Oklahoma deer hunters seem to be having more success than last season December 3, 2016

Oklahoma Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Last year, a combination of drought and a major ice storm during the deer gun season produced one of the lowest harvests in recent years ... 88,467 deer ... Oklahoma's deer population is still depressed from the drought, especially in western Oklahoma ...

... Oklahoma's total deer harvest will be above 100,000 for the first time in five years... Beginning in 2008, the total number of deer killed by Oklahoma hunters easily exceeded 100,000 for five consecutive years. But it dramatically dropped in 2013 due to the drought, and widespread flooding across the state in 2015 produced similar results...

Low harvest totals, no problem February 6, 2016 Oklahoma, Stillwater NewsPress
... The drop in deer checked in online last season was nearly 13,000 from the year before ... Weather was the number one factor in the drop in harvest ... lack of frosty temperatures brought nocturnal activity that just wouldn’t budge into daylight hours...

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