Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Mark Bennett works with his daughter, Lucinda Kimbley, to record information about deer as hunters check them in Saturday at Bassmaster Sports Headquarters in Seymour. The DNR uses the information gathered to determine herd size and monitor the spread of diseases in deer.
Jackson County hunters bagged 2,159 deer during the 2012 seasons.
That’s the most in any of the past five years and helped Hoosier hunters set a record deer harvest.
Extra hunting dates and new equipment regulations likely assisted setting the record of 136,248 deer taken statewide during the 2012 hunting seasons, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
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