Notice of Intended Action

Hunting preserves—definitions of “game birds” and “ungulate,” 112.1

Untitled document

ARC 6143C


Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to definitions of species

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Natural Resource Commission (Commission) hereby proposes to amend Chapter 112, "Hunting Preserves," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 455A.5(6) and 484B.2.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 484B.1 and 484B.3(1).

Purpose and Summary

Chapter 112 contains rules governing hunting preserves. This proposed rule making would amend rule 571—112.1(484B), which provides definitions of terms used in Chapter 112, including the term "ungulate." "Ungulate" is also defined in Iowa Code chapter 484B, "Hunting Preserves," and an inconsistency currently exists between the definition in the rule and the statutory definition. Because the definition of "ungulate" affects what species may be kept and hunted on a hunting preserve, this inconsistency risks confusion for hunting preserve licensees and hunters. This proposed rule making would adopt the statutory definition by reference and thereby resolve the inconsistency and ensure that Department of Natural Resources (Department) permitting and enforcement practices conform to state law.

Rule 571—112.1(484B) also provides a definition of the term "game birds." This same term is defined in Iowa Code chapter 484B. 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 747, which was signed by Governor Reynolds on April 30, 2021, and took effect July 1, 2021, includes an amendment to the statutory definition of "game birds." The current definition in the rule differs from the recently amended statutory definition. This proposed rule making would adopt the statutory definition by reference and thereby avoid any inconsistencies.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa. A copy of the fiscal impact statement is available from the Department upon request.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found. A copy of the jobs impact statement is available from the Department upon request.


This rule is subject to the waiver provisions of 571—Chapter 11. Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Commission for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on February 2, 2022. Comments should be directed to:

Karmin Klingenberg

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Wallace State Office Building

502 East Ninth Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319


Public Hearing

A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally will be held via conference call as follows. Persons who wish to attend the conference call should contact Karmin Klingenberg via email. A conference call number will be provided prior to the hearing. Persons who wish to make oral comments at the conference call public hearing must submit a request to Karmin Klingenberg prior to the hearing to facilitate an orderly hearing.

February 2, 2022

1:30 p.m.

Video/conference call

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing will be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing impairments, should contact the Department and advise of specific needs.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Amend rule 571—112.1(484B), definitions of "Game birds" and "Ungulate," as follows:

"Game birds" means pen-reared birds of the family gallinae and mallard ducks the same as defined in Iowa Code section 484B.1(5).

"Ungulate" means pen-reared, hoofed, nondomesticated mammal (big game) the same as defined in Iowa Code section 484B.1(10).

Natural Resource Commission

This Organization is a part of the Natural Resources Department

Open For Comments

This notice is open for comments for 17 more day(s). If you'd like to comment, select or click the text you wish to comment on in the document, or click the button below to make a general comment about the document. Comments will be collected through 2/2/2022

NOTE: You can also click the text in the document to make comments about specific sections.

Public Hearing

Official Document

  • Hunting preserves—definitions of “game birds” and “ungulate,” 112.1
  • Published on 1/12/2022
  • 16 Views , 0 Comments
  • Notice of Intended Action

The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

View Official PDF

View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 1/12/2022.

View Bulletin

Administrative Rule References

The following administrative rule references were added to this document. You may click a reference to view related notices.

Rule 571-112.1

Iowa Code References

The following Iowa code references were added to this document. You may click a reference to view related notices.

Iowa Code 484B.1(10) Iowa Code 484B.1(5)
Click To Comment