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Good hunt expected | Preston Citizen

Good hunt expected

October 6, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL

Assistant editor

Deer hunting in Franklin County and across the rest of southeastern Idaho should be fairly good when the season opens next Wednesday, Oct. 10, with an abundance of two-point bucks.

Local Idaho Department of Fish and Game officer Korey Owens said a mild winter last year helped populations rebound from 2010/11 when some areas were hit with early and deep snow and cold temperatures.

Owens told The Citizen last winter was mild, by comparison, and adult deer and fawn survival was very high.

“I’ve seen a lot of two-point bucks this fall and even some bigger animals,” he said. “We should have a good hunt this fall… better than the previous year.”

Owens said hunters will find deer concentrated around water sources and anywhere there’s a little bit of green forage.

“We are seeing a lot of animals down low feeding in alfalfa fields. But folks are also seeing a good number of animals at high elevations, where there is still feed,” he said.

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