Hunters Report More Deer in 2017 than 2016

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Deer and Bear Hunting Opportunities Continue with Late Bow and Muzzleloader Seasons

New York State hunters have been more successful in 2017 than last year through the first several weeks of big game seasons, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

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.

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