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Deer Hunting Numbers Released

Posted by wlpo on December 7, 2011

Are local hunters getting worse or are deer getting more elusive? The number of deer shot during the seven-day firearm season was down in Bureau, La Salle and Putnam counties.

La Salle County hunters brought down 1,158 deer this season, 110 less than last year. Hunters in Bureau County nailed 1,276 deer this year, 150 less than 2010. In Putnam County, there were 470 deer killed this season, 29 less than last year.

Statewide, over 97 thousand deer were shot, a thousand less than a year ago.

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