The 2015 statewide harvest of 162,588 whitetail deer was the eighth-highest in North Carolina history, and that should be good news for this fall’s season.
“The harvest seems to be holding fairly steady, except for some circumstances when the herd can be affected by a variety of events,” said Jonathan Shaw, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s supervising deer biologist. “I don’t know whether or not it will go higher or lower. If we continue to harvest deer at same rate and put (more) coyotes on the landscape, (that) may start to show up (negatively).”
August 01 at 7:00am