Hunters in Indiana took 123,000 wild white-tailed deer during the 2004 deer-hunting season — a 15 percent increase over the previous year's deer harvest of 106,986 deer.
The 2004 antlered buck harvest increased 10.6 percent to 54,768 deer. The antler-less deer harvest of 68,290 deer was almost 19 percent more than in 2003.
"Indiana's state-wide deer herd size has been slowly growing since 1998," said Department of Natural Resources deer biologist Jim Mitchell.
Mitchell says Indiana's wild...