Utah deer hunt shortened

Deer Hunters in Utah will have less time to fill their tag next year. The Utah Wildlife Board last week reduced the 2010 general deer season from nine days to five, except for hunters 17 or younger. Five-day seasons have been used in southern Utah in recent years to help herds increase their numbers. State wildlife biologists, though, say there is no indication that shortening the season will reduce the number of animals taken in the hunt. Board members say they will re-visit the shortened general deer season before the 2011 hunt.

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