Deer Population and Management

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Annual Reported Deer Hunt
1950:     6,559
1955:   13,148
1960:   15,928
1965:   19,911
1970:   13,988
1975:   35,336
1980:   54,166
1985:   84,600
1990:  169,948
1997:  235,305
2000: 195,000  
2001: 218,253
2002: 255,356
2003: 208,216
2004: 179,066
2005: 135,361
2006: 136,289
2007: 148,000
2008: 162,000
2009: 154,000
2010: 106,500
2011: 135,696
2012: 132,261 
2013: 150,268 
2014: 104,223

*Record harvest in 2002.
Chronic Wasting Disease first detected in 2005