Statewide Iowa — Many thousands of deer hunters will be combing Iowa’s fields and forests this weekend as the first of two shotgun seasons will open Saturday.

Tyler Harms, a wildlife biometrician with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, expects it to be a busy weekend and he reminds hunters to wear their blaze orange, follow the regulations, and report their harvest.

Harms predicts the deer harvested this month won’t fluctuate too much from 2018’s numbers.

Mother Nature has a lot to do with those numbers and Harms notes this weekend’s forecast is for drier, warmer weather.

The first shotgun season runs December 7th through the 11th, with the second season running December 14th through the 22nd.

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