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The state of Pennsylvania is planning a special deer-hunting mini-season from Jan. 14-26 because of extensive crop damage caused by the large deer population.

Joseph Kosack, spokesman for the state Game Commission, said the special season targets antlerless deer only, and hunters will be allowed only on land owned by farmers who have agreed to participate in the program.

Hunters with licenses for antlerless deer will be restricted to the county in which the permit was purchased. Names of participating farmers are available from regional Game Commission offices.

More than 630 farmers have signed up for the program.

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