Hagerstown, Md. (AP) – Maryland wildlife managers say hunters
killed about 44,800 deer during the two-week firearm season that
ended Dec. 12.
The tally of 44,804 nearly matched last year’s total of
The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that the
number of antlered deer killed declined about 2 percent, while the
number of antlerless deer taken rose about 1 percent.
Wildlife managers encourage the hunting of antlerless deer for
population control because many of those animals are adult