The 2012 deer harvest results are now available April 19, 2013 New York

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The 2012 deer harvest results are now available April 19, 2013 New York, NYDEC 
... Hunters took approximately 243,000 deer (124,000 antlerless deer and 119,000 adult bucks) during the 2012-13 hunting seasons, about 6 percent more than were taken the previous year. Increases were most pronounced in the Northern Zone where total take (30,840) increased 15 percent from 2011. In the Southern Zone, the adult buck take (about 98,570) increased 6 percent and the antlerless take (110,900) increased 5 percent from 2011. The 2012 harvest reflects deer populations that are greater than desired levels in many parts of New York. Increased take of antlerless deer will be necessary in 2013.  Seewww.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/90368.htmlfor a summary table of the 2012 deer harvest by zone and tag type, or see www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/2012deerrpt.pdf(3.8 mb, PDF) for a comprehensive report of the harvest.

State deer kill rises April 20, 2013 New York, Press & Sun-Bulletin
... The calculated take for 2012-13 season was 242,957, compared to 228,359 in 2011-12. The calculations included 123,964 antlerless deer, compared to 118,357 the previous season. The antlerless kill was fueled by an increase of 71,000 deer management permits...

Increase in deer kill in latest hunting season April 20, 2013 New York, Wall Street Journal
... Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens says the state has been taking steps to encourage hunting as the deer population continues to grow...


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