Hunters object to N.Y. deer plan June 27, 2011 New York


Hunters object to N.Y. deer plan June 27, 2011 New York, Management, New Jersey Herald
Wildlife officials are proposing a special hunting weekend for teenagers, an earlier start to the bow hunting season and a ban on killing young bucks in some regions under a new plan that will guide deer management in the state for the next five years...."We've had a deer management program for decades," Batcheller said. "But this is the first time we've had a document explaining the deer management plan in a single document ...There's a stable population of about a million white-tailed deer in New York state, Batcheller said. Last year, about 230,000 were killed by hunters and 60,000 to 80,000 were killed on highways, he said.

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