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Charleston urban deer hunt sets record

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston’s ninth urban deer hunt set a record with at least 100 deer killed.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports that 34 bucks and 66 does had been reported killed as of Thursday. The hunt ended Tuesday.

Hunters have three days to report kills, so the final tally could increase. Regardless, the total already has broken the previous record of 93 set in 2011.

The number of hunters participating increased to 139 from 130 last year, when 83 deer were taken.

George Daniels owns two of the 25 properties that were open for hunting. He said there was an uptick in deer activity a few years ago after dog leash laws were enacted, but now he only sees about half as many.

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