The hunting party's banter filled the opening weekend of Iowa's first shotgun deer hunting season, held last month.,About 223,000 people in Iowa held hunting licenses in 2018, a 14 percent decrease from 1988, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported.,"There is a demand for it, but I don't know how accessible it is for some people," said Jason Diedrich, owner of River Valley Pheasant Hunting Club in Scales Mound, Illinois.,Bob Wooden, president of Jo Daviess County Pheasants Forever, said that when he moved to Scales Mound more than 30 years ago, much of the ground was designated for Farm Service Agency's Conservation Reserve Program and was ripe with birds.,Peter Sullivan's father, Jim Sullivan, a Dubuque chiropractor, joined the group, along with Kevin Tischhauser, a supervisor at Flexsteel Industries Inc., and Dennis Hefel, a Dubuque County farmer.

In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, photo, deer carcasses the hunting group shot hang in Dennis Hefel's garage in Sherrill, Iowa.,(Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)

In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, photo, deer carcasses the hunting group shot hang in Dennis Hefel's garage in Sherrill, Iowa.,(Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP) read more

In their first season in Indianapolis, head coach Frank Reich, left, and offensive coordinator and Jamestown native Nick Sirianni have guided the Colts into the playoffs.,Father Fran, a member of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, coached Southwestern High School from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s; brother Mike is the head coach at Washington & Jefferson College where he has compiled one of the best winning percentages in the NCAA; and brother Jay coached Southwestern to a pair of New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships in 2008 and 2009.,Once the youngest Sirianni arrived at the University of Mount Union, he played for Larry Kehres, who guided the Purple Raiders to 11 national championships in his career.,Upon his graduation, Sirianni began his climb up the coaching ranks with stops at Mount Union, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Kansas Chiefs and the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, before joining Reich’s staff in Indianapolis last February.,“One of the reasons I’m in the position I’m in now is because of the successful coaches I’ve been around, starting with growing up in a coach’s house, learning how to coach with my brothers, and then, obviously, playing for the most successful coach in NCAA football history in Larry Kehres,” he told The Post-Journal last October.