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Deer Population and Management

Virginia Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive
See Virginia page for current news and an historical summary
Annual Reported Deer Kill
1947:     4,019
1957:   22,473
1967:   24,983
1977:   67,059
1980:   75,208
1981:   78,388
1982:   88,540
1983:   85,783
1984:   84,432
1985: 101,425
1986: 121,801
1987: 119,309
1988: 114,562
1989: 135,094
1990: 160,411
1991: 179,344
1992: 200,446
1993: 201,122
1994: 209,373
1995: 218,476
1996: 209,743
1997: 198,561
1998: 179,027
1999: 190,043
2000: 187,878
2001: 215,872
2002: 214,847
2003: 237,035
2004: 221,492
2005: 215,082 
2006: 223,775
2007: 242,792
2008: 256,382
2009: 259,147
2010: 222,074
2011: 233,104
2012: 215,241
2013: 242,734 

Population down over the last ten years as a result of large anterless deer harvests, habitat fragmentation, and possibly predation.