The National Deer Association recently issued their national deer report on the status of wild deer in North America. It was based on 2021 deer harvest reports. The largest buck harvest was from the …
The National Deer Association recently issued their national deer report on the status of wild deer in North America. It was based on 2021 deer harvest reports. The largest buck harvest was from the state of Texas with 447,972. Michigan was second with 233,476, Wisconsin was third with 153,112, Pennsylvania was fourth with 145,320 and Missouri was fifth with 143,815.
The buck deer harvest per square mile was Michigan with 4.0, Delaware was second with 3.5 and third was South Carolina and Pennsylvania with 3.2.
Total antlerless deer harvest was Texas with 379,958, Pennsylvania was second with 231,490, Alabama was third with 177,842, Michigan was fourth with 171,583 and Georgia was fifth with 160,398.
Total antlerless harvest per square mile was Pennsylvania with 5.2, Delaware was second with 4.4, Maryland was third with 4.1, Alabama was fourth with 3.5 and Mississippi was fifth with 3.3.
Suffern Outdoor Expo Leaving NY!
The World Fishing & Outdoor EXPO, after more than 40 years of holding their show in Suffern, NY at Rockland Community College, is moving to Edison, New Jersey. Edison, in eastern New Jersey, is about 70 miles from the Rockland college. This year’s event was scheduled for March 4-6, has been postponed. It will be held in Edison in January 2024.
The show promoters said that Covid implications and new restrictions on certain exhibitor categories allowed at the college over the past 10 to 15 years have resulted in a much more limited show. This move allows the expo to fully welcome hunting and firearms displays back into the show.
NYSDEC Pheasant Program!
The NYSDEC has recently stated that applications for the cooperative Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program, that will allow people to participate in raising and then releasing pheasants.
The chicks are free to people who qualify by having a breeding facility, a covered outdoor rearing pen and know of a release site that is open for public hunting. Approved applicants will receive the chicks in April, May or June.
The pheasants can be released when they are 8 weeks old, but no later than December 1st. Each release site must be approved by DEC personnel.
This year the application process will be online, and the application deadline is March 25th. Go to: dec.ny.gov/animals/7271.html or call 607-273-2768 for further information.
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