S. Dakota sets deer harvest record
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - State wildlife officials say South Dakota’s 2008 deer season was another record-breaker.
Harvest surveys compiled by the Game, Fish and Parks Department show that hunters killed about 74,000 white-tailed deer and 18,000 mule deer, for a record total of more than 91,000 deer.
That is an increase of more than 4,000 deer from 2007 and nearly double the 46,000 deer killed in 1999. The department said it was the ninth straight year that the deer harvest increased.