Pennsylvania Deer Harvest Up About Two Percent

March 25, 2013
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The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the 2012 state deer harvest was about two percent higher than the previous year’s.

The commission estimates that hunters in Pennsylvania took 343,110 deer, up from 336,200 in 2011.

Those numbers include more than 209,000 antlerless deer and nearly 134,000 antlered deer.  The hunter success rate remained at about 25 percent.

The Game Commission also reported that the antlered deer harvest total is slightly above the average harvest recorded since 2005 when the agency began their efforts to stabilize the deer population in the state.

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