(Provided by Indiana DNR)

Indiana 2015 deer harvest up 3 percent; buck harvest up 10 percent.Indiana hunters harvested 123,664 deer during the 2015 season, according to data released today by the Indian DNR.

This is a 3 percent increase from the 120,073 deer taken during the 2014 season.

The antlered deer harvest was 10 percent higher than the 2014 harvest, while the antlerless harvest was 1 percent lower than in 2014.

The overall 2015 deer harvest ranks as the 10th highest in Indiana history. The 2015 antlerless deer harvest ranks 11th highest.

By Louie Stout

Deer Numbers Still LanguishingAs the deer season winds down and biologists start crunching the numbers, it remains quite apparent the Michiana deer herd is a far cry from what it was three years ago.

Sure, there were some dandy bucks killed by hunters. But the number of deer harvested – based on preliminary estimates – fell well short of where they were in 2012.

Some of that is by design. Both Indiana and Michigan went through a period of liberalization of doe permits to reduce crop damage and deer/car collisions.

By Louie Stout

If your prized antlers are past the green stage and you’re curious as to what they would score, John Bogucki can help you out. The North Liberty licensed deer scorer is certified for all types of big game and can get you into Boone & Crockett, Pope and Young, Muzzleloader, Indiana or Michigan record books if your animal qualifies.

He will score your trophies on an appointment basis. Call him at 574-656-4271.