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Iowa deer seasons have begun -- a few tips to help your hunt


October 15, 2020

Around 60,000 hunters will head to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa’s archery deer season gets underway. Here’s some tips and information to help you prepare for Iowa’s deer seasons:

Scouting is important this year

For hunters in the derecho corridor, this year will not be like seasons past. In a typical year, deer tend to focus on existing food sources, then turn to green browse as the harvest continues. Given the amount of waste grain in the derecho fields, bow hunters may need to rethink their strategy.

Hunters should spend time getting reacquainted with the new landscape a...

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