2019 New York State Forecast August 2019 New York

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2019 New York State Forecast August 2019 New York, DEC News
... For the 2019-20 deer hunting season, we expect the statewide buck harvest to be similar to 2018 and the antlerless harvest to increase slightly... The 2018-19 winter was mild across nearly all of the state, resulting in strong overwinter survival. Then, deer had ample forage through spring and early summer this year as the generally wet conditions led to a quick green-up of native forbs and abundant soft masts. This is in stark contrast to the dry conditions across most of the state during the early growing season last summer...

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