During the 2009-10 season, 33 PGC deer aging teams were deployed for 7 days to collect
sex, age, and kill (SAK) data from a sample of harvested deer. SAK data were used to
estimate deer harvests from the 2009-10 hunting seasons. Based on hunter harvest
reports and SAK data, hunters harvested 308,920 deer. The antlered harvest was 108,330,
a decrease of 12percent from the 2008-09 harvest of 122,410. The antlerless harvest was
200,590, a decrease of 6percent compared to the harvest of 213,440 in 2008-09. Harvest
estimates for 2009-10 seasons are based on 105,192 usable harvest report cards and
online reports (41,251 antlered; 63,941 antlerless) returned to the Commission and
28,566 deer (8,443 antlered; 20,123 antlerless) examined by Game Commission
personnel in the field and at processors. Yearling bucks comprised 49 percent of the
antlered harvest, which is less than the 52 percent in 2008-09. Button bucks and doe
fawns were 22 percent and 18 percent, respectively, of the antlerless harvest which is the
same as the 2008-09 season rates.
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