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October 03, 2005

Oh, deer, how bizarre....

I know, the law's the law and you gotta be sportsmanlike and blah blah blah...

Still, headlines like Three charged and fined for poaching deer (from the Iowa AP today) seem, well, bizarre, given the rest of the deer news out of the state.

A sampling of 2005 headlines:
-- Legislature sends governor measure to thin deer herd
-- DNR officials to ask commission for extra deer hunting
-- Deer hunt in Dubuque opens this weekend
-- Cedar Rapids deer kill to start Oct. 1
-- Ottumwa OKs bow hunting in city
-- Scott County deer hunts showing results
-- etc. etc. etc.

The legislature's even talking about dragooning the insurance industry into hitting Iowa residents with a surcharge to pay for thinning the state's deer herd.

The Department of Natural Resources, incidentally said the three arrests reported today, which produced charges that seven deer were illegally taken, resulted from a 10-month investigation.


Posted by jcb at October 3, 2005 02:21 PM


Down here in Missouri we are "pineing" for a seson long unlimited kill for the next ten years. Bet the insurance companies would go for this too.

Posted by: Dennis Hamilton at October 3, 2005 03:49 PM