With the Iowa Legislature to begin work next week, lawmakers are thinking about bills they would like to pass and become law. State Senator Ken Rozenboom of Oskaloosa has concerns about the rising deer population in Monroe and Appanoose Counties. So he wants to add an additional hunting season.
“It allows landowners to effectively and efficiently get rid of the antlerless deer population on their land. There are a lot of details with that. But that’s the 30,000 foot view. I just want to find more effective ways to control the antlerless deer population.”
Rozenboom adds he is concerned about property damage and crop loss caused by deer and would like a study on how much damage is done by deer.