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Suburban Des Moines Man Cited for Backyard Hunt

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    April 14, 2014 | 10:16 am
    URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a suburban Des Moines man has been cited for a squirrel hunt at his home.

    The Des Moines Register reports that the 23-year-old was wearing camouflage clothing while hunting in his backyard in Urbandale on Friday.

    Urbandale police spokesman Randy Peterson says the man was using a pellet gun to knock the squirrels out of his trees. Officers say they found two squirrel carcasses on the man's back deck.

    The man has a valid hunting license, but he was cited for discharging a weapon inside city limits, a simple misdemeanor.

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