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2016 Public Meetings on Deer Management

group of bucks
Photo by Art Kirsch

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) then send us feedback.

We Want Your Input!

Help us understand your perspective on important deer management issues. Please use the NYSDEC Deer Management Planning Public Input Form (link leaves DEC's site) to provide feedback on several issues discussed in the 2016 Deer Management Update.