DEC proposes changes affecting state's deer and bear hunting regulations April 3, 2012 New York

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Comments previously submitted on the draft deer management plan were important in finalizing the deer plan and developing this rulemaking proposal. DEC will accept public comments on this proposal through May 21, 2012. ... DEC is proposing to: - Establish a three-day youth firearms season ... ; Lengthen bowhunting seasons ... ; Establish mandatory antler restrictions ... to reduce harvest of yearling (1.5 year old) bucks ... To see more detailed explanations of these proposals, including instructions for providing comments, visit the DEC website at

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