The first of two shotgun deer seasons begin Dec. 5.
“Ultimately, most hunters want their guns sighted in for shots up to 100 years for deer season. We suggest they come to a shooting range and begin at closer distances like 25 yards and work their way out,” said Chris Van Gorp, shooting sports and range coordinator for the Iowa DNR. “Practicing and knowing how the gun will perform before opening day is a good way to prepare for a successful hunt.”
Ranges managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources can be found at www.iowadnr.gov then click on ‘Hunting’ and on ‘Places to Hunt and Shoot.’