From the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
- Deer, Bear, Turkey Harvest Data Announced
Richmond, Virginia — While Virginia deer and turkey harvests reflected a decline from last year, the black bear harvest reached record numbers. Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) have compiled the preliminary figures for the 2014-15 fall/winter hunting season. A bumper crop of acorns across the state coupled with management actions to meet population objectives and some higher than normal disease mortality all factored into fluctuations in populations and harvest trends.
During the past deer season 190,745 deer were reported killed by deer hunters in Virginia… find out more about Virginia's deer, turkey & black bear harvest