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Slow start to pheasant hunting season expected in Iowa

AKRON, Iowa (KTIV) -

As the pheasant hunting season opens in Iowa, many may not get the results they're hoping for.

The birds have been on the decline for the past decade.

Officials blame the weather conditions last winter and the very wet spring.

The bag limit is three pheasants per day, but in certain areas of the state, experts believe that limit will be nearly impossible to meet.

"When they go out hunting, they may get one or two, but it will be hard to get their bag limit," Pheasant Hunting Guide Joe Cain said.

The Hole in the Wall, in Akron, provides habitats and food plots for the pheasants, which has kept their numbers from decreasing.


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