予備的な数字によると, hunters in Maine may have had one of the best years in decades. 数はすでに昨年の合計よりも大幅に増加しています.
Hunters in Maine may have harvested the most deer this year since 1968. による Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 38,916 deer were harvested this year.
This would be a 17% increase over last year’s harvest, いつ 33,159 deer were harvested, Outdoor Life レポート.
This year’s numbers are the highest since 1968, いつ 41,080 deer were harvested in the state.
State deer biologist Nathan Bieber told the news outlet, “The amount of available opportunity certainly factors in as well. With a lot of permits available to harvest does, especially bonus permits allowing hunters to take an antlerless deer and then continue to buck hunt, we’re hoping to see significantly more antlerless harvest.”
A record number of deer hunting permits were issued this year as well. の合計 153,910 free permits were issued, allowing residents to hunt multiple deer throughout the season (with restrictions).
While hunters have struggled in some northeastern states, Maine isn’t the only state seeing good numbers in 2021.
Fox News previously reported それ 1,200 bears were already harvested in the state before the primary hunting season had officially begun. The season ran earlier this year from Nov. 20 thru Nov. 23.
This year’s hunt also provided hunters in the state with the opportunity to hunt on a Sunday.