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NH deer hunt increasing, bear hunt slowing toward end

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire officials say deer hunters have had a successful start to the season, taking 10 percent more deer compared to this point last season.

The state's Fish and Game Department says that through Sunday, hunters had taken 9,122 deer. Last year, 8,313 deer had been killed by the same point in the season.

Every county in the state has seen an increase. The statewide total is the second highest in the past nine years.

Bear hunting has ended in most of the state with 524 bears taken: 322 males and 202 females. The season runs through Nov. 26 in the White Mountains and scientists expect the take will be low.

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