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Council Bluffs Considers Turkey Feeding Ban

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The City Council has taken its first step toward barring people from feeding wild turkeys in Council Bluffs.

The Daily Nonpareil says the council approved the first reading of the ordinance earlier this week. If the measure passes subsequent readings, residents who violate the ordinance could face fines of up to $850.

City health director Donn Dierks says concern about the birds has increased because their numbers have increased in the city.

He says wild turkeys can live on their own “without humans giving them a helping hand.”

Dierks says allowing bow hunters to shoot wild turkeys inside city limits is also being considered.