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Special deer seasons begins today

September 15, 2012
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

DEER are a major big game animal in Iowa. They draw a lot of interest from hunters each year as the lure of being outdoors in the crisp autumn air rekindles hunting instincts. Managing the overall deer population in Iowa is not an easy job for DNR biologists and wildlife bureau personnel. There is the biological potential for deer to reproduce in numbers so large over time that they may become a nuisance. Rather than have wild swings of ups and downs in deer numbers, strategies to take off a correct number of surplus animals each fall is the goal. By the end of all deer seasons in late January, 2013, the remaining deer will be sufficient to have a stabilized population.



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