Improving Chenango County's Deer February 27, 2013 New York

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Improving Chenango County's Deer February 27, 2013 New York, Chenango Deer Management
What is a “Yearling Buck Protection” program?  It is setting harvest standards that protect the majority of immature yearling bucks that are 1.5 year old with their first set of antlers from harvest.  What is the purpose of a “Yearling Buck Protection” program?
The purpose of this proposal is to protect and conserve male deer by protecting the majority from harvest when they are immature 1.5 year olds, the equivalent of a 12 year old boy.  This is done by increasing the antler size requirement. 

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