North American deer harvest tops 1.1 million, taken with bow and arrow.
In 2011, more than 3.3 million North American hunters took to the woods
equipped with bow and arrow to harvest deer. The result – according to
wildlife biologist C.J. Winand of Maryland who compiled the data
submitted by the Fish & Wildlife departments in the USA and Canada
– is an impressive harvest of 1,159,744 white-tailed deer, mule deer
and black-tailed deer in the 2011 season.
In some states more than half of the deer harvested were taken
with archery equipment. One example is Arkansas, where an impressive
63% of the deer harvested were taken with bow and arrow.
Alabama and Mississippi showed similar results with 55% and 53%,
Bowhunter numbers are steadily increasing and have risen by some
10% during the past 10 years.