NEW HAMPSHIRE ARCHERY DEER HARVEST TO DATE IS HIGHEST IN NINE YEARS

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NEW HAMPSHIRE ARCHERY DEER HARVEST TO DATE IS HIGHEST IN NINE YEARS

CONCORD, N.H. -- Early reports from the archery deer season indicate
that there are lots of deer in the woods this fall for New Hampshire
hunters. The deer kill through October 15 was the highest in the past nine
years, with most counties showing significant increases, according to
Kent Gustafson, Deer Project Leader for the New Hampshire Fish and Game
Department.

"The numbers suggest that the state's bow hunters are taking advantage
of cooler weather, better visibility and more abundant deer," Gustafson
said. "Muzzleloader and firearm deer hunters should expect a similar
good season ahead."

The successful deer season to date bodes well for this weekend's youth
deer hunt (October 21-22), which again will provide young hunters 15
years old or younger the opportunity to take a deer of either sex. Youths
must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age, with a valid
New Hampshire hunting license.

The numbers also are good news for New Hampshire's firearm deer hunters
as they prepare to get out in the field. The state's muzzleloader deer
season is October 28-November 7, and the firearms deer season opens
November 8. Deer are the most popular quarry for the more than 60,000
hunters who buy licenses in New Hampshire each year.

A chart of statistics gathered so far from New Hampshire's archery deer
hunt with comparisons to this point in the season in previous years, is
posted in the online version of this release on the New Hampshire Fish
and Game website at
http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Newsroom/N...Good_101906.htm.
Please note that these preliminary figures are estimates based on
reported deer registrations by county, not necessarily deer killed in that
county, and may not include information from all registration stations.

For online hunting license sales and more information on deer hunting
in New Hampshire, visit http://www.HuntNH.com.
 


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