2011 deer season forecast- Region 9 August 9, 2011 NEW YORK

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2011 deer season forecast- Region 9 August 9, 2011 NEW YORK STATE. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Overall, the 2010 deer harvest in Region 9 was 3% higher than that of 2009. Five of the Region’s Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) have deer populations greater 10% above the desired levels. Two units in the region had a 2010 harvest within 10% of their objective. Eight units in the southern counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua have deer populations below objective levels, and more conservative antlerless harvests through reduced Deer Management Permit (DMP) availability will be necessary in these units.
Unit Summaries for the 2011 Season: Included in the discussion of most WMUs is a term called the Buck Take Objective (BTO). The BTO for a WMU is the desired number of antlered bucks expected to be harvested per square mile when the WMU’s deer population is at the desired level as recommended by theCitizen Task Force. The BTO is not the estimated take for the coming season but rather is the objective of our management efforts. The annual buck harvest is used as a gauge of population size and its relationship to the desired population



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