Controversial hunting restrictions on New York deer June 24, 2011 New York



Controversial hunting restrictions on New York deer June 24, 2011 New York Earthtimes.org
For the first time the Department of Environmental Conservation in the state has produced a draft Deer Management Plan. ...Antlers grow with age in deer so the older the buck the larger the antlers. Over 22 states in the US have implemented antler restrictions for hunters to protect younger bucks, giving the an opportunity to live into adulthood..."When 90 percent of bucks taken are in the 6-month to 2½-year age classes, that is an indication that deer herd management must change. Antler restrictions have proven to be an effective way to achieve a more balanced deer herd....



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