Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

December 04, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Maryland

Sunday deer hunt makes up for lower take on Saturday

ANNAPOLIS - Maryland hunters killed about as many deer over the weekend as on the opening day of the 2002 firearms season, state officials reported yesterday, saying that allowing hunting in some counties on Sunday for the first time made up for the effects of Saturday's windy, cold conditions.

Preliminary figures showed that 12,634 deer were killed Saturday, an 18 percent decline from the preliminary 2002 opening day count.

But almost 2,900 deer were killed Sunday, when firearms hunting was permitted on private land in 12 counties for the first time in modern deer hunting history.

The Sunday total puts the preliminary number of deer killed on opening weekend at 15,533, about the same as the 15,473 deer killed on the opening day last year.

In Cecil County

Woman, 92, killed on lot in hit-and-run incident

NORTH EAST - A 92- year-old woman died yesterday afternoon after she was struck by a van in a hit-and-run incident on a mini-mall parking lot, state police said.

Evelyn W. Bailey of the 1000 block of Carpenters Point Road in Perryville was leaving Happy Harry's pharmacy on U.S. 40 near Route 272 when she was hit by a van, said Tfc. Jim DeCourcey of the North East barracks.

Bailey was flown to Christiana Hospital in Delaware, where she was pronounced dead, DeCourcey said. The van and its driver were being sought last night.

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