Deer-hunting bill: Some proposals for a compromise March 29, 2015 South Carolina

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Deer-hunting bill: Some proposals for a compromise March 29, 2015 South Carolina, Times and Democrat 
... In 2012 the deer herd stood at about 800,000 deer... During a period from 1988 to 1996, the deer herd increased from 900,000 to 1,200,000 ... S.454: “The DNR may now suspend the taking of DEER when the environmental conditions or other factors warrant.”... 

Floods, coyotes take toll on deer hunting May 27, 2016 South Carolina, The State
... hunters killed 195,030 deer during the 2015 season ... 4 percent less than in 2014... South Carolina’s deer population peaked at 1.1 million in the mid-1990s, according to studies by researchers at the DNR and the U.S. Forest Service. But the overall deer harvest is down 39 percent since 2002 ...

2018 South Carolina Deer Forecast November 2, 2018 Game & Fish
... past harvest figures did not document deer harvests on approximately 3.2 million acres of lands in the Coastal Plain... historic deer harvest figures probably only accounted for one-half of the annual total harvest ... an overall decline in deer numbers  ... Much of the state’s forested area consists of older pine and hardwood stands. Timber beyond 15 years of growth is poor deer habitat... coyotes ..,


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