From the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Opening Weekend Fall Deer/Turkey Harvest Numbers Reported
Richmond, Virginia - The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' (DGIF) early harvest numbers for deer and turkey show good results, with a double-digit increase in the deer harvest for the opening weekend of muzzleloading season as compared to last year. While turkey numbers were down, the abundance of acorns and windy weather during the weekend certainly influenced their movement patterns.
"It's very gratifying to see folks taking advantage of the new opportunity to hunt over a full weekend. Preliminary deer harvest numbers for both the archery season and the opening of muzzleloading season look very promising. We have good populations of deer and turkey, so I encourage hunters to take advantage hunting opportunities with family and friends. It's a great time of year to be in the woods," said Bob Duncan, Executive Director of the DGIF.
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