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PUT DOWN THE CROSSBOW AND GRAB YOUR GUN

Hunting

Avid hunters should know that the last day of crossbow season is today. Muzzle-loading gun season runs until Nov. 2 in Florida's central zone. For a complete list of hunting seasons, visit www.myfwc.com.

Boating

Take a tour of the boat show

The Tampa Bay Boat Show begins today at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Expect to see hundreds of boats, accessories, fishing gear, trailers and safety equipment. The free event opens at 10 a.m. today and runs through Sunday.

When animals attack

Bambi's mom takes on Fido

Who said deer aren't dangerous? A 61-year-old woman in Butte, Mon., got into a tussle with a doe when it tried to attack her dog. Carol Lince said she let her three dogs outside, then heard one "screaming bloody murder." She saw a doe attacking her smallest dog. Lince kicked at the deer's hind legs to try to get the animal off her dog, but she said the doe began to ram her with its head, pushing her into a fence. Lince started walloping the deer's head with her fists until it eventually jumped the fence and ran off. Lince said she sustained bruises after the deer rammed its head into her abdomen. The dog was pronounced okay by a veterinarian.

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