DEC announces statewide deer hunter survey on 'yearling buck harvest strategies' October 28, 2013 New York

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DEC announces statewide deer hunter survey on 'yearling buck harvest strategies' October 28, 2013 New York, The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com (blog)
... During the development of the 2012-2016 deer management plan for New York, some hunters expressed strong interest in modifying hunting rules/regulations to allow more bucks to live to older ages and develop heavier bodies with larger antlers.  As a result of that input, one of the objectives in DEC's current deer management plan is to "Encourage various strategies to reduce harvest of young (1.5 year old) bucks ...


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