What part of Iowa, Zim? My farms are south of the state line by about 75 miles, near Chillicothe, MO, and we've had a bunch of our big deer dying off due to EHD. I've heard of several reports up in the NE portion of the state as well.. Between the drought killing all our food plots and the deer, we are shaping up to have a below average year. Hopefully your portion of IA isn't as bad.
I drew a very limited hunt in a state park about 10 minutes from my house, and have heard multiple reports of good deer dying off as well.