Thursday, May 14, 2015

Annual Whitetail Deer Hunt Numbers Released

Adult Buck Take Density 2014About 238,670 whitetail deer were taken during the 2014-15 hunting seasons, slightly less than the statewide take the previous year, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

“Regulated deer reduces the negative impacts of deer on forests, communities and crop producers while also providing over 10 million pounds of high quality local protein annually,” DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens said in a statement to the press announcing the numbers.

The estimated 2014-15 deer take included 130,068 antlerless deer (adult females and fawns) and 108,604 adult bucks (1.5 years or older).  Hunters in the Northern Zone took 29,075 deer, including 16,727 adult bucks.

In the Southern Zone, hunters took 206,106 deer, including about 90,702 adult bucks.   The estimated harvest on Long Island (Suffolk County) was 3,491 deer, including 1,175 adult bucks.

2014 Deer Harvest

To compare these harvest estimates with other seasons in the past visit
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/42232.html.

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