Rifles have no place in Iowa for deer, it’s too bad they even allowed straight walls…it should be a shotgun only season.
We are fighting that in Minnesota right now. The rifle guys want rifles statewide, no restrictions. Unbelievable !!
Southern Mn is a mix if mostly agricultural land with a mix of woods, groves, rivers, creeks, CRP etc… limited survival due to lack of cover. Lucky to get a 3 year old deer!
Minnesota is already a poor management state due to the timing of the gun season. November 5,6,7,8 (it opens for 9 days).
Most of the bucks I have on my trail cameras on my Minnesota properties end up dead (I get the texts from neighbors)… small, medium, an occasional nice buck. Odds of buck survival are low. The orange army is very efficient at killing most of the bucks—vulnerable during the rut.
Now the rifle guys want to make it worse by eliminating the shotgun zone in Southern MN …we have so far blocked that nonsense. I hope they don’t get their way. Sad state of affairs.