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2016 Public Meetings on Deer Management

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DEC provided a "New York Deer Management Update" the evenings of May 10 and May 12, 2016.

The event was intended to inform NYS deer hunters and the public about current issues in deer management and to set the stage for updating DEC's Management Plan for White-tailed Deer in New York State. DEC provided an overview of NY's deer management program, outline progress on current deer program activities including a brief explanation of DEC's recent decision to encourage hunters to voluntarily pass up young bucks, and discuss current management priorities including urban-suburban deer over abundance, reducing deer impacts on forests, and other issues.

Did You Miss the Meeting?

Review the presentation 2016 NY Deer Management Update (PDF 3.1 mB).

Public Input on Deer Management

Throughout May and June, 2016, DEC posted a survey form to gather public feedback on several issues discussed in the 2016 Deer Management Update. DEC biologists are reviewing that input now and will post a summary when complete. This input will be helpful as DEC moves forward with updating the Management Plan for White-tailed Deer in New York State during the next year.

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