Deer tales: NY and Pa., two side-by-side management plans April 25, 2011 Pennsylvania

Deer tales: NY and Pa., two side-by-side management plans   April 25, 2011  Pennsylvania Management  Wellsville Daily Reporter

... the comparison of two similar areas shows what a drop Pennsylvania's deer population has had in the last decade since Antler Restrictions and the radical reduction of the does was instituted....Allegany County,... In 2009, hunters took 4,128 bucks and a total take of 9,008. In 2010 Allegany hunters took 4,202 bucks, with a total take of 9,105. Very consistent with a buck index, or bucks-per-square-mile of 4.0, (four bucks per square mile.)

In contrast, Pa.'s Unit 3A had only 3300 bucks taken in 2009 and 3800 in 2010, with a total take of just 6,000 and 6,500 antlerless deer in 2009 and 2010, Twice the amount of area, Pennsylvania hunters did not match the numbers what hunters did in Allegany County, NY in both 2009 and 2010.

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