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Iowa fur trapping season begins Saturday

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DES MOINES (AP) -

Iowa's fur trapping season will begin Saturday, and the Department of Natural Resources says trappers should have good luck with strong populations of most species.

The DNR says fur harvesters should find plenty of raccoons, coyotes, bobcats, river otters and mink.

Furbearer biologist Vince Evelsizer says only muskrats and gray fox will be scarce.

The furbearer season will end for most species on Jan. 31.

The DNR says there has been an increase in the number of Iowa trappers in each of the past three years and the number will likely top 19,000 this season.

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