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Deer Population and Management

New Jersey Deer Population and Management News Archive
Annual Reported Deer Hunt
1972:  11,021
1973:  11,318
1974:  13,146
1975:  12,688
1976:  13,018
1977:  14,419
1978:  15,818
1979:  16,106
1980:  21,191
1981:  22,137
1982:  23,745
1983:  23,319
1984:  25,619
1985:  29,392
1986:  33,777  
1987:  39,228
1988:  45,900
1989:  48,526
1990:  48,222
1991:  45,416
1992:  47,675
1993:  49,942
1994:  51,442
1995:  59,769
1996:  56,704
1997:  59,511
1998:  60,014
1999:  75,398
2000:  77,444
2001:  69,970
2002:  63,031
2003:  69,456
2004:  58,564
2005:  59,657
2006:  56,673
2007:  47,017
2008:  53,260
2009:  52,784
2010:  54,404
2011:  50,109
2012:  49,942
2013:  51,596

Stable population, slight downward trend, estimated at 110,00 to 150,000 before hunting. season.