The final stretch for hunters to pursue Iowa’s world class deer began Monday with the start of the late muzzleloader season and the re-opening of the popular archery season. Both seasons close Jan. 10.
Hunters with a late muzzleloader license may use a bow, muzzleloader, handgun and Iowa residents may also use a crossbow. Hunters may not use a shotgun or centerfire rifles during late muzzleloader season and party hunting is not allowed.
Hunters have reported harvesting nearly 92,000 deer so far this year, which is similar to the harvest last year. Hunters who harvest a deer are reminded to report the harvest to the DNR by midnight on the day after it is tagged or before taking it to a locker or taxidermist, or before transporting it out-of-state, whichever comes first.
For hunters with internet access, reporting online is the easiest and fastest way to report. Hunters may also report their harvest by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the toll-free phone number printed on the harvest tag or through a license vendor during regular business hours.
Nonresident Holiday Season
Nonresidents may participate in the antlerless-deer only holiday season Dec. 24-Jan. 2, in counties where the nonresident antlerless deer quota has not been filled.
Hunters who do not have a nonresident deer license may purchase an optional antlerless-only license for the holiday season. Licenses may be purchased over the counter through any license agent beginning Dec. 15. Holiday deer licenses will not be sold online or through the telephone ordering system.
Nonresident hunters purchased 110 holiday antlerless licenses last year.
Orange City, Iowa — Trevor Rozeboom (Rock Rapids, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Northwestern College next year.
Rozeboom is a 6’1”, 200-pound linebacker who played three years for West Lyon High School. Rozeboom earned second team all-state honors after posting 65 tackles in leading his team to a state playoff berth and 6-4 record in 2015. He totaled 45 solo tackles, registered four sacks while being named first team all-district. Voted team captain, Rozeboom is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in elementary and special education at Northwestern. He is the son of Jay and Carol.
“We are extremely excited to have Trevor join the Red Raider football program,” commented head coach Matt McCarty. “Trevor has great instincts at linebacker and is a tremendous leader. He comes from an outstanding high school program and has been well coached throughout his career. I’m excited to see the impact that Trevor will have on our program and on the Northwestern campus.”
Orange City, Iowa — Paxton De Haan (Orange City, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Northwestern College next year.
De Haan is a 6’2”, 265-pound offensive/defensive lineman who lettered three years for the Unity Christian High School football team. De Haan totaled 42 tackles, including 12 for a loss, and one fumble recovery in earning all-district honors for the second straight year. On offense, De Haan helped pave the way for a Knights offense that totaled 2,312 yards and 24 touchdowns. An honor roll student, De Haan plans to major in chemistry at Northwestern. He is the son of Craig and Sandi.
“Paxton is an outstanding addition to our team,” said head coach Matt McCarty. “He is one of the top linemen in northwest Iowa and has the potential to be an impact player for us on either side of the ball. We are excited to have an outstanding young man, with a tremendous work ethic like Paxton, become a part of the Red Raider family.”
Des Moines Iowa — The latest Iowa Wrestling Coaches Association Dual Team Rankings are out. In Class 1A the Generals of Sibley Ocheyedan are ranked number 10 with a 5-1 dual record at the time of the poll.
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Northwest Iowa — Make up basketball and wrestling from previous postponements make up the bulk of the sports schedule. The Sheldon South O’Brien JV tournament scheduled for Monday night has been cancelled, however.
Central Lyon at Ellsworth MN
Akron Westfield at MMC
Remsen St Mary’s at South O’Brien
Hinton at Newell Fonda
Sioux Center at Akron Westfield
Lawton Bronson and Sioux City West at Hinton
BH/RV, Central Lyon/GLR, Cherokee, Emmetsburg, Estherville Lincoln Central, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Kingsley-Pierson, MOC-Floyd Valley, Okoboji, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sioux Center, Spirit Lake, West Lyon, Western Christian, Westwood and West Sioux at the Sheldon South O’Brien JV Tourney (Cancelled)
Sheldon Iowa — Unity Christian took a non-conference basketball doubleheader from Sheldon Saturday afternoon in Sheldon. The girls game went to the Knights 68-25 with the boys game ewnding in a 53-52 score.
In the girls game the defending State Champs led at all the breaks 21-8 at the end of the first quarter and 45-15 at the half before they went on to the win. Chanda Zomermaand led all scorers with 22 points including six 3-point buckets. Anna Kiel hit for 18 in the paint and Alyssa Feders added 10 points. Sheldon got a team high 13 points from Kayla Van Meeteren.
With the win Unity runs their winning streak to eight against no losses. Sheldon falls to 2-7 on the season.
In the boys game Adam Viet went one-of-two at the free throw line with 7 seconds left to give the Knights a one point win 53-52. Sheldon led at the first three breaks up 18-11 at the end of the first quarter. They were in front 35-23 at halftime and saw Unity cut the lead to four points at 42-38 at the end of the third quarter.
Luke Niewendorp was the inside force for the Knight hitting for a game high 23 points. Logan Schiebout added 11. Sheldon was led by Jayden Kleinhesselink with 15 points and Kyle Boerhave with 10.
With the win Unity is even on the year at 4-4. Sheldon falls to .500 as well at 4-4 on the season. Next action for Sheldon will be Tuesday when they travel to Central Lyon to wrap up the pre-holiday portion of the schedule. Unity will play host to Remsen Union on Tuesday.