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Delaware sees record breaking deer harvest numbers this season

Delaware Public Media

Delaware hunters harvested a record breaking number of deer this season.


Hunters killed more than 14,700 deer in the 2016-2017 season, up 60 from last year.


Sussex County hunters harvested almost 7,700 deer. Kent County took in 4,400 and New Castle County hunters harvested almost 2,700.


Delaware’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking into how Sunday deer hunting, now allowed in the First State, helped the overall harvest, and preliminary analysis suggests the five Sundays open to the public helped the state reach record harvest numbers.



Almost 1,200 deer were killed during the five Sundays open to deer hunting.

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