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Plentiful acorns, erratic weather mean less opportunity for Harford deer hunters
Plentiful acorns, erratic weather mean less opportunity for Harford deer hunters

With a bumper crop of acorns available, deer in Harford County and across Maryland are hunkering down and staying close to a plentiful food source, making it harder for hunters to find them. "Whenever we have a good acorn year, our deer harvest drops because deer do not move as much in search of food," Brian Eyler, deer project leader for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, wrote in an email Thursday. "This makes them more difficult to hunt." Deer were out and about in October and November, during the annual rut, or mating season. That's when they typically pose the greatest hazard for Harford County motorists. Fawns conceived during the fall will...

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