Deer harvest expected to drop, but not by much

Hoosier hunters can expect another productive deer season this fall and winter, but state officials look for a drop in the overall deer harvest.

Hunters set a record during the 2012 season, bagging 136,248 deer — the fourth record harvest in the last five years.

But don’t expect that trend to continue this season, said Indiana Department of Natural Resources deer research biologist Chad Stewart.

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