Deer Forecast 2002
Deer biologist Willie Suchy estimates the herd at 400,000 animals, a figure that’s prompted an increase in antlerless licenses in the southern quarter of the state. It’s going to cost more for nonresidents to hunt in the Hawkeye State’s trophy-buck pool this year ($309.50). Suchy points trophy seekers to public areas in western counties along the Missouri River and northeastern counties near the Mississippi.
Contact: IDNR (515-281-5145; www.dnr.state.ia.us).