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Archery Hunters Take to the Woods at Loch Raven Reservoir
Annapolis, Md. — With more than 40 deer taken during the first week, the archery season at Loch Raven Reservoir is off to a good start. Eleven antlered and 31 antlerless deer were taken during the first week of the Deer Archery Season, which started Monday, September 15.
“The harvest is about what we expected,” said George Timko, Assistant Deer Project Leader for DNR. “We’re particularly satisfied with the proportion of antlerless deer taken thus far. The harvest of antlerless deer plays an integral part toward stabilizing deer populations and will be critical to restoring the balance in this overabundant herd.”
No major violations or incidents have occurred and feedback from some of the 1,772 permittees has been positive. .
“While it is still early in the hunting season, we are encouraged by hunter participation and harvest to date” added Timko, Assistant Deer Project Leader for DNR. “Although we recognize it will take time to restore the deer population to a healthy level, we are happy to be addressing the issue and taking it in the right direction.”
September 25, 2008
Contact: Olivia Campbell
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