Number of Indiana Deer-Vehicle Collisions Down in 2016

April 20, 2017

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the number of deer struck by motor vehicles in the state fell last year. The number of deer harvested in 2016 fell as well.

The agency says deer-vehicle collisions across Indiana numbered more than 14,000 last year, down nearly 9 percent from 2015.

The department says in its recently released 2016 Indiana White-tailed Deer Summary that hunters last year harvested nearly 119,500 deer in Indiana. That was down 4 percent from the 2015 harvest of nearly 124,800 deer.

The 10 counties with the highest harvests were Harrison, Noble, Franklin, Washington, Steuben, Parke, Dearborn, Lawrence, Switzerland and Greene.

The report contains other information on deer hunting, the use of depredation permits, deer-vehicle collisions and disease surveillance efforts.

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  • April 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    Agent says:
    Perhaps the Deer were paying attention to the Deer crossing signs.
  • April 20, 2017 at 2:37 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
    That's good news for the deer.
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