Indiana deer hunters took fewer deer in 2011 than in 2010, but the 129,018 total was still the fourth-best season on record, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife. The all-time record remains 2010, when 134,004 deer were taken.
The DNR says hunters killed 347,711 deer across all hunting seasons last year, up 3 percent from last year.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission today said preliminary harvest reports show a 6 percent increase in the number of deer killed in the state during the 2011-12 hunting seasons. Hunters killed 336,200 deer, or 9,960 more than during the 2010-11 seasons, according to the preliminary data.
Maine’s 2011 deer season ended in a total harvest of 18,839 deer, a 6 percent decrease from the 2010 season. Officials attribute the drop to a significant decrease in the distribution of Any Deer Permits. The state awarded fewer of the permits this year to allow for greater deer population growth.
In 2011, hunters took slightly more than 118,350 antlerless deer (adult females and fawns) and just over 110,000 adult male deer (bucks).
During the past deer season 231,454 deer were reported killed by hunters in Virginia. This total included 98,770 bucks, 20,738 button bucks and 111,830 doe. The fall 2011 deer kill total was up 4 percent. It is in line with the last 10-year average of 230,850.
Hunters took 12,132 deer last year, which was an expected decline from the year before.
Deer hunters harvested an estimated 33,200 deer in 2011.