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Good Year For Area Deer Hunters

Posted by wlpo on December 5, 2012

Are local hunters getting better or are deer getting less elusive?  The number of deer shot during the seven-day firearm season is up in Bureau, La Salle and Putnam counties.

La Salle County hunters brought down just over 12 hundred deer this season, about 60 more than last year.  Hunters in Bureau County nailed nearly 14 hundred deer this year, over a hundred more than 2011.  In Putnam County, there were 520 deer killed this season, 50 more than last year.

Statewide, over 99 thousand deer were shot, almost two thousand more than a year ago.

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