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Antlerless Deer Hunting Season Opens Today

Posted: Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 6:23 am

The three-day antlerless deer season in Iowa opens Friday. Hunters must be Iowa residents and licenses for the season are valid on private land only, which is a change from previous years. Licenses went on sale earlier this month and will remain on sale until the quota fills or the season ends. Licenses are available in several Iowa counties, including Jasper, Mahaska and Marion counties.

Hunters must wear blaze orange and party hunting is legal. Iowa’s November antlerless deer season is Friday, Saturday and Sunday from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. All deer harvested must be reported to the DNR. In 2008, hunters purchased about 12,500 licenses for this season and harvested 3,858 antlerless deer.