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about 22 percent of all deer hunters have
taken a legal buck, and we look for that
trend to continue."
The 2019-20 deer harvest across all
seasons was 389,431, including 226,191
antlerless deer, 10,461 of which were
taken with chronic wasting disease
DMAP permits. The showing was nearly
identical to the 226,940 antlerless deer
harvested in 2018-19. But it was negatively affected by weather and undershot
the agency's goal of increasing antlerless
harvest in strategic WMUs to reduce overall deer populations and limit the spread
and intensity of CWD.
"The harvest on the last Saturday of
firearms season was half of what would
normally be expected," Rosenberry said.
"Weather likely played a role with heavy
rains across the state that day."
Light harvests, especially on the
second-best statewide harvest day for
antlerless deer, impact population management, because they shortchange
needs. Normally, there might be some
lighter-than-ideal local harvests, which
might influence overall harvest objectives. But when it happens statewide,
like with a weather event, it's tough
to meet goals designed to keep deer
healthy.
To strengthen the efficiency of hunters taking antlerless deer, the agency
Not only did the buck harvest increase in
2019-20, nearly two-thirds of the bucks
harvested were at least 2 1/2 years old, and
the archery harvest, which accounted for 45
percent of the total buck harvest, was a record.
Among hunters taking nice bucks in 2019 were
Cael Ruffner, 7, of Latrobe, top, who took his
8-point with a crossbow in Westmoreland
County; Ohio resident Tyler Lewis, middle, who
returned home to Warren County to take a big
8-point on his family's farm on the Saturday
firearms opener; and Katelyn Minnich, of
Walnutport, who took her first buck, a 9-point,
in Northampton County in archery season.
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