Deer season average this year

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UNDATED – There is a break for hunters as some wait for archery season to begin.  Union County Wildlife Conservation Officer Dirk Remensnyder says the deer season has been good so far.  “The weather has been very good.  You get a good gauge by talking to the archery hunters early on and they say they have seen more deer, so I think we are having a slow rise of the population in this area.”

Remensnyder says there were a record number of hunters.  “Toward the end of the first week, there were a lot more hunters out because of the extended bear season.  There was one Saturday where a hunter could take a buck, a doe and a bear, if they had the proper tags.”

Remensnyder was joined by Doug Barrick, Wildlife Conservation Officer Cadet, talking to WKOK’s Mark Lawrence about the hunting season, prevalence of bears in our area, chronic wasting disease and hunting safety.  (Sara Bartlett)



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