Solving Problems with Nature - Naturally
ERIC P. ORFF
Certified Wildlife Biologist
Wildlife Author - Wildlife Lecturer -
Non-Lethal Control of Bats since 1983
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT WILDLIFE DIVISION
17 December 2007 Estimated 2007 Total Deer Kill
The unofficial deer kill for New Hampshire’s 2007 season is listed below with comparisons to estimates from the previous 8 years at this point in time. As with all previous call-in figures, these numbers are all estimates based on the number of deer reported as being registered (not necessarily killed) in each county and may not represent complete data from all registration stations. The estimated 2007 statewide harvest of 13,416 represents a 14% increase from the 2006 preliminary estimate at the same point in time.
It was again expected that the 2007 harvest would increase from 2006 as populations continue to increase. The increase in harvest for 2007 is the forth year in row that the kill has gone up and reflects attempts to meet the deer population management objectives in much of the state by encouraging deer population growth, helped by recent mild winters. Snow in most of the state during the late season also contributed to hunter success. The estimated 2007 harvest of 13,416 is the highest in recent years and when verified and finalized based on registration slip information, will likely result in the highest “official” kill since 1967 when 14,204 deer were taken.
A detailed analysis of the sex, age and distribution the kill on a Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) basis will be made in the near future. All registration slips should be received within the next week and conformed against registration seals issued and returned. Data entry, verification and preliminary analysis should be complete by early January when a final summary of this year’s hunt will be available. Happy Holidays to all.
ESTIMATED DEER KILL
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