For years now, whitetail deer managers in numerous states have been doling out doe permits, lengthening seasons, and expanding other regulations in an ostensible effort to reduce burgeoning deer herds. Well, Iowa may have finally gotten the job done, with a record harvest of nearly 212,000 deer. Whether this will make for stricter regulations next year—and how hunters might react to them—is yet to be seen.
Which begs the question: Are you willing see herd numbers dropped to healthier levels if it means fewer opportunities for you during future seasons?
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