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Iowa's deer harvest drops to levels not seen since mid-1990s

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Iowa's deer harvest has dropped below 100,000 for the first time since the mid-1990s, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday.

Hunters reported 99,406 deer for the 2013 season, a decline of 14 percent from 2012, and down 34 percent from its high in 2006.

The number of hunting licenses is down as well, with nearly 18,500 fewer licenses sold in 2013 than the year before.

Harvest data will be taken into account when the DNR discusses hunting seasons later this winter.

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