2011-12 was a good year for deer hunters June 30, 2012 North Carolina

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2011-12 was a good year for deer hunters June 30, 2012 North Carolina, StarNewsOnline.com
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission recently announced statistics ... a population stabilized at 1.35 million ... The 2011-12 deer harvest was 173,553, the third-highest number since record keeping began in 1976 ... Antlered bucks comprised 46.1 percent of the 2011-12 deer harvest; does 45.0 percent; and button bucks 8.9 percent. For 2010-11, antlered bucks comprised 45.9 percent of the harvest; does 45.4 percent; and button bucks 8.7 percent... a trend toward a higher harvest percentage of antlerless deer for the fifth consecutive season.

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