Results from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s annual deer harvest summary indicate hunters across the state reported harvesting 169,973 deer during the 2020-21 hunting season — a 9.1% increase compared to the average harvest the last three seasons.

Of the deer harvested, 50.8% were antlered bucks, 4.7% were button bucks and 44.5% were does. Most deer were harvested with a gun (76.9%), followed by black powder (9.7%), bow (7.7%) and crossbow (5.7%).

For the full story, see the May 5 issue of the Montgomery Herald.