New York Deer Season 2012: Hunting Forecast October 2, 2012 Outdoor Life

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New York Deer Season 2012: Hunting Forecast October 2, 2012 Outdoor Life
The New York State deer herd appears to be stable, given that the harvest has remained at right around 230,000 deer the last several years... The state deer herd hit one million animals between 2000 and 2002, and even as the state has offered increased antlerless hunting opportunities, since the mid 1980’s New York’s been losing deer hunters at a rate of two percent per year.  Meantime, deer populations have pushed up well above management levels throughout much of central and western New York...


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