Gun season kicks off for Indiana deer hunters

Hunters should expect a good deer season in Indiana, as gun season kicks off today.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says deer should be abundant for the state's firearms season.

Here is a look at where it stands.

DNR officials say that with recent rains, the summer's drought should not have much of an effect on deer.

Last year, an outbreak of an insect-borne disease called EHD reduced the herd by 20 to 30 percent in some western Indiana counties. Officials say herds in those areas seem to be recovering.

The gun season runs through December 2nd.

Hunters killed about 125,000 deer last year.

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