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Deer heads to be collected during Ironwood's bow hunt


IRONWOOD — A twist has been added to the city of Ironwood’s bow deer hunt this year.

Deer heads will be collected to be checked for chronic wasting disease, the city commission learned on Monday.

It will be the 12th year of the inner city archery hunt, designed to decrease the booming deer numbers of more than a decade ago.

City manager Scott Erickson said the hunt has been effective. “We’ve been recognized statewide,” he said.

As deer numbers have decreased in the city, so have the reports of wolves, although coyotes were a problem last winter.

City clerk Karen Gullan noted CWD...

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