QDMA 2018 Harvest Report: Buck harvest increases IN Georgia

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 Jan 17th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  316

Modified Jan 17th, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Buck Harvest Up, Doe Harvest Down:
QDMA’s 2019 Whitetail Report

ATHENS, GA (January 16, 2019) – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) today released its 11th annual Whitetail Report, a comprehensive update on the status of white-tailed deer including deer harvest trends through the 2017-18 season, the most recent hunting season with complete deer harvest data available from most whitetail states and Canadian provinces. Overall, the national buck harvest was on the rise while antlerless harvest fell, tipping the balance in favor of bucks for the first time in 18 years.

“The total antlered buck harvest of 2,879,000 in the United States was 2 percent more than the previous season, and 23 of 36 states increased their buck harvest,” said Kip Adams, QDMA Director of Conservation. “On the contrary, antlerless harvest was down slightly to 2,827,288. One state’s data did not arrive and was not included in this analysis, but it appears the national buck harvest exceeded the antlerless harvest in the 2017-18 season for the first time since 1998.”

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