Thursday, March 19, 2009

PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: Deer Harvest Up Slightly in 2008

Pennsylvania hunters bagged about 336,000 deer during the most recent hunting seasons, an increase of about 4 percent over the previous year.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Wednesday that in many parts of the state, the antlerless deer harvest dropped in 2008-09, while the overall antlered harvest was generally on par with the previous five years.

The agency is studying the effect of its split deer-hunting season.

The total for the 2007-08 seasons was about 324,000. The year before that it was about 362,000, while it was about 354,000 in 2005-06 and about 409,000 four years ago.

Source: Seattle Times