In Northampton County, 1,475 deer were hunted in 2019. This is up from 2018 when 1401 were reported.
526 were male, 795 were does and 154 were male fawns.
By law, each successful deer hunter is required to check every deer killed. Information regarding the animal’s sex, date of kill, weapon, and county of kill is recorded. Initiated in 1947, check stations are operated by local volunteers who serve without compensation.
Results of the annual deer kill are typically available about one month after the close of the season. In contrast to many states that estimate their annual deer kill, Virginia’s deer kill figures represent an actual known minimum count.