State clarifies deer management proposal July 16, 2011 New York


State clarifies deer management proposal July 16, 2011 New York Press & Sun-Bulletin
.... it is apparent that a couple strategies of the plan need clarification. ...The "one buck rule?"... Strategy 1.3.2 proposes to initiate a process to discontinue either-sex and antlerless-only bow and muzzleloader tags for antlerless harvest and transition to a system based exclusively on Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in all areas of the state....
Strategy 2.2.6 proposes a possible early muzzleloader season under very limited circumstances. Some hunters have apparently misinterpreted this strategy as though an early muzzleloader season is being proposed for most or all of the Southern Zone. ..The strategy actually describes an approach to progressively increase harvest pressure on antlerless deer in areas where deer populations are above desired levels.


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