Harvests increased statewide in 2015-16, report shows March 14, 2016 Pennsylvania

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Harvests increased statewide in 2015-16, report shows March 14, 2016 Pennsylvania, PGC News
      The Pennsylvania Game Commission today reported results from the 2015-16 deer seasons, which closed in January.  Hunters harvested an estimated 315,813 deer – an increase of about 4 percent compared to the 2014-15 harvest of 303,973.  Of those, 137,580 were antlered deer – an increase of about 15 percent compared to the previous license year, when an estimated 119,260 bucks were taken. Hunters also harvested an estimated 178,233 antlerless deer in 2015-16, which represents an about 4 percent decrease compared to the 184,713 antlerless deer taken in 2014-15.
     The percentage of older bucks in the harvest might well be the most eye-popping number in the report.  A whopping 59 percent of whitetail bucks taken by Pennsylvania hunters during the 2015-16 deer seasons were 2½ years old or older, making for the highest percentage of adult bucks in the harvest in decades...

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