LDWF Commission Briefed on 2011-12 Deer Harvest August 2, 2012 Louisiana

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LDWF Commission Briefed on 2011-12 Deer Harvest August 2, 2012 Louisiana, KATC Lafayette News
... The 2011-12 LDWF mail survey deer harvest index was down 13 percent when compared to the 2010-11 deer season. A record mast crop and reduced hunter effort are considered the primary reasons for the decline ... two very dry summers in a row. Research has shown that especially dry Junes are thought to increase the prevalence of hemorrhagic disease, the most significant deer disease ... 158,600 deer hunters harvested 133,000 deer. ... 56 percent male, 44 percent female.

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