2017 deer harvest of 105,544 surpasses 2016 totals
By Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Hunters reported harvesting 105,544 deer in Iowa during 2017, an increase of more than 4,100 deer from 2016. Iowa’s deer seasons closed on Jan. 10. Most deer were harvested during the two shotgun seasons. Totals for Shotgun 1: 26,546 deer, of which 13,804 were antlerless, 12,742 antlered. For Shotgun 2: 19,921 deer total, of which 12,326 were...
Last chance winter turkey season Jan. 18-20
By Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Hunters who did not bag a turkey during fall turkey season have one more change during winter turkey season Jan. 18-20 statewide. The winter season was established in 2015 to increase turkey hunting opportunities while minimizing conflicts with other seasons. “Wild turkey populations are at all-time highs in many areas,” said Paul Peditto,...