Deer impacts on Tompkins County and Ithaca environment invoke hunting program, deer history November 20, 2013 New York

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... Deer had been exterminated from [the central and western] part of the state by the 1860s, and did not begin to reappear until about 1910 ... in 1938 hunting for antlered deer has been permitted annually ... the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) chose to create its first Deer Management Focus Area (DMFA) in Tompkins County. Within this 60,000-acre area hunters will be allowed to take two antler-less deer per day for the duration of the hunting season ...

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