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Deer Population and Management

Maine Deer Population and Management News Archive
About 150,000 - 200,000 deer estimated to be in Maine in 2011, down by 50 percent from the all time high. The deer population was estimated at 275,000 in the late 1950's.

Annual Reported Deer Hunt
1999: 31,473
2000: 36,886
2001: 27,769
2002: 38,153
2003: 30,313
2004: 30,926
2005: 28,148
2006: 29,918
2007: 28,884
2008: 21,061
2009: 18,045
2010: 20,063
2011: 18,839
2012: 21,365