More deer were harvested during the second week of the controlled hunt than during the first week.
The park’s officials are reporting that 38 deer were harvested from Oct. 1 through 7, which was the first week of the controlled hunt.
During the second week, 26 deer were harvested, marking an increase of 46%. These deer were taken using archery equipment.
On Oct. 11, 30 deer were also killed as part of a targeted removal program by sharpshooters with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bringing the total number of deer killed or harvested to 94.