Deer season totals for parts of Virginia declined to a 20-year low this season, according to this AP story:
State wildlife officials say a harsh winter contributed to a 15 percent decline in the number of deer killed during Virginia’s 2010-2011 hunting season. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says hunters reported 219,797 kills statewide, compared to 259,147 during the previous season.
The agency says an increase in the number of female deer killed also was a factor in the decline. The Daily News-Record reports that the deer kill west of the Blue Ridge fell by 24 percent to its lowest total in more than 20 years.
With the never-ending winter many parts of the country are experiencing, do you expect significant winterkill in your state?