Deer hunter success up considerably over last year
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Hunter success during the first four days of the 2010 firearm season in Nebraska is up considerably in this area.
A report from the check-in station at Laker’s in Enders reports that 317 deer had been checked in late Tuesday afternoon.
That compares to 277 at the same time in 2009, and 257 in 2008 after four days into the season.
Ron Schoenberger, owner of Laker’s, said the number this year is quite a bit for this early.
“It’s been a good season so far. There have been a lot of good bucks turned in,” he said.
Two nice 8 x 8 deer, one a mule deer and one a whitetail, came in over the weekend. A lot of nice ones have come off the reserve, near Enders Lake, he said.
Schoenberger believes the lack of snow, compared to over 15 inches by this time last year, as well as a nearly completed corn harvest have contributed largely to the success.
The firearm season opened Saturday, Nov. 13, and will conclude this Sunday, Nov. 21. Deer must be checked in at official Game & Parks stations by Monday at 1 p.m.