County deer quotas rising

Hunters recently received some good news from the state — the number of antlerless deer they can take above basic bag limits during this year’s deer hunting season in Jackson County has doubled from a year ago.

The increase to eight antlerless deer a hunter may take is the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ response to increasing deer populations. Deer can damage crops and cause wrecks.

An official with DNR’s Division of Fish and Wildlife said south-central Indiana is heavily populated by deer.

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