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Shotgun deer season underway

December 1, 2012
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

DEER season opens today in Iowa for those with shotgun licenses for season number one. This season runs through Dec. 5. A second gun season begins on Dec. 8 and culminates on Dec. 16. What can hunters expect? If averaged over the entire state, deer numbers before the gun seasons are about 10 percent down from last year. Tom Litchfield, DNR deer research biologist, notes that "we have been working to decrease deer numbers since 2003. On a statewide basis, we are very close to objective numbers similar to what the deer herd was in the mid-1990s."



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