Bowhunters: Help Monitor Deer and Other Wildlife Populations August 17, 2017 New York

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Bowhunters: Help Monitor Deer and Other Wildlife Populations - DEC News

Participate in DEC's Bowhunter Sighting Log

Last year, 3,805 bowhunters from across the state participated in the Bowhunter Sighting Log and provided valuable data to aid DEC biologists with long-term monitoring of deer and other wildlife populations. Participants logged 186,110 hours afield and recorded seeing 120,067 deer, 47,772 turkeys, 2,698 ruffed grouse, 2,232 coyotes, 1,376 red fox, 1,323 raccoons, 446 fisher, 382 gray fox, 339 black bear, 128 bobcat, 7 river otter, and 5 moose. 

We are gearing up for the 2017 Bowhunter Sighting Log and welcome new participants.  

If you hunt during the bow season with a vertical bow or crossbow and have not participated before but would like to participate, send us an email (, subject: BowLog) by August 31. Include your name, address, hunter ID (back tag number), and the county where you primarily hunt.

Bowhunter Sighting Log - deer sightings

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