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Citizen Task Force Results

The Buck Take Objective (BTO) for a WMU represents the number of antlered bucks expected to be harvested per square mile when the deer population is at the desired level. BTOs are determined by DEC using input from local Citizen Task Forces. BTOs are not the estimated take for a particular hunting season but rather help guide the direction of population management efforts in an area. In many Adirondack and highly suburban units, deer populations are strongly influenced by factors other than hunting (e.g., winter mortality, deer vehicle collisions, or lack of hunter access), and no BTO has been established for these units. In WMUs with mandatory antler restrictions, buck take densities are reduced by the restriction and former BTOs are no longer valid.

Region 3
Wildlife Mgmt. Unit Counties involved* Last Year TF met Deer Population Desired by the Task Force Buck Take Objective
3A Ulster (Sullivan, Greene, Delaware) 1992 15% increase AR unit since 2012
3C Ulster (Greene) 2012 no consensus; maintain population level AR unit since 2005
3F Dutchess 1993 30% decrease 2.4
3G Dutchess 2009 8% decrease from 2009 level 2.2
3H Sullivan (Ulster) 1996 5 to 10% increase AR unit since 2006
3J Ulster 2012 no consensus; maintain population level AR unit since 2005
3K Sullivan (Orange) 1992 Maintain 1991 population level AR unit since 2006
3M Orange (Ulster, Sullivan) 2008 17% decrease from 2008 level 3.1
3N Putnam (Dutchess) 1992 15% decrease 2.7
3P Orange (Rockland) 1993 25% decrease 2.5
3R Rockland Limited Access Unit
3S Westchester Archery only/Limited Access Unit
Wildlife Mgmt. Unit Counties involved* Last Year TF met Deer Population Desired by the Task Force Buck Take Objective
4A Montgomery (Schenectady, Schoharie, Albany) 1992 15% increase 1.9
4B Albany, (Schenectady) 2012 10% decrease from 2011 level 1.8
4C Rensselaer (Washington) 1995 5% increase 4.5
4F Otsego (Schoharie, Delaware, Herkimer) 2010 Maintain 2010 population level 3.2
4G Schoharie (Albany, Schenectady, Delaware) 2001 25-30% decrease AR unit since 2012
4H Albany (Schoharie) 1991 Maintain 1991 population level 3.4
4J Albany 2012 Archery only/Limited Access Unit NA
4K Rensselaer (Columbia) 1994 15% decrease 3.0
4L Rensselaer 1995 Maintain 1995 population level 2.0
4O Delaware (Broome, Chenango, Otsego) 2010 10% increase from 2010 level AR unit since 2012
4P Delaware (Schoharie) 2012 15% increase AR unit since 2012
4R Greene (Schoharie) 2006 10% increase AR unit since 2012
4S Greene (Albany) 2012 10% decrease AR unit since 2012
4T Columbia (Rensselaer) 1992 12% decrease 2.9
4U Columbia (Rensselaer) 4.1
4W Delaware (Sullivan, Ulster) 2012 15% increase AR unit since 2012
4Y Columbia 1990 30% decrease 3.9
4Z Columbia 1991 6% decrease 4.7
Region 4
Region 5
Wildlife Mgmt. Unit Counties involved* Last Year TF met Deer Population Desired by the Task Force Buck Take Objective
5R Saratoga (Schenectady) 2009 No Change 1.3
5S Washington (Rensselaer) 2009 7% increase from 2008 level 3.3
5T Washington (Saratoga) 2009 25% increase from 2008 level 2.8
Region 6
Wildlife Mgmt. Unit Counties involved* Last Year TF met Deer Population Desired by the Task Force Buck Take Objective
6A St. Lawrence (Franklin, Jefferson) 2009 10% increase from 2009 level 1.7
6C St. Lawrence (Lewis, Jefferson) 2002 30% decrease 1.8
6G Jefferson (Oswego) 1999 35% decrease 1.7
6H Jefferson Primarily Fort Drum
6K Oneida (Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson) 1998 20% decrease 1.8
6P Oneida 1991 No consensus; DEC will maintain 1991 level 1.3
6R (Herkimer, Montgomery, Fulton, Oneida, Saratoga, Schenectady) 1992 Maintain 1992 population level 0.7
6S Oneida, Herkimer (Montgomery, Otsego, Madison, Schoharie) 1995 35% increase 2.5
Wildlife Mgmt. Unit Counties involved* Last Year TF met Deer Population Desired by the Task Force Buck Take Objective
7A Oswego (Cayuga, Onondaga) 2009 Maintain 2009 population level 2.1
7F Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison, (Oswego, Oneida, Seneca) 2008 Maintain 2008 population level 1.9
7H Cayuga, Tompkins (Cortland, Onondaga) 2007 40% decrease 1.9
7J Madison, Onondaga (Cayuga, Cortland, Chenango, Oneida) 2003 25% decrease 2.2
7M Chenango, Cortland (Madison, Onondaga, Broome) 2006 10% decrease 2.5
7P Chenango, Broome use same objective as 7M 2.5
7R Tioga, Tompkins (Chemung, Schuyler, Cortland) 2009 Maintain current harvest intensity 2.7
7S Broome, Tioga (Chemung) 2004 20% decrease 3.0
Region 7
Region 8
Wildlife Mgmt. Unit Counties involved* Last Year TF met Deer Population Desired by the Task Force Buck Take Objective
8A Orleans (Monroe, Niagara) 2009 15% decrease from 2009 level 2.1
8C Monroe 1992 20 deer/sq. mi. of deer habitat
8F Wayne (Cayuga, Monroe, Ontario) 2009 25% decrease from 2009 level 2.0
8G Genesee (Erie, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans) 1993 Maintain 1990-92 average 2.3
8H Livingston, Monroe, Ontario (Genesee, Wyoming) 1994 5% decrease 2.8
8J Ontario, Seneca, Wayne 1994 No consensus, region will manage toward 3 year average 2.1
8M Livingston (Wyoming, Steuben, Ontario) 1992 10% decrease 3.9
8N Ontario, Yates, Livingston (Steuben) 2008 10% decrease from 2008 level 4.6
8P Steuben (Yates, Ontario, Livingston) 1991 Maintain 1991 population level 4.2
8R Yates (Schuyler, Steuben, Ontario) 1992 10% decrease 4.2
8S (Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins) 2009 3% decrease from 2009 level 2.8
8T Steuben 1997 11% increase 4.8
8W Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben 1994 Maintain 1990-93 average 3.8
8X Steuben (Allegany) 2008 12.5% decrease from 2008 level 4.1
8Y Chemung (Steuben, Tioga) 1997 Maintain 1990 CTF Objective 4.5
Region 9
Wildlife Mgmt. Unit Counties involved* Last Year TF met Deer Population Desired by the Task Force Buck Take Objective
9A Niagara (Erie) 2004 Maintain current objective 1.1
9F Erie, Niagara 2003 22% decrease 2.5
9G Erie, Chautauqua (Cattaraugus) 2010 25% decrease 1.8
9H Erie, Wyoming 2010 20% decrease 3.7
9J Chautauqua 2004 Maintain current objective 3.5
9K Chautauqua, Cattaraugus 2004 8% increase 4.0
9M Cattaraugus 2002 21% decrease 5.1
9N (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Wyoming) 2001 31% increase 3.5
9P Allegany (Livingston, Steuben) 2003 12% decrease 6.0
9R Cattaraugus (Chautauqua) 2001 9% decrease 4.1
9S Cattaraugus 2000 21% decrease 3.1
9T Cattaraugus 2004 Maintain current objective 4.4
9W Cattaraugus, Allegany 2002 25% decrease 4.4
9X Allegany, (Cattaraugus) 2003 4% decrease 5.8
9Y Allegany 2002 35% decrease 5.0

* The majority of land in the wildlife management unit lies within the county or counties listed first. Counties listed in parentheses have smaller amounts of land in that unit. Wildlife management unit boundaries do not follow county lines.


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