Osage County leads Oklahoma deer kill numbers from 2011-12 season

Outdoors notebook: Arcadia Lake deer hunts drawing Wednesday; mule deer group organizes in Oklahoma; bass tournament Sept. 29 at Lake Eufaula; Edmond Goblers banquet Aug. 25; Quail Forever banquet Aug. 25; early Oklahoma quail forecast positive
by Ed Godfrey Modified: August 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm •  Published: August 11, 2012
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The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation last week released the number of deer taken by hunters during the 2011-12 deer hunting seasons and the total was 112,863.

For the fifth straight year, more deer were killed in mammoth Osage County than any other with 5,118.

Pittsburg County, which has been second or third the past four years in deer harvest, was second again with a total of 3,765.

The rest of the top 10 counties in 2011-12 were Atoka (3,380), Pushmataha (3,309), Cherokee (3,293), Creek (2,934), Sequoyah (2,848), Le Flore (2,722), Craig (2,709), and McCurtain (2,363).

Cherokee County, however, was the most prolific deer hunting county based on number of deer killed per square mile (4.24 deer).

Arcadia Lake deer hunts

The drawing for archery deer hunts at Arcadia Lake will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Arcadia Lake Park Office, 9000 E. Second.

Deadline to apply is noon on Wednesday. Applications can be downloaded at www.arcadialakeok.com or picked up at the park office.

Cost is $50 per hunter for a four-day hunt. Any hunts not selected will go on sale immediately after the drawing.

For more information, call 216-7481.

Mule deer group organizes in Oklahoma

The newly formed Oklahoma Mule Deer Foundation will meet Aug. 21 at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. The goal of the group is to improve mule deer habitat in western Oklahoma.

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by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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