Whitetail Deer

Deer harvest down 5 percent in New York state

The 2017-18 estimated deer take included 95,623 antlerless deer and 107,804 antlered bucks. Statewide, this represents a 10 percent decline in antlerless harvest and nearly identical buck harvest as in 2016. 

NYSDEC talks CWD [video]

Tony Wilkinson, director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Fish and Wildlife, addresses a statewide hunter education instructor gathering in Ballston Spa (Saratoga County) and voices concerns over the potential return of chronic wasting disease to New…

Deer harvest numbers up so far, bear totals mixed

Early reports from New York hunters through Dec. 3, show that hunters reported taking approximately 18 percent more deer in the Northern Zone and 14 percent more deer in the Southern Zone compared to the same period in 2016.

Take a seat and make the shot: A bowhunting option

A few years ago, a friend asked me whether I shoot standing up or sitting down while bowhunting. “Standing,” I replied. “Why don’t you sit; it’s a lot more comfortable,” he said. Actually, I never thought about it. Truth be…

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