The Dirty Secret of Indiana’s Declining Deer Herd December 13, 2015

Indiana Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Indiana’s deer managers ...  get pressure from farm lobbyists to curtail crop damage caused by our state’s wild ungulates. The money trail is loud and clear.  So what do they do? They up antlerless quotas and even create a special doe only season at the very end, at which time most does have been bred ... Many hunters, including myself, would like to see antlerless deer tags reduced and the late doe season eliminated...

In the end, is a new beginning December 23, 2015 Indiana, Kokomo Herald 
... A declining deer herd in Indiana is real. It’s a fact. But it is not a decimated herd either. We may not be in the hey-day we were in 15 years ago ... 

Deer numbers languish December 26, 2015 Indiana, South Bend Tribune 
... In Indiana, the statewide deer harvest as of mid-week showed around 119,000 deer harvested... it’s quite possible the Hoosier deer harvest will fall short of the 120,073 deer taken last year and well short of the 2012 record of more than 136,000...


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