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NY 2012 deer harvest up 6 percent

From New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation

-- Hunters took approximately 243,000 deer during the 2012-13 hunting seasons, an increase of 6 percent over the previous year.  There were 124,000 antlerless deer and 119,000 adult bucks harvested.

Harvest numbers reflect deer populations are greater than desired levels in many parts of the state, sand an  increased take of antlerless deer will be necessary in 2013.

Increases  for 2012 were most pronounced in the Northern Zone where the total of 30,840 deer taken increased 15 percent from 2011.  In the Southern Zone, the adult buck take of 98,570 increased 6 percent, and the antlerless harvest of 110,900 deer increased 5 percent from 2011.

Go to www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/90368.html for a summary table of the 2012 deer harvest by zone and tag type, or see www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/2012deerrpt.pdf (3.8 mb, PDF) for a comprehensive report of the harvest.

Numbers for the 2012 youth deer hunt can be found at www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/86468.html.

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