Iowa DNR reports fewer deer killed

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – The number of deer killed during the
recent hunting season was down about 4 percent from last year.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says in a news release
Tuesday that Iowa hunters killed nearly 113,000 deer during the
season that ended Jan. 10. That is also down about 21 percent from

Although the numbers of deer taken are down, the DNR says the
number of deer licenses issued has remained about the same since

Dale Garner, chief of the DNR’s Wildlife Bureau, says the
reduced kill numbers are the result of the reduced deer

He says officials will review the deer harvest and make
proposals to reduce the number of deer killed and stabilize the
state’s deer population.

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