These strategies have been successfully implemented in other states. Pennsylvania and Missouri, for example, have used APRs for several seasons and have been successful in protecting a large percentage of yearling bucks. Other states, like Iowa, hold firearms seasons long after the rut is over. Theoretically, this gives the deer a chance to complete the breeding cycle without the interruption of extreme hunting pressure and the obvious removal of a fair percentage of the buck herd. Their late gun season is one of the main reasons Iowa holds the monster bucks it does.