Deer harvest is off 18 percent over 2013-14, NCWRC announces May 7, 2015 North Carolina

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Deer harvest is off 18 percent over 2013-14, NCWRC announces May 7, 2015 North Carolina, North Carolina Sportsman
... In 2013-14, hunters tagged a record 188,130 whitetails. But in 2014-15, the harvest dropped a record 18.3 percent to 144,315 deer, the lowest harvest since 2005-06...

Wilkes, statewide deer harvest down in 2014-15; acorn crop cited May 8, 2015 North Carolina, Wilkes Journal Patriot
... “In years when we have a good mast crop, our harvest typically drops 5-8 percent and we receive numerous complaints about reduced deer sightings” because deer don’t have to move around as much or leave the woods to find food, said Evin Stanford...


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