The third and final deer hunt on the Oak Ridge Reservation was held Dec. 10-11. A total of 81 deer was harvested, 39 bucks and 42 does. The largest buck field dressed at 158 pounds; the largest rack was 10 points; the largest doe weighed 112 pounds. Two of the 81 deer were retained due to internal radiological contamination. No turkey was harvested.
Superlatives for the three hunts: Grand harvest was 361 deer, 209 bucks and 152 does; the largest buck weighed 179 pounds (second hunt); the largest rack was 15 points (second hunt); the largest doe was 115 pounds (second hunt). Two deer were retained (third hunt) and two turkeys (first hunt) were taken, one male and one female.