During the 2010 November portion Benton had just under 3,400 deer checked to lead the state.
Camden County Conservation Agent Eric Smith said his county only saw a slight drop.
“I’m not exactly for sure but I want to say it’s right around 2,500, right in that area, deer that were checked for Camden County,” Smith said. “Like I said we were only down maybe 10 or 15 deer over last year.”
“We’re keeping up with our numbers. There are still a lot of good numbers of deer in Camden County.”
Smith believes the antlerless season, second round of archery, and muzzle loader portions may see more deer.
“I don’t think really the rut has hit hard on yet and that’s just from my observations of being out there during deer season, not seeing the big rutted up bucks with their big necks and everything. I’m sure a few of them have gotten into that mode but I think the majority of them are hitting it pretty hard right now with this cold weather.”
Smith also reminds hunters about the Share the Harvest during the antlerless season.
“If you want to get out and you still really enjoy your hunting but you don’t want to at the meat anymore or you don’t have time to do it you can take it either to Tom’s Slaughterhouse, the Butcher Shop, or Larry’s Meat Market.
“A whole deer donation, you just drop it off, they put it into Share the Harvest, they grind that meat up into burger and it goes to the needy families here in Camden County and it stays here. So it’s an awesome opportunity to help the community.”