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A whitetail doe sneaks through the woods during a recent firearms deer opener. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer

N.D. Game & Fish notebook: Report shows 2011 deer season success was lowest in recent history

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As expected, North Dakota deer hunters took fewer deer last fall than in previous years, according to harvest statistics recently finalized by the State Game and Fish Department.

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Slightly more than 95,000 hunters took more than 49,000 deer during the 2011 deer gun season. Hunter success was 51 percent, down from 64 percent in 2010 and well below the annual average of 70 percent during the past decade.

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