We look at deer herd health, harvest numbers, new regulations and trophy potential in all 50 states.
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It's been a strange year so far for deer herds. First, regions in the Northeast and Northwest were crushed by a long, brutal winter. Then the South was drowned by floodwaters in the spring. Huge stretches of land in the Southwest spent the summer burning in wildfires or baking under severe drought. How have deer herds fared through it all? Excellent in some cases, poor in others.
To read about why deer numbers are down in some regions go to: Are We Killing Too Many Does?