon be laying eggs.  Iowa’s turtles are at risk! If we lose our native turtles, we will lose a vital part of our river ecosystem.

The bill requires the DNR to protect Iowa’s wild turtles from over trapping.  The bill passed out of the Iowa House and Senate with strong bipartisan support with only 3 out of 150 Representatives and Senators dissenting.  The Governor needs to hear from you soon or unlimited turtle harvesting will continue to destroy Iowa’s turtles.  Turtles are currently trapped year round with no limits and no protection even during the reproductive season.  This will destroy a resource meant for the benefit of all.

Turtles are so important to cleaning the rivers and providing food for all kinds of wildlife.  We must not lose this resource!!

 Thank you for your continued support,

Jerry Peckumn
Chair IRR

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