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Case No. 18-0087

Russell M. Carter
Iowa Department of Natural Resources


Russell M. Carter


Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Attorney for the Appellant

Stephen H. Locher

Attorney for the Appellee

David M. Ranscht, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeanie K. Vaudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., Bower, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (13 pages)

            Russell Carter appeals the district court decision on his petition for declaratory judgment finding Iowa Code section 483A.24 (2016) is not unconstitutional.  OPINION HOLDS:  We find Carter, as a nonresident landowner, does not have an inalienable right to hunt antlered deer on his property and the statute does not violate his equal protection rights.  We affirm the district court.

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