Preliminary NY Deer Harvest January 8, 2016 New York

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Preliminary NY Deer Harvest January 8, 2016 New York, NYDEC
... To date, reports of deer harvest declined by 13% in the Northern Zone and 11% in the Southern Zone in 2015 compared to 2014.  Overall, declines were more pronounced for reported take of female deer than male deer and during the regular firearms seasons and late bow and muzzleloader seasons than during the early bow or muzzleloader seasons.  Given the severe winter of 2014-15 and associated reduction in permits for antlerless deer in most Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), a minor decline in overall deer harvest was anticipated.  Too, unseasonably warm conditions and lack of snow during much of November and December also likely contributed to reduced hunter success in many areas.  As usual, deer harvest varies considerably across the state, and preliminarily it looks like deer hunters in western New York generally saw less harvest decline than in portions of central and southeastern New York...

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