Virginia Deer Harvest Down July 29, 2011

Virginia Deer Harvest Down July 29, 2011 Tidewater News

The fall 2010 deer kill total was 15 percent lower than the 259,147 deer reported killed last year. It is 3 percent lower than the last 10-year average of 227,430. Deer kill levels were down across all of Virginia and showed a significant declining trend from east to west..... Nearly all of the increase in the deer kill over the past couple of years has been due to an increased kill of doe....high and sustained female deer kill levels were intended to eventually lead to a decrease in the statewide deer herd and a decline in total deer kill numbers....The second factor was the winter of 2010, which may also have resulted in some winter mortality. After a poor mast crop in fall 2009 ......

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