Courtesy photo | Wauneta Crossroads
Kathy Kerchal brought her 7x7 mule deer to Wauneta Crossroads. Sarah Hoskovec brought in the first deer at Lakers this season. Hoskovec took down a 4x4 whitetail.
Courtesy photo | Lakers Bait & Tackle
Sarah Hoskovec brought in the first deer at Lakers this season. Hoskovec took down a 4x4 whitetail.
Deer check in numbers down across Chase County, state
Whether it be windy weather or a lack of big bucks, check in numbers are lower than normal in Chase County.
Ron Schoenberger with Lakers Bait & Tackle said many of the hunters he visited with were seeing little bucks or few deer at all. Schoenberger said the windy weekend, especially Sunday, didn’t help hunters’ chances either.
Angie West with Wauneta Crossroads echoed the sentiment.
West said they haven’t seen as many deer either, and commented on the wind over the weekend. She added that the combination of deer and pheasant has kept business steady.
All check ins this season are being done online through Telecheck.
As of Monday night, 119 mule deer and 80 white tail deer had been checked in across Chase County. Statewide 29,020 have been checked in, according to Julie Geiser with Nebraska Game and Parks.
Those numbers are down compared to 2019 when Lakers Bait & Tackle saw 240 deer and Wauneta Crossroads had 215 deer by Tuesday morning of the opening week