It's status quo for big game hunters September 13, 2012 Idaho

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It's status quo for big game huntersSeptember 13, 2012 Idaho, The Idaho Statesman
Overall, Idaho's big game populations are doing slightly better than last year after a tough winter in 2010-11 killed a lot of animals .. Last year, deer hunters killed 44,328 deer, and the split was 24,337 mule deer and 19,031 whitetails...To put last year’s harvest in perspective, deer hunters in 1981 killed about 50,000 deer, and 40,000 of those were mule deer and the remainder whitetails... Mule deer harvests dropped by 3,557 in 2011 compared with 2010...


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