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Posted at 9:12 AM ET, 03/ 4/2011

Va. deer kills drop for fall-winter season

By Associated Press

State wildlife officials say a harsh winter contributed to a 15 percent decline in the number of deer killed during Virginia's 2010-2011 hunting season.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says hunters reported 219,797 kills statewide, compared to 259,147 during the previous season.

The agency says an increase in the number of female deer killed also was a factor in the decline.

The Daily News-Record reports that the deer kill west of the Blue Ridge fell by 24 percent to its lowest total in more than 20 years.

Information from: Daily News-Record

By Associated Press  | March 4, 2011; 9:12 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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The cold weather is not the reason. Cold weather is the best weather to hunt in. Otherwise, your kill will go bad when you are field dressing the deer because it will be difficult to bring the meat to the correct temperature for storage and it will go rancid.

Posted by: slydell | March 4, 2011 8:13 PM | Report abuse

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