Virginia DGIF Announces Bear, Deer, Turkey, Harvest Data February 22, 2018

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... During the 2017-18 deer hunting season, hunters harvested 189,730 deer in Virginia.  This total included 95,474 antlered bucks, 12,822 button bucks, and 81,434 does (43%)...According to Deer Project Coordinator Matt Knox, the stable or declining deer harvest trends experienced in most Virginia counties over the past decade were expected.  Knox further noted that the Department’s primary deer management effort over the past decade had been to increase the female deer harvest 


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