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DNR expects deer hunters to bring in record kills

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials say 2010 could be a record year for the state's deer harvest.

 DNR biologist Chad Stewart tells The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne that the early archery season could boost this year's totals past last year's record of nearly 133,000. Rising deer populations have led to increased deer-vehicle crashes.

State officials say the hunting season helps control population and can help feed needy residents through a program that encourages hunters to donate venison for use at food banks statewide.

The season runs through Nov. 28. ---

Online: www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild --- Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net

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