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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • DEC report: Steuben led NY in deer harvest

  • Steuben County led New York in total deer harvested during the 2012 hunting seasons, according to an annual report released Friday, April 19, by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

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  • Steuben County led New York in total deer harvested during the 2012 hunting seasons, according to an annual report released Friday, April 19, by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
    Hunters in Steuben killed 11,524 deer, including 5,562 adult bucks.
    That was by far the most in the state, with Chautauqua County closest with 9,208 total deer taken. Hunters in Chemung and Schuyler counties took 2,893 and 3,006 total deer, respectively.
    Within Steuben County, Bath led all towns with 635 deer taken, including 334 bucks.
    Nearby Yates County led the state in both deer taken per square mile (16) and bucks taken per square mile (5.9).
    Statewide, hunters took about 242,957 deer, including 118,993 bucks, which was up about six percent over the 2011 season, according to the DEC.
    The figures are estimates based on two primary sources: Required reports by hunters, and DEC staff’s examination of harvested deer at check stations and meat processors. The full report is posted on the DEC’s website.

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