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NUMBERS DOWN DUE TO EHD BROUGHT TO THE AREA FROM 2011 FLOODS

By Nate Gonner 12/2/2013

              THE RECENT DEER RIFLE SEASON IN NEBRASKA HAS COME AND GONE AND THE NUMBER OF DEER CHECKED IN ACROSS THE KNCY LISTENING AREA SHOWED A SIGNIFICANT DECREASE OVER LAST YEAR.

 

              ACCORDING TO PAT MOLINI, THE SOUTHEAST WILDLIFE DISTRICT MANAGER WITH THE NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION, THE NUMBER OF DEER CHECKED IN DROPPED 21 PERCENT STATEWIDE WITH THE NUMBERS HARVESTED IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA BEING DOWN MORE LIKE 33 PERCENT.

 

              MOLINI SAYS THEY EXPECTED THE DROP OFF DUE TO THE OUTBREAK OF EPIZOOTIC HEMORRHAGIC DIESASE BROUGHT TO THE REGION FROM THE FLOODS OF 2011.

 

              MOLINI AUDIO

 

              HERE ARE SOME OF THE DEER NUMBERS FROM SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA DURING THE RIFLE SEASON NOVEMBER 16-24.

 

              IN NEBRASKA CITY PAPS SPORT SHOP RECORDED 147 DEER, WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY HALF THE NUMBER HARVEST IN 2012.

 

              IN AUBURN, HOGIES GUN AND SPORT REPORTED THEY HAD 289 DEER CHECKED IN, WHICH IS ROUGHLY 80 DEER LESS THAN LAST YEAR.

 

              IN SYRACUSE B AND B IS REPORTED JUST OVER 300 DEER WERE CHECKED IN, WHICH THEY SAY IS A SIGNIFICANT DROP FROM 2012.

 

              PLATTSMOUTH’S SCHILLING WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA RECORDED 184 DEER HARVESTED, A DROP OF ABOUT 90 DEER FROM LAST YEAR.

 

              PAWNEE CITY’S LITTLE BROWN JUG IS REPORTED 322 DEER WHERE CHECKED IN, MORE THAN 100 FEWER THAN IN 2012.

 

              TECUMSEH’S M&M SUPPLY REPORTED 295 DEER WERE HARVESTED AT THEIR CHECK IN SITE, A DROP OF OVER 170 DEER FROM LAST YEAR.

 

              AND FALL CITY’S VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY HAD 217 DEER CHECKED IN, CLOSE TO HALF THE DEER HARVEST ON AVERAGE.

 

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