Preliminary 2012 firearm deer harvest numbers released November 26, 2012 Minnesota

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Preliminary 2012 firearm deer harvest numbers released November 26, 2012 Minnesota, Dairyland Peach
Minnesota hunters harvested 151,400 deer so far during the 2012 early firearm season ... antlered buck harvest increased 9 percent and antlerless deer harvest decreased 21 percent compared to 2011. In total, firearm harvest was off 7 percent, which was expected given the conservative allocation of antlerless deer permits.  “The increase in buck harvest and decrease in antlerless deer harvest is a reflection of slightly higher deer populations statewide, yet a more conservative harvest philosophy this year,” said Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager...


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