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Iowa’s deer take exceeds 103,000

January 5, 2013
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

DEER hunting seasons are still in effect for late muzzle loader and the soon to start late antlerless deer season between Jan. 11-20 in select southern and western Iowa counties. To date, more than 103,000 deer have been reported to the DNR via telephone or computer reporting options. It will not be long before all seasons will end and the DNR wildlife biologists will then begin additional surveys to help compute trend lines for the decreases in statewide deer numbers. Aerial surveys are contemplated in January 2013 over specified survey routes. With the probability of good snow cover on the land, counting deer from fixed wing aircraft or helicopters will be much easier.



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