White Deer Killed on I-80
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One of Jasper County’s most recognized residents has died. The white deer often seen near I-80 at the Baxter exit was hit and killed by a vehicle Monday night.
The white doe caused excited motorists to report seeing the deer to State Conservation Officer Kirby Bragg.
“I received hundreds of calls over the years about that deer,” Bragg said.
He said the doe had a pair of brown fawns last spring and was often seen in the company of another white deer that was hit by a vehicle in the same area a few years ago.
Deer that are predominately white are protected in Iowa and cannot be hunted.