Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Game Commission Releases 2011-12 Deer Harvest Estimates

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reported hunters harvested an estimated 336,200 deer during the state's 2011-12 seasons.  This is a 6% increase from last season's harvest of 316,240.

Hunters took an estimated 127,540 antlered deer and 208,660 antlerless deer in the 2011-12 seasons.  The buck harvest is an increase of 4% over the previous year’s harvest of 122,930.  The antlerless deer harvest is up 8% from the 193,310 antlerless deer taken in 2010-11.

“This year’s antlered deer harvest is slightly above average harvest since 2005, when the Game Commission began efforts to stabilize deer populations in most of the state,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “Antlered deer harvests increased in 13 of the state’s 22 Wildlife Management Units. Those WMUs in which the antlered deer harvest increased were WMUs 1B, 2A, 2B, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4D, 4E, 5A, 5B and 5D.”

To read the full news release click here.

Release #027-12
March 14, 2012
For Information Contact:
Jerry Feaser

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