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Deer Season Totals Down

Macoupin County and state wide totals from the first part of the 2014 firearm deer season show a continued decline in the number of deer harvested.

Statewide totals show 51, 830 deer were harvested last weekend. In 2013, nearly 56,000 deer were taken in the first part of the season. In Macoupin County, hunters this year took 775 deer as compared to 890 during the first partof the 2013 season.

All counties around Macoupin County showed drops in the amount of deer taken this year as compared to last year.

The 2013 deer season also showed a decline in deer harvested from the 2012 totals.