Friday, February 19, 2010

INDIANA NEWS: Record Deer Harvest in 2009

State wildlife officials say Indiana deer hunters set a record harvest in 2009 by killing more than 130,000 deer.

Reports submitted from 453 check stations across Indiana placed the 2009 total at 132,752 deer. That's more than 3,000, or 2 percent, above the 2008 harvest of 129,748. That was the previous record.

Department of Natural Resources deer management biologist Chad Stewart says deer hunting license sales have increased for the last couple of years. He says people may have more time to hunt because of high unemployment.

Source: Indianapolis Star

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