Firearm deer numbers up almost 19% at Laker’s check-in site
Two of the area’s successful deer hunters during the firearm season bagged theirs opening day Nov. 13, at left, Dan Terryberry of Imperial with a 5 x 7 mule deer and Tanner Martin of Champion with this 6 x 6 mule deer with a 28 1/2” spread. (Photos courtesy of Laker’s)
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Ron and Cindy Schoenberger were kept a bit busier this Nebraska firearm deer season, which concluded Sunday.
A report Monday shows that 479 deer were checked in at Laker’s in Enders, this area’s official check-in station for the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission.
That’s up nearly 19% over last year’s nine-day deer kill success of 403 that checked in at Laker’s.
Of this year’s 479 total, the Schoenbergers report that 261 were whitetail and 219 mule deer.
Bucks dominated the kill success, which 343 of the total were the male variety, while another 136 taken were does.
The 2010 firearm season ran Nov. 13-21. Hunters had to have their deer checked in by 1 p.m. Monday.
This year, archery deer hunters are reporting their kill success online or by phone, as will the muzzleloader hunters during that Dec. 1-31 season. So, Laker’s does not have archery success numbers this year.