O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Annual spring wildlife survey underway


April 12, 2018

Ordinarily, a slow-moving vehicle at night in the Iowa countryside spotlighting deer, raccoons or coyotes would send Iowans to their phone, speed-dialing their local conservation officer, but in this case, it may be the officer doing the shining.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources annual spring spotlight survey is underway with Wildlife and Law Enforcement staff conducting nighttime counts of all fur-bearing animals, and white-tailed deer.

The survey begins in early spring an hour after sunset, preferably on a night with a clear sky, low wind, and high humidity. Each county has a pr...

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