Our Past

1983: Supervisors ask hunters to trim Scott County Park deer herd

Compiled by Erin M. Gentz
Posted 10/25/23

Oct. 26, 1983: The Scott County Conservation Board recommended hunters be allowed to hunt deer in Scott County Park. The board felt it was necessary to cull the herd, which had grown to 400. Bob Sheets, district wildlife biologist for the Iowa Conservation Commission said up to 250 deer could be “harvested” without damaging the herd.

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