Pa. 10 years into deer management effort November November 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

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Pa. 10 years into deer management effort November November 30, 2011 Pennsylvania, Press & Sun-Bulletin

... in 2003, because of what the Commission saw as a disproportionate ratio of does to bucks, a growing herd and habitats devastated by over-browsing, it imposed antler-point restrictions and introduced concurrent doe and buck seasons ...  [biologist Gary] Alt's suggestions were for antler restrictions rather than point restrictions, but the Commissioners found them far too difficult for hunters to follow and wardens to enforce... the number of deer killed annually in Pennsylvania has dropped from a record-high 517,529 (165,416 bucks) in 2002-03 to 316,240 (122,930 bucks) in 2010-11. ... 

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