Deer season opens Monday in Asheville area, WNC November 19, 2011 North Carolina

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Deer season opens Monday in Asheville area, WNC November 19, 2011 North Carolina, Asheville Citizen-Times

... In the 2010-11 hunting season, there were some 240,000 licensed deer hunters in the state, said Dain Palmer, human dimensions biologist for the wildlife commission... According to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife survey, there were 10.1 million deer hunters in the United States in 2006, the last year for which there is data....Brad Howard, a biologist with the wildlife commission, said while it is difficult to get a count on the actual number of deer, biologists can track the health of the herd by the harvest numbers.


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