Minnesota -(Ammoland.com)- In a sign that deer populations are rebounding,
Archers this year harvested 41 percent more deer in two hunts at Camp Ripley Military Reservation near Little Falls.
“A more successful hunt at Camp Ripley is good news for Minnesota deer hunters because it’s another sign that deer populations are on the upswing,” said Steve Merchant, wildlife populations and regulations program manager. “Deer numbers in most of the state are on the rise after a milder winter and fewer does and fawns harvested statewide last year.”
The first two-day Camp Ripley hunt took place on Oct. 15-16; the second on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Total harvest in both hunts combined was 204 deer, a 41 percent increase from last year. In addition, the buck harvest was 37 percent of the total harvest in the first hunt and 67 percent in the second hunt.
Total buck harvest doubled from last year. In both hunts combined, 2,723 hunters …Read the Rest