Hunters in New York harvested an estimated 203-THOUSAND deer during the 2017-18 hunting seasons.
According to the DEC, the 2017 estimated deer take included 95,623 doe and 107-THOUSAND, 8-HUNDRED antlered bucks, an estimated five percent fewer deer than the previous year. Statewide, this represents a 10-percent decline in antlerless harvest and a buck harvest nearly identical to 2016. Hunters in the Southern Zone took 178-THOUSAND deer, including 89,730 adult bucks.
The decline in antlerless harvest occurred despite DEC issuing more doe permits last season.