Reporting deer harvests growing rare December 15, 2012 New York

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Reporting deer harvests growing rare December 15, 2012 New York, Tribune-Review
 ... hunters are required by law to report killing a deer to the Pennsylvania Game Commission... “Thirty-seven percent of antlered deer and 33 percent of antlerless deer were reported in 2011,” said Chris Rosenberry, the commission‘s lead deer biologist. “Generally, there has been a steady downward trend (in reporting) since 1982. Reporting rates have dropped 20 percent in the last 30 years.” ... The New York Department of Environmental Conservation requires hunters to report killing a deer within seven days of taking it, said spokeswoman Lori Severino. Yet, “in general, the reporting rate is between 40 and 45 percent,”


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