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Compare to the good ole days:
1999 season total = 9,703
1998 season total = 6,800
1997 season total = 4,992
1996 season total = 10,900
1995 season total = 18,887
1994 season total = 8,903
1993 season total = 7,328
1992 season total = 8,581
1991 season total = 9,361
1990 season total = 8,450
1989 season total = 9,279
 

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Are those numbers all bucks or both?
 

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Are those numbers all bucks or both?
You would have to go back and look at the breakdowns in the DNRs yearly reports but the mass antlerless permits started in 1995 and thats pretty obvious in higher numbers in 95 and 96 and then the decline in 97 due to the effects of that plus the bad winter kill in 96 on top of it too.
 
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  1. It was up 11% today when we went through this afternoon. They did increase antlerless quotas this year though, and the count percentage increase has been dropping steadily since opening weekend, so the buck kill will likely end up about the same as last year. This winter was considered moderate with some deer losses. One study indicated about a 27% loss, which included predator kills along with winter kills from starvation. Not sure though how many are lost even during a mild winter as a benchmark.
 
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