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February 11, 2014

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2013-14 Deer Season Results Released

by kking
Photo of large buck in a field of tall grass

Photo from FWS.gov

Maryland hunters harvested 95,863 deer during the archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons combined (September 6, 2013 through January 31, 2014). The harvest shows a 10 percent increase over last year’s total of 87,541. Biologists attribute the higher numbers to multiple factors including more hunters participating and better hunting conditions, with deer actively searching for acorns that were scarce in most locations.

“Our deer harvest rebounded to levels closer to what they were before last year’s significant decline,” said Brian Eyler, Maryland Department of Natural Resources deer project leader. “I believe we had more hunters in the woods this year and hunting conditions were better than last year.”

The 2013-2014 statewide harvest includes:

  • 30,998 antlered and 62,164 antlerless white-tailed deer
  • 1,116 antlered and 1,585 antlerless sika deer

The harvest in deer management Region A (Garrett, Allegany and western Washington counties) increased 6 percent from 8,675 deer last year, to 9,176 deer this year. Region A hunters reported 5,186 antlered and 3,990 antlerless deer.

Deer hunters in Region B (the remainder of the State) harvested 86,687, up 10 percent from last year’s 78,866 deer. The Region B harvest was comprised of 26,928 antlered and 59,759 antlerless deer.

Hunters harvested 6,579 deer on the Sundays open for deer hunting. Archery hunters harvested 1,214 deer on Sundays, firearm hunters reported 5,352, and 13 deer were harvested with muzzleloaders for the first time in Carroll County.

Frederick County led the harvest totals this year with 8,040 deer, followed by Washington County with 6,376 and Baltimore County at 6,336. Carroll and Montgomery counties rounded out the top five with 5,915 and 5,889 deer, respectively.

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Hunters with any questions may contact the Wildlife & Heritage Service at 410-260-8540.

Results by county are available below.

Maryland Reported Antlered and Antlerless Deer Harvest for the 2012-2013 & 2013-2014 Hunting Seasons

 
 

Antlered

Antlerless

Total

 

County

’12-’13

’13-’14

% Change

’12-’13

’13-’14

% Change

’12-’13

’13-’14

% Change

 
 

Allegany

1,795

2,021

12.6

1,280

1,615

26.2

3,075

3,636

18.2

 

Anne Arundel

855

1,032

20.7

1,927

2,462

27.8

2,782

3,494

25.6

 

Baltimore

1,820

1,787

-1.8

4,171

4,549

9.1

5,991

6,336

5.8

 

Calvert

558

752

34.8

1,180

1,689

43.1

1,738

2,441

40.4

 

Caroline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whitetail

620

728

17.4

1,740

1,795

3.2

2,360

2,523

6.9

 

sika

2

1

*

3

2

*

5

3

*

 

Carroll

1,946

1,946

0.0

3,633

3,969

9.2

5,579

5,915

6.0

 

Cecil

1,094

1,100

0.5

2,201

2,512

14.1

3,295

3,612

9.6

 

Charles

1,166

1,466

25.7

2,437

3,040

24.7

3,603

4,506

25.1

 

Dorchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whitetail

832

907

9.0

1,876

1,852

-1.3

2,708

2,759

1.9

 

sika

1,073

1,058

-1.4

1,226

1,497

22.1

2,299

2,555

11.1

 

Frederick

2,660

2,738

2.9

4,974

5,302

6.6

7,634

8,040

5.3

 

Garrett

2,324

2,133

-8.2

1,811

1,735

-4.2

4,135

3,868

-6.5

 

Harford

1,101

1,085

-1.5

2,473

2,677

8.2

3,574

3,762

5.3

 

Aberdeen   Prv. Grds.

164

178

8.5

410

414

1.0

574

592

3.1

 

Howard

830

878

5.8

1,961

2,221

13.3

2,791

3,099

11.0

 

Kent

1,132

1,148

1.4

2,333

2,232

-4.3

3,465

3,380

-2.5

 

Montgomery

1,746

1,705

-2.3

3,852

4,184

8.6

5,598

5,889

5.2

 

Prince George’s

861

1,018

18.2

1,670

2,219

32.9

2,531

3,237

27.9

 

Queen Anne’s

1,091

1,201

10.1

2,585

2,657

2.8

3,676

3,858

5.0

 

Saint Mary’s

934

1,116

19.5

1,748

2,487

42.3

2,682

3,603

34.3

 

Somerset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whitetail

656

679

3.5

1,547

1,754

13.4

2,203

2,433

10.4

 

sika

2

4

*

2

6

*

4

10

*

 

Talbot

821

872

6.2

1,937

2,036

5.1

2,758

2,908

5.4

 

Washington

2,480

2,673

7.8

3,282

3,703

12.8

5,762

6,376

10.7

 

Wicomico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whitetail

868

878

1.2

2,234

2,301

3.0

3,102

3,179

2.5

 

sika

29

36

24.1

24

40

66.7

53

76

43.4

 

Worcester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whitetail

1,012

957

-5.4

2,501

2,759

10.3

3,513

3,716

5.8

 

sika

21

17

-19.0

30

40

33.3

51

57

11.8

 

Total

30,493

32,114

5.3

57,048

63,749

11.7

87,541

95,863

9.5

 

*Small sample size

                 
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    3 Comments Post a comment
    1. Mar 5 2014

      Normal text in this article is difficult to read.

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    2. Bill Eberius
      Mar 24 2014

      I was looking for a link to the full 2013-2014 Deer Harvest Report, but can’t seem to find it. This breaks down deer killed by weapon type/ county/sex and areas like Loch Raven, Stoney Forest, and Liberty… Can someone point me to the link for the full document?

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      • kking
        Mar 26 2014

        Hi Bill,
        The 2013-14 report isn’t finished yet. We should have a working copy later next month. If there’s a particular piece of data you’re interested in let me know and I can provide it to you.

        Brian Eyler
        beyler@dnr.state.md.us
        Deer Project Leader
        Maryland DNR

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