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NY DEC: 2013 Deer Harvest Comparable to Previous Year

According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), hunters harvested approximately 243,550 deer during the 2013-14 hunting seasons.
ALBANY, N.Y. - According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), hunters harvested approximately 243,550 deer during the 2013-14 hunting seasons.

Hunters took 128,850 antlerless deer (adult females and fawns) and about 114,700 adult bucks (1.5 years or older). 

 “Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative offers many hunting opportunities statewide for sportsmen and sportswomen for the growing population of deer,” said Commission Martens. “Throughout the state, hunters play an essential role by helping to maintain healthy and ecologically sound deer populations.”

Here is the 2013 deer harvest comparison: 

 

2013 Total

2012 Total

Previous 5-Year Average (2008-2012)

Total Take

243,567

242,957

229,439

Adult Male

114,716

118,993

108,752

Antlerless

128,851

123,964

120,687

Adult Female

88,634

86,644

83,565

Deer Management Permits Issued

650,472

605,105

544,530

Deer Management Permit Take

98,945

94,367

89,507

Deer Management Assistance Program Take

12,285

10,497

10,689

Muzzleloader

14,970

16,104

17,511

Bowhunting

36,676

36,208

34,795

Crossbow

NA

438

-

Youth Hunt

1,275

1,411

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