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Valley Forge National Park officials are planning to shoot 86 percent of the park's deer population in the next four years
Oh, dear: that's a lot of deer.
The preliminary deer-hunting total of 189,277 deer for the 2009-2010 season compares with a similar total of 188,901 for the 2008-2009 period.
The agency says hunters took 50.5 percent does and 49.5 percent males in the latest harvest.
Illinois' record deer harvest occurred in 2005-2006 season, when 201,301 deer were taken.