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WMAs either-sex deer hunts yield 2,651

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Each year, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Wildlife Division schedules either-sex firearms deer hunts on many of the state Wildlife Management Areas.

Excellent weather throughout the hunting season this year has provided favorable conditions for hunter success.

This year 25,360 hunter efforts were tallied during these hunts on the 37 managed hunts that provided opportunities.

Richard K. Yancey, Fort Polk, Dewey W. Wills, Sherburne and Boeuf WMAs attracted the greatest numbers of hunters.

The total deer harvest for the 37 managed hunts was 2,651, which included 1,322 bucks and 1,329 does.

These opportunities are greatly anticipated by many hunters across the state and out-of-state as well.

It is a time when deer hunters and their families can enjoy the outdoors and have the opportunity to harvest deer of either-sex.

Wildlife Division personnel were able to collect valuable data during these hunts which help them manage each WMA's deer herd.