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2012 Deer Take Summary

Calculated Deer Take by Zone - 2012

For a complete series of harvest tables and charts, see the 2012 New York State Deer Harvest Summary (PDF) (3.1 mb).

Area Regular Big Game Bowhunting DMP Muzzleloader DMAP
Northern Zone 14,793 2,033 4,100 8,190 1,727
Southern Zone 70,845 33,171 88,816 7,914 8,713
Long Island 143 1,004 1,451 0 57
Statewide 85,781 36,208 94,367 16,104 10,497
Area Season / Tag Male Adult Male Fawn Female Adult Female Fawn Total Deer
Northern Zone Total 19,437 1,337 8,821 1,248 30,843
Bowhunting 1,090 135 703 105 2,033
DMP 47 383 3,264 406 4,100
Muzzleloader 3,491 591 3,610 498 8,190
DMAP 41 227 1,222 237 1,727
Southern Zone Total 98,571 18,667 76,744 15,477 209,459
Bowhunting 22,785 1,490 7,773 1,123 33,171
DMP 2,162 15,386 58,658 12,610 88,816
Muzzleloader 2,756 616 4,012 530 7,914
DMAP 191 1,165 6,156 1,201 8,713
Long Island Total 985 259 1,079 332 2,655
Bowhunting 812 27 142 23 1,004
DMP 90 207 872 282 1,451
DMAP 1 8 40 8 57
Statewide Total 118,993 20,263 86,644 17,057 242,957
Bowhunting 24,687 1,652 8,618 1,251 36,208
DMP 2,299 15,976 62,794 13,298 94,367
Muzzleloader 6,247 1,207 7,622 1,028 16,104
DMAP 233 1,400 7,418 1,446 10,497

Note: Deer Management Permits (DMPs) and Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permits are for antlerless deer. Bucks with antlers less than 3 inches long are not considered legally antlered deer and may be taken using a DMP or DMAP permit. Additionally, Bonus DMPs are valid for antlered or antlerless deer. Adult deer are ≥1.5 years old. Fawn deer are <1 year old.