Buck harvest in Pennsylvania sets season record
Pennsylvania’s hunters had a great 2020-2021 deer season.
In a press release, the state’s Game Commission stated that over 435,000 deer were harvested, beating the previous season’s harvest by more than 45,000. The state set a new record with the total number of bucks harvested this season as well-- 174,780.
“About a quarter of the state’s deer hunters took a buck in the 2020-2021 deer season... The fact that we can maintain such high success rates on bucks year after year demonstrates the sustainability of the deer population...,” Pennsylvania Game Commission’s David Stainbrook stated, according to Fox News.
In the press release, Game Commission Executive Director, Bryan Burhans stated, “The Commonwealth’s antler restrictions have succeeded in providing more older bucks for Pennsylvania’s deer hunters. In place since 2002, they have transformed the smaller bucks that once dominated our deer harvest into a buck population that is the envy of deer hunters everywhere.”
Their amazing season also helps with efforts to control chronic wasting disease.
New York hunters had the most success when it came to harvesting bears-- almost 1,800 across the state last year.
Story via Michael Hollan with Fox News