Thursday, January 13, 2011

INDIANA NEWS: Nearly 1700 Deer Killed in State Parks

Hunters statewide harvested 1,689 deer at 16 state parks, up from the 1,334 deer taken in parks in 2009, according the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Hunters took 236 deer at the 5988 acre Versailles State Park and 102 deer at the 1710 acre Whitewater Memorial State Park. Indiana Parks opened to hunting in 1992.

Source: Palladium-Item

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: Legislative Audit Recommends Changes to Deer Managemment

A legislative audit says the Division of Natural Resources needs to develop a better way to control damage done by West Virginia's deer population.

The audit says the agency needs to do the following:

1. improve the way it collects and measures damage to crops and forests

2. use deer-vehicle accident information to determine how hunting is affecting the statewide population.

3. launch studies and set performance standards for controlling the statewide population

Source: WSAZ