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Statewide deer take passes 90,000

December 17, 2011
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

URBAN DEER HUNTS are quite common in many cities in Iowa. In fact, quite a few other Midwestern and eastern states also employ this process to take overpopulations of deer out of urban "refuge" areas. The problem associated with too many deer munching on ornamental and garden goodies is well documented. Collisions with vehicles can also be serious business. The track record within Iowa cities has proven that archers can help lower deer numbers. Female deer will always be the primary focus of urban hunts. The "buck incentive option" is a very very low percentage of available tags for those that qualify.



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