We’ve all seen them recently. As the rut begins and the hunting season is going strong, there are deer all over the Lake Area. However, if the regular firearm season follows the statistics put in place by the youth season, the number of tags filled will be significantly less this year compared to last year. Last year, 637 tags were claimed in the Lake Area during the youth season. That number dropped to only 391 this season. Camden County was down from 215 last year to 139 this year, Miller had 202 last year compared to 112 this year, and Morgan had 220 last year and only 140 this year.