Tuesday, March 27, 2007

NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: Record Deer Harvest in 2006

BISMARCK, N.D.--North Dakota hunters killed more than 100,000 deer last year, besting the previous record of 99,600 set in 2005, the state Game and Fish Department says.

Wildlife chief Randy Kreil said the department allocated 143,500 deer gun licenses last year, down from a record 145,600 deer gun licenses in 2005.

Kreil said the overall deer harvest in North Dakota last year was more than 110,000, when combined with the bow, muzzleloader and youth seasons.

The overall hunter success rate last year was 76 percent, the same as 2005 and about average for the past 15 years, Kreil said.

source: http://www.in-forum.com/ap/index.cfm?page=view&id=D8O3TNV00

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