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New hunting law has rough first year

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The 2016-17 deer season was the first one in Alabama where mandatory reporting of the harvest was required.

When hunters took a deer, they were supposed to either go online, use an app or call to report the kill. The state has long estimated that about 250,000 deer a year are killed in Alabama. But only 82,435 were checked the first year of reporting.

The state estimated compliance with the mandatory reporting requirement at about 35 percent the first year and they hope it grows in the future. 

Read more at The Advertiser-Gleam.

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