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South Carolina statewide deer harvest increases slightly in 2008

From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

-- Results of the 2008 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources indicate that the statewide harvest of deer last season totaled 248,778, an increase of 4 percent over the previous year.

An estimated 131,346 bucks and 117,432 does made up this total, according to Charles Ruth, Deer/Turkey Project supervisor for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "Although the deer harvest was up slightly in 2008, it may simply be a response to a slight increase in hunter participation last season rather than a substantive increase in deer numbers across the state,” Ruth said.

Complete details of the 2008 Deer Harvest Report is available on the DNR Web site at the following address:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/deer/2008DeerHarvestReport.html.

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