Monday, July 20, 2009

OKLAHOMA NEWS: Near Record Deer Harvest in 2008

Oklahoma’s deer harvest numbers from last season have finally been tabulated and hunters had a very good year.

In fact, it was the second highest ever with a total of 111,427 deer taken in the state by hunters. That number is 7,922 shy of the state record in 2006 of 119,349.

Bow hunters had a record year. More deer were checked in last season by bow hunters than ever before in Oklahoma, a total of 17,784.

Oklahoma deer hunters also set a record for the number of antlerless deer that was harvested with 48,358.

The total number of deer checked in by all hunters increased by 16 percent increase from the previous season.

The top producing counties were Osage (4,409), Pittsburg (3,839), Cherokee (3,402) and Atoka (3,062).

Source: NewsOK

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