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Sept. 18, 2020Chariton, Iowa |  By: Jeremy Werner

Deer season opens for young hunters in Iowa

CHARITON, Iowa - It'll be a rite of passage this weekend in Iowa. That's because 10,000 young hunters will be participating in the deer season, which opens tomorrow.

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Forest Wildlife Biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Jim Coffey told KXCV/KRNW that the youth season is designed as a mentor hunt.

He says a licensed adult will give a child a one-on-one hunting experience. During last year's hunting season, 3,500 deer were hunted.