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Deer Population and Management

Vermont Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive
About 130,000 deer in the state in 2013.  About 123,000 deer in 2011, down 10 percent from 2010


Annual Reported Deer Kill from Hunting
Source
1897:      103
1907:      991
1909:   4,597
1917:      992
1927:      869
1937;   2,446
1947:   5.635
1957: 11,425
1967: 22,876
1977: 12.122
1978:    8,775
1979:  16.523
1980:  25,932
1981: 20,246
1982:   9,946
1983:   6,630
1984: 13,048
1985: 13,877
1986: 12,753
1987:   9,004
1988:   7.078
1989:   9,232
1990:   8,983
1991: 11,584
1992: 14,460
1993: 13,333
1994: 12,903
1995: 18,116
1996: 18,622
1997: 19,836
1998: 20,068
1999: 19,783
2000: 20,498
2001: 15,065
2002: 16,632
2003: 14,528
2004: 11,925
2005:   8,546
2006: 12,682
2007: 14,516
2008: 17,038
2009: 15,237
2010: 15,523
2011: 12,132
2012: 13,757
2013: 14,116


Three recent mild winters have increased the deer population.