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Archery harvest data for deer in Arizona from 1952-2000.

Data has been gleaned from the Arizona Game and Fish publication “Hunt Arizona – 2002 edition”. Click on this link to order a copy of this excellent resource or call (602) 942-3000.

MD = Mule deer / WT= Coues White-tailed deer

Columns with blanks represent those years for which that particular data was not recorded.

Year Tags sold Hunters Hunter days MD buck harvest MD antlerless harvest WT buck harvest WT antlerless harvest Total Percent Success
1952   104   21 0 0 0 21 20
1954   156   5 0 0 0 5 3
1955   98   12 0 0 0 12 12
1956   670   49 0 0 0 49 7
1957       33 0 0 0 33  
1958 2736 2181 11736 175 226 1 1 403 19
1959 3451 3165 16292 143 224 0 8 375 12
1960 2349 2245 9517 82 93 2 6 183 8
1961 1695 1384 5518 15 20 5 2 42 3
1962 4625 4319 19768 141 172 47 44 404 9
1963 4567 4225 16922 88 91 18 17 214 5
1964 3596 3246 12809 50 63 13 15 141 4
1965 3835 3798           122 3
1966 3596 3387           150 4
1967 4679 4390           206 5
1968 4510 4216           176 4
1969 5107 4664           208 5
1970 5855 5275           228 4
1971 7261 6412           285 4
1972   6832           315 5
1973   7000           310 4
1974   7420           419 6
1975   7163           346 4
1976   7517           373 5
1977   9038           416 5
1978   7313           381 5
1979   8425           620 7
1980   7157           237 3
1981 19814 12862 77011 327 40 88 16 471 4
1982 15109 10212 63099 287 51 60 0 398 4
1983 11934 9689 63071 248 61 71 0 380 4
1984 12628 10619 70553 417 35 65 0 517 5
1985 14249 12302 85328 534 71 138 0 743 6
1986 16554 14397 104288 742 130 94 0 966 7
1987 18666 16163 111826 748 58 115 0 921 6
1988 20883 17909 119793 704 223 108 0 1035 6
1989 22399 19423 125848 598 201 189 0 988 5
1990 22398 19325 125940 674 35 100 0 809 4
1991 20324 18051 126545 773 0 129 0 902 5
1992 18883 17505 120123 691 0 100 0 791 5
1993 21580 19559 133174 1084 63 136 27 1310 7
1994 23445 20646 144881 942 105 212 39 1298 6
1995 23329 20383 149129 916 97 166 64 1243 6
1996 23568 20698 143789 996 83 145 36 1260 6
1997 23166 19939 148077 691 30 138 18 877 4
1998 23022 19375 146101 1050 63 166 38 1317 7
1999 24293 20738 158187 1032 27 227 28 1314 6
2000 25338 21148 155575 1209 55 177 37 1478 7
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