NY's plan for deer draws cheers and jeers June 19, 2011 New York


NY's plan for deer draws cheers and jeers June 19, 2011 New York Management Wall Street Journal

Wildlife officials are proposing a special hunting weekend for teenagers, an earlier start to the bowhunting season, and a ban on killing young bucks in some regions under a new plan that will guide deer management in New York state ...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...Hunting is the most effective way to manage the deer population, Batcheller said. But the number of hunters has been declining, and the average age of hunters has been rising. 



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