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2011-12 deer harvest (2010-11 in parenthesis)
WMU Antlered Antlerless

1A: 5,200 (5,900) 1B: 6,000 (5,500) 2A: 7,100 (5,800) 2B: 4,500 (4,000) 2C: 8,200 (8,500) 2D: 11,100 (11,500) 2E: 4,100 (4,200) 2F: 5,400 (6,400) 2G: 6,300 (6,800) 3A: 3,300 (3,800) 3B: 5,900 (5,400) 3C: 7,100 (6,200) 3D: 4,500 (3,900) 4A: 4,800 (3,800) 4B: 5,300 (4,500) 4C: 5,500 (5,700) 4D: 7,100 (6,300) 4E: 5,100 (4,800) 5A: 3,600 (2,400) 5B: 7,200 (6,900) 5C: 8,900 (9,400) 5D: 1,200 (1,100) Unknown 140 (130)

9,800 9,500 12,700 17,000 12,800 19,300 7,100 6,700 5,500 6,700 7,700 9,900 7,200 6,500 5,500 7,400 6,600 6,100 3,600 12,900 24,200 3,800 160

(11,900) (9,200) (13,500) (13,000) (9,600) (18,000) (6,000) (5,700) (3,600) (6,500) (7,600) (8,300) (5,500) (6,400) (5,100) (8,400) (5,500) (5,900) (3,400) (12,500) (24,000) (3,700) (10)

hunter participation levels. In 1986 there were roughly one million deer hunters in Pennsylvania. This past year, around 700,000 participated in deer hunting seasons. When viewed in this context, harvest success rates are comparable to the past.

Also, yearling (1½-year-old) bucks comprised 50 percent of the 2011-12 antlered harvest, and 2.5-year-old or older bucks comprised 50 percent. Prior to 2002, yearlings comprised around 80 percent of the antlered deer harvest. For antlerless deer, hunter success rates remained at 25 percent of the number of antlerless licenses issued, which is on average with recent years. Button bucks represented 21 percent of the antlerless harvest, which falls within the annual range of 21 to 24 percent for the past 15 years. As for the remainder of the antlerless harvest, 60 percent was adult does and 19 percent doe fawns, which also falls within the annual range of 18 to 20 percent for the past 15 years. Season-specific deer harvest estimates — such as archery and muzzleloader and rifle — by WMU for 201112 also can be calculated using harvest data from processors and report cards. “Although we do not use seasonspecific harvest data for management purposes, we recognize that many hunters and others are interested in these harvest estimates,” said DuBrock. “For that reason only, we provide estimated deer harvest breakdowns for firearms, archery and muzzleloader seasons, but we only use total deer harvest estimates when making recommendations for each WMU.” Also following are two tables that provide the data used to estimate antlered and antlerless deer harvests for each WMU.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES who require special assistance at Game Commission public functions should contact the telephone number listed with the announcement, the appropriate region office or the Harrisburg headquarters. Phone numbers for each region are listed in Game News; the Harrisburg number is 717-787-4250.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012
History of the Whitetail
26 Days for a Gobbler
I Took a Stand
Enemies Among Us
The Smile Says It All
Wild Turkey Trivia
Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 26 Days for a Gobbler
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - I Took a Stand
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Enemies Among Us
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Trivia
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
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