North Carolina deer harvest dips this season April 25, 2017

North Carolina Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... State hunters reported 149,811 deer killed during the 2016-2017 hunting season, down 7.8 percent from the 2015-2016 season... The statewide deer estimate is around 1 million ...  deer kill by county

NC deer harvest up overall despite season's decrease April 24, 2017 North Carolina, Asheville Citizen-Times
... The statewide deer herd estimate is about 1 million, Shaw said, with rough estimates that it has been as high at 1.4 million over the past 30 years.  Since 2010, when a survey of deer hunters began annually, the number of deer hunters has stayed about the same, with 250,000 active deer hunters...

2017 North Carolina Deer Forecast September 21, 2017 Game & Fish
... “We have roughly 1 million deer,” said Jon Shaw, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Deer Biologist... Hemorrhagic disease contributed to declines ...  “We are seeing bigger outbreaks occurring more frequently than they used to,” ... In areas where deer are declining, the major factors are harvest, predators, disease and habitat..,

Gun season for deer opens in Western North Carolina November 20, 2017 Asheville Citizen-Times
... Jon Shaw, state deer biologist with the wildlife commission said there are ... about 1 million deer, most in the eastern part of the state. But the mountains are a growing deer haven.  "Overall in WNC the deer herd is healthy and we’re seeing an increasing deer population, and we expect it to continue to increase," ..,

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