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Deer Classic a tradition for sportsmen

February 22, 2014
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

The IOWA DEER CLASSIC is a tradition on the top of the must do list for many Iowa sportsmen. This year's show is shaping up to be as good as ever. And the theme that drives the show is our one and only big game animal, the Whitetail Deer. While Iowa's reputation for good deer is indeed known throughout the country, good deer management objectives by trained professional biologists over many decades has been one of the reasons for a long run of top quality potential for trophy animals. A careful shaping of regulations to put doe and buck harvest numbers in the correct proportions for each county of Iowa is one key element of this success. This does not mean there is a big buck behind every bush or tree, just that the potential in Iowa is present for some of our deer to grow to excellent antlers.



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