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Trapping Raccoons Year Round Now Legal on Private Lands
Apr 13, 2023 16:14 ET

The Iowa Natural Resources Commission has given final approval for a continuous open season for hunting and trapping raccoons on private lands.

The DNR says there has been a steady increase in the raccoon population in the last 20 years, and they get many reports of the animals being a nuisance in attics, barns, and farm equipment. The DNR’s Chris Ensminger says they had two public hearings on the issue.

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