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March 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · News

15,000+ signup for New Junior Big-Game License

Hunters harvested approximately 223,000 deer in the 2008 season, a 2 percent increase over the previous season, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today.

The annual deer harvest report also showed that more than 15,000 14- and 15-year-olds signed up for the new “Junior Big-Game License” and that researchers detected no cases of Chronic Wasting Disease.

Harvest numbers increased slightly in every category: bucks, antlerless deer, muzzleloading and bowhunting. However, the increases were smaller than the 5-10 percent increase DEC projected, largely due to weather.

“Rough weather during the first week of the Southern Zone regular season seems to have kept overall take below expectations,” Commissioner Grannis said, explaining that steady growth of the deer population in the Southern Zone fueled predictions of a larger harvest.

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Bear Burgers and Venison Steaks

February 28th, 2007 · No Comments · News

The latest Big Game figures from the 2006-7 season have just been released by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. While I haven’t yet eaten any local bear, the venison steaks earlier this week weren’t bad (it’s an aquired taste).

Check out the detailed reports for some more interesting statistical data. I like the euphemisms “harvest” and “taken”. Also, 29 bear taken in Clinton County – 15 in the towns of Plattsburgh, Peru, and Saranac. Wow!

The Scoreboard

Bear – Total State Harvest 796
Adirondacks – 318
Alleghany – 113
Catskills – 365

Deer – Total State Harvest 189,108
Chronic Wasting Disease – 0

Hunting Accidents – 2006 4th safest on record
Two-party incidents – 19
Self-inflicted – 16

2006 New York State Bear Take by Town and County – PDF
2006 – 2007 New York State Deer Harvest – PDF

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Adirondack Deer are the Most Hardcore

November 13th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Adirondack Life, News

Adirondack White TailThe dangers of living in the Adirondacks are hard to appreciate. I can tell you first-hand that the Adirondack Buck is not to be trifled with. My experience came two years ago while traveling about 70mph on the Northway. A scary incident for me, traumatic for the deer. This weekend there was another tragedy. I know, you’re thinking, “whatever, another hunting accident…”.

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