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Section 1.27: Alternative Deer Harvest Strategies

Statutory authority: Environmental Conservation Law, §§ 3-0301, 11-0303, 11-0701, 11-0715, 11-0903, 11-0907, 11-0909, 11-0911, 11-0913, 11-0917, 11-1103

[Effective date: June 15, 2005]

[Last Amended: July 11, 2012]



§1.27 Alternative Deer Harvest Strategies.

(a) Antler restrictions

(1) An antlered deer is defined as a deer with at least one antler measuring 3 inches or more in length.

(2) The table below describes the minimum antler requirements, by Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) as described in section 4.1 of this title, for an antlered deer to be legally taken.

Minimum Antler Requirements Wildlife Management Unit
(i) At least one antler with at least 3 points. Each point must be at least 1 inch long measured from the main antler beam. 3A, 3C, 3H, 3J, 3K, 4G, 4O, 4P, 4R, 4S, 4W
(ii) Any antlered deer all other WMUs

(3) Hunters under the age of 17 are exempt from Paragraph 1.27 (a)(2)(i) of this section and may take any deer with an antler or antlers measuring 3 inches or more in length.