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Digest: Deer numbers up during two-week firearm season

Digest: Deer numbers up during two-week firearm season

Maryland hunters reported taking 35,078 deer during the state's most popular hunt, the two-week firearm season. The total was 12 percent greater than last year's harvest of 31,304.

Fair weather and a reduced harvest in September and October contributed to the increase. Over 4,300 deer were taken on the two Sundays during the season.

"Deer hunters got off to a slower start than normal earlier this fall, however they came out in force during the annual firearm season and the harvest rebounded accordingly," said Wildlife and Heritage Service director Paul Peditto. "Sunday hunting also played a valuable role in the strong harvest...

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