Good crop of deer forecast as regular big game season opens Saturday November 16, 2018 New York,

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Good crop of deer forecast as regular big game season opens Saturday November 16, 2018 New York, Olean Times Herald
.. After a few years of mild winters, there’s a bumper crop of 2- and 3-year-old deer ... Southern Tier deer management units seem to have ample numbers of deer ..,

This winter was easy on deer May 16, 2019 New York, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
... “Portions of New York experienced mild drought, which lessened production and nutrition of grasses, forbs, and soft mast (berries, cherries, apples). Then, hard mast (acorns, beechnuts) production was lower than average as well, so many deer went into winter with reduced fat reserve,” the DEC explained in its Hunting and Trapping newsletter. “November’s snowfall was double its average. Deep, heavy snow blanketed much of NY, hampering deer movements to late season food sources. Bucks burned more energy searching for does during the rut as well.”..,

... several thaws and warmer-than-average temperatures may have helped deer get through the winter... Portions of New York experienced mild drought, which lessened production and nutrition of grasses, forbs, and soft mast (berries, cherries, apples). Then, hard mast (acorns, beechnuts) production was lower than average as well ..,


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