Bow deer hunting season opens at DeSoto Refuge

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

October 20th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — The DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge will open for archery deer hunting this weekend. The season will begin Saturday and run through Jan. 18, 2012. The refuge says in a news release that hunters must be properly licensed and carry a permit from the refuge. Officials say the permit has a map of the areas open to bow hunting, which have changed because of this year’s flooding along the Missouri River. The refuge is located 25 miles north of Omaha on U.S. Highway 30 between Blair and Missouri Valley, Iowa.