33 fewer deer killed in 2009's 2-week firearms season

December 19, 2009|By Sports Digest

After a strong opening weekend that surpassed last year's numbers by 20 percent, Maryland's two-week deer hunting season for firearms leveled off and ended 33 deer below the 2008 total. Hunters killed 43,664 white-tailed deer and 1,140 sika deer. The total in the two western-most counties was 4,809 deer, just eight fewer than last year. Hunters in the rest of the state killed 39,995 deer, a slight decrease from last year's total of 40,020. Junior deer hunters supervised by a licensed, unarmed adult, bagged 1,961 deer statewide, a 28 percent increase over last year's total.

- Candus Thomson

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