Deer Harvest Summary for 2000-2001

Deer Harvest Summary for 2000-2001

Archery Harvest

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of deer hunters hunted with archery equipment. Almost 29% of these were succesful in harvesting a deer.  It took the average archery deer hunter about 14 days to harvest a deer and the average archery deer hunter spent about 12 days hunting deer. Does made up 72% of the archery deer harvest. The table belows provides additional information.

Archery Deer Hunters  109,008
Archery Buck Harvest    14,000
Archery Doe Harvest    36,000
Total Archery Harvest    50,000
Average Deer/Hunter 

0.5



Muzzleloader Harvest

Twenty-one percent (21%) of deer hunters hunted with muzzleloading firearms. About 1 out of every 4 muzzleloader hunters were succesful in harvesting a deer.  It took the average muzzleloader hunter 13 days to harvest a deer and the average muzzleoader hunter spent 4 days hunting deer with a muzzleloader.  Does made up 54% of the muzzleloading firearm deer harvest.  The table belows provides additional information.

Muzzleloader Hunters 

62,164

Muzzleloader Buck Harvest 

  9,000

Muzzleloader Doe Harvest 

10,000

Total Muzzleloader Harvest 

19,000

Average Deer/Muzzleloader Hunter

0.3



Modern Firearms Harvest

Ninety-six percent (96%) of deer hunters hunted with modern firearms.  Fifty-four percent (54%) of these deer hunters were successful in harvesting a deer.  It took the average firearm deer hunter about 14 days to harvest a deer and the average firearm deer hunter spent almost 18 days hunting deer.  Does made up almost 53% of the modern firearm deer harvest.  The table belows provides additional information.

Modern Firearm Hunters 

284,308

Modern Firearm Buck Harvest 

157,000

Modern Firearm Doe Harvest

176,000

Total Modern Firearm Deer Harvest

333,000

Average Deer/Modern Firearm Hunter 

1.2



Statewide Summary

There were 294,619 deer hunters that hunted deer in 2001-2002.  About 83% or 245,068 were licensed resident deer hunters. Almost 11% (31,139) were honorary deer hunters and about 6% (18,412) were non-resident deer hunters. Fifty-six percent (56%) of deer hunters were succesful in harvesting a deer. The average deer hunter hunted 22 days and it took the average deer hunter almost 16 days to harvest a deer. Does made up almost 55% of the total deer harvest.

Total Number of Deer Hunters 294,619 
Number of Bucks Harvested 180,000
Number of Does Harvested 222,000
Total Deer Harvested  402,000
Average Deer Harvest/Hunter 

1.4






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