G&F Forecast: Best Bets for Great Plains Deer Hunting in 2013 October, 2013

Nebraska Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

...  hard hit by drought, which led to an epidemic outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), which decimated the state’s deer herd.  “Nebraska experienced record deer losses last year,” ... Overall, the deer harvest plummeted by 23,000 animals to 60,000, down from a record high of 83,000 in 2011. ...  Whitetail buck harvest was down 11,000 (to 26,309 in 2012; peak was 37,967 in 2010). Whitetail antlerless harvest was down 14,300 (to 29,974 in 2012) (peak was 39,283 in 2011). Mule deer buck harvest was down to 7,325 (from a peak harvest in 2008 of 9,115)...

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