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Deer Population and Management

Oregon Deer Population and Management News Archive
Annual Estimated Deer Kill
1952:    77,897
1955:  133,834
1960:  157,504
1961:  163,939
1962:  139,712
1963:  117,619
1964:  143,023
1965:  119,369
1966:  147,975
1967:  142,975
1968:  151,380
1969:  101,500
1970:    87,800
1971:    87,800
1972:    73,400
1973:  103.470
1974:    76,400
1975:    54,980
1976:    80,700
1977:  129,120
1978:  124,001
1979:    99,723
1980:  112,245
1981:  121,999
1982:    85,231
1983:    81,473
1984: No survey
1985:    81,696
1986:    81,696
1987:    83,265
1988:    83,265
1989:    72,374
1990:    90,646
1991:    78,089
1992:    92,336
1993:    57,980
1994:    70,848
1995:    63,344
1996:    65,757
1997:    70,525
1998:    72,089
1999:    63,507
2000:    61,816
2001:    58,283
2002:    50,644
2003:    51,868
2004:    47,424
2005:    48,605
2006:    44,646
2007:    51,210
2008:    46,308
2009:    43,476
2010:   40,239
2011:   43,223
2012:   43,098

Long-term declining herd, hard winters habitat loss.  In 2013 the state switched from a new mandatory reporting system from the traditional phone survey.



The DFW says harvest surveys were not conducted on all hunts beginning in 2004, so data is not comparable to previous years.