Fewer deer harvested during 2017 hunting season

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Fewer deer were taken this year by New York hunters.

The Department of Environmental conservation says more than 200,000 deer were harvested during the 2017-18 hunting season.

That included 107-thousand antlered bucks.

But that was an estimated five-percent fewer deer than the previous year. 

Statewide, this represents a 10-percent decline in the antlerless harvest and a buck harvest nearly identical to 2016. 

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