Special antlerless deer season starts Wednesday

Hoosier deer hunters have a new opportunity to bag more deer this winter.

One of the many changes to deer hunting regulations that took effect this year will open Wednesday when the special antlerless season begins.

The hunt’s purpose is to focus the state’s deer management on counties with high deer densities, including Jackson and surrounding counties, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.

One goal is to reduce crop losses where deer density is high.

It’s common to hear area farmers discuss crop losses as a result of deer feeding in the fields, Purdue Extension Jackson County Educator Richard Beckort said.

“Especially to soybeans in edges of fields along wooded areas,” he added.

Why beans?

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