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2013 Deer Season Update

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Two weeks into deer rifle season hasn't been as good as those in the past. Jared Piepenburg gives you a first hand glance at why.

"There has certainly been some stories of some people not having any problems. Seeing a lot of deer in certain areas. Those pockets. But I think the majority of the reports out there do indicate that it is a little on the slow side," said Jeb Williams/ND Game & Fish.

A slower side that wasn't helped out any by our latest weather. A frequent North Dakota wind kept the deer from wanting to move and standing crops hasn't been giving any aid to the hunters either.

"In previous years it seems like standing crops issue has been more of a frustration where as this year it almost seems like that conversation has turned a little bit and that people maybe see that as a good thing. Maybe this will help be an extra help with the deer population where the harvest maybe won't be as high as some people would like it to be, said Williams.

As we head to the last weekend with some changes in the forecast making for a possible better hunt, Williams looks farther into the future of deer season in North Dakota.

"We we move ahead it is going to be awful difficult to meet those same expectations that were in place a number of years ago. I just don't see North Dakota rebounding real quick with some of the changes that are taking place on the landscape... and that will be something people will have to get used to for a while."

Bringing you outdoors with KX I'm Meteorologist Jared Piepenburg.

Sunday, November 24th is the last day of the season.

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