Indiana hunters kill record number of deer
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana deer hunters bagged a record amount of deer this season, surpassing a high mark set in 2005.
The state Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed 129,748 deer in 2008, a 4 percent increase over last year’s total. The previous record was 125,526 in 2005.
Despite bad weather the opening day of November’s firearms season, that segment accounted for about two-thirds of the total harvest.
Northeastern Indiana’s Steuben County had the most deer killed of any county in the state for a fourth straight year. The 2008 season was the fifth straight year in which the state’s deer harvest topped 120,000.