Deer hunters continue to decrease July 8, 2011 New York

Deer hunters continue to decrease July 8, 2011 New York The Observer Review

According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, statewide deer hunting participation numbers peaked in the mid- 1980s and have since decreased by 40 percent to the present....The DEC’s report said in 2010 the state issued 550,000 big game licenses. In 1984, that number was just shy of 800,000. Starting in 1985, the numbers decreased. While hunter participation is down, deer harvests are up. According to the DEC, the total 2011 statewide deer harvest number was 230,100. In 1984, the number was 170,310.

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