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2013-14 Deer Harvest Est.

GAME COMMISSION RELEASES DEER HARVEST ESTIMATES
Harvests up 3 percent statewide in 2013-14, report shows.


The Pennsylvania Game Commission today reported that, in the state’s 2013-14 seasons, hunters harvested an estimated <span style="font-weight: bold">352,920</span> deer – an increase of about 3 percent compared to the previous seasons’ harvest of 343,110.

Hunters took <span style="font-weight: bold">134,280</span> antlered deer in the 2013-14 seasons – a harvest similar to the previous license year when an estimated 133,860 bucks were taken. Also, hunters harvested <span style="font-weight: bold">218,640</span> antlerless deer in 2013-14, which represents an about 4 percent increase compared to the 209,250 antlerless deer taken in 2012-13.

Harvest estimates are based on more than 25,000 deer checked by Game Commission personnel and more than 110,000 harvest reports submitted by successful hunters. Because only about one-third of hunters report their deer harvests, the Game Commission uses data from deer checked in the field and hunter reports to estimate the total harvest.

The age structure of the 2013-14 antlered deer harvest was 47 percent 1½-year-old bucks, with the remaining 53 percent of harvested bucks being 2½ years old or older.

The antlerless harvest included nearly 62 percent adult females, about 21 percent button bucks and almost 18 percent doe fawns. The rates are similar to long-term averages.

The antlerless success rate remained about 25 percent for the licenses issued.

Bureau of Wildlife Management personnel currently are working to develop 2014-15 antlerless deer license allocation recommendations for the April meeting of the Board of Game Commissioners. Calvin W. DuBrock, Game Commission Bureau of Wildlife Management director, said that in addition to harvest data, staff will be looking at deer health measures, forest regeneration and deer-human conflicts for each WMU.

Total deer harvest estimates by WMU for 2013-14 (with 2012-13 figures in parentheses) are as follows:



WMU 1A: 6,400 (6,100) antlered, 13,900 (11,900) antlerless;

WMU 1B: 6,800 (7,000) antlered, 10,800 (11,100) antlerless;

WMU 2A: 6,800 (6,700) antlered, 13,200 (12,700) antlerless;

WMU 2B: 5,600 (4,800) antlered, 14,000 (16,000) antlerless;

WMU 2C: 7,200 (7,600) antlered, 11,000 (10,800) antlerless;

WMU 2D: 13,700 (13,700) antlered, 21,600 (20,800) antlerless;

WMU 2E: 4,900 (4,800) antlered, 8,000 (5,600) antlerless;

WMU 2F: 6,600 (7,100) antlered, 8,000 (6,100) antlerless;

WMU 2G: 5,000 (5,000) antlered, 6,900 (5,000) antlerless;

WMU 2H: 1,500 (1,700) antlered, 1,700 (1,400) antlerless;

WMU 3A: 4,200 (4,300) antlered, 5,400 (6,700) antlerless;

WMU 3B: 6,200 (5,800) antlered, 8,700 (8,700) antlerless;

WMU 3C: 7,000 (7,900) antlered, 12,700 (10,500) antlerless;

WMU 3D: 3,400 (4,000) antlered, 5,000 (6,000) antlerless;

WMU 4A: 5,000 (4,200) antlered, 6,000 (6,500) antlerless;

WMU 4B: 5,300 (5,600) antlered, 5,800 (5,600) antlerless;

WMU 4C: 5,200 (5,300) antlered, 6,900 (7,800) antlerless;

WMU 4D: 7,200 (6,900) antlered, 8,200 (6,300) antlerless;

WMU 4E: 6,300 (5,000) antlered, 7,700 (6,100) antlerless;

WMU 5A: 2,800 (2,800) antlered, 4,100 (3,600) antlerless;

WMU 5B: 7,400 (8,500) antlered, 12,800 (12,500) antlerless;

WMU 5C: 8,100 (7,800) antlered, 21,700 (23,600) antlerless;

WMU 5D: 1,600 (1,300) antlered, 4,500 (3,800) antlerless; and

Unknown WMU: 80 (60) antlered, 40 (50) antlerless.



Season-specific 2013-14 deer harvest estimates (with 2012-13 harvest estimates in parentheses) are as follows:



WMU 1A: archery, 2,730 (2,300) antlered, 2,450 (2,220) antlerless; and muzzleloader, 70 (100) antlered, 1,250 (1,380) antlerless.

WMU 1B: archery, 2,380 (2,250) antlered, 1,530 (1,480) antlerless; muzzleloader, 20 (50) antlered, 670 (920) antlerless.

WMU 2A: archery, 2,160 (1,970) antlered, 2,060 (2,320) antlerless; muzzleloader, 40 (30) antlered, 1,640 (2,080) antlerless.

WMU 2B: archery, 3,740 (2,800) antlered, 6,010 (7,040) antlerless; muzzleloader, 60 (100) antlered, 990 (1,060) antlerless.

WMU 2C: archery, 2,730 (2,220) antlered, 2,150 (2,160) antlerless; muzzleloader, 70 (80) antlered, 1,550 (1,640) antlerless.

WMU 2D: archery, 4,960 (4,480) antlered, 2,940 (2,910) antlerless; muzzleloader, 140 (120) antlered, 2,660 (3,290) antlerless.

WMU 2E: archery, 1,570 (1,160) antlered, 1,010 (740) antlerless; muzzleloader, 30 (40) antlered, 1,190 (960) antlerless.

WMU 2F: archery, 1,660 (1,550) antlered, 1,070 (790) antlerless; muzzleloader, 40 (50) antlered, 1,230 (1,110) antlerless.

WMU 2G: archery, 1,180 (970) antlered, 1,170 (880) antlerless; muzzleloader, 20 (30) antlered, 1,430 (1,120) antlerless.

WMU 2H: archery, 290 (290) antlered, 290 (160) antlerless; muzzleloader, 10 (10) antlered, 310 (240) antlerless.

WMU 3A: archery, 1,080 (880) antlered, 620 (750) antlerless; muzzleloader, 20 (20) antlered, 680 (850) antlerless.

WMU 3B: archery, 2,040 (1,450) antlered, 1,820 (1,530) antlerless; muzzleloader, 60 (50) antlered, 1,490 (1,670) antlerless.

WMU 3C: archery, 1,950 (1,840) antlered, 2,230 (1,660) antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 (60) antlered, 1,970 (1,940) antlerless.

WMU 3D: archery, 1,170 (1,080) antlered, 1,130 (1,170) antlerless; muzzleloader, 30 (20) antlered, 670 (730) antlerless.

WMU 4A: archery, 900 (660) antlered, 600 (650) antlerless; muzzleloader, 100 (40) antlered, 800 (750) antlerless.

WMU 4B: archery, 1,650 (1,480) antlered, 1,080 (1,110) antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 (20) antlered, 820 (890) antlerless.

WMU 4C: archery, 2,250 (1,850) antlered, 1,540 (1,490) antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 (50) antlered, 860 (810) antlerless.

WMU 4D: archery, 1,950 (1,450) antlered, 1,660 (1,190) antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 (50) antlered, 1,140 (1,010) antlerless.

WMU 4E: archery, 2,240 (1,550) antlered, 1,650 (1,200) antlerless; muzzleloader, 60 (50) antlered, 1,050 (1,000) antlerless.

WMU 5A: archery, 970 (780) antlered, 850 (630) antlerless; muzzleloader, 30 (20) antlered, 550 (370) antlerless.

WMU 5B: archery, 4,030 (4,020) antlered, 3,730 (3,700) antlerless; muzzleloader, 70 (80) antlered, 1,270 (1,300) antlerless.

WMU 5C: archery, 5,110 (4,170) antlered, 9,840 (9,370) antlerless; muzzleloader, 90 (130) antlered, 1,760 (1,430) antlerless.

WMU 5D: archery, 1,300 (970) antlered, 3,140 (2,520) antlerless; muzzleloader, 0 (30) antlered, 160 (80) antlerless.

Unknown WMU: archery, 80 (60) antlered, 10 (10) antlerless; muzzleloader, 0 (0) antlered, 0 (20) antlerless.



For additional information on Pennsylvania’s 2013-14 deer harvest, please go to the agency’s website – www.pgc.state.pa.us – and click on “White-Tailed Deer” on the homepage, and then select 2013-14 Deer Harvest Estimates under “Deer Management.”

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Re: 2013-14 Deer Harvest Est.

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WMU 2G: 5,000 (5,000) antlered


Its amazing how hunters are able to kill almost exactly the same amount of bucks.....year after year........
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Re: 2013-14 Deer Harvest Est.

Have you, or anyone you know, killed a buck year after year?

For that matter, look at the results and see if any other WMUs have had similarly consistant results over the past several seasons.

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With snow on the ground all of rifle season, I'm surprised the kill wasn't higher. With the numbers just out , not sure what to make of that just yet.
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Weather was good but the hunters and the shooting were no where around any of my areas. I am surprised the kill went up.

But antlered only went up 400 bucks. Antlered kill is a better determining factor to population trends.

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With all the hunters around 2G the first week Im surprised the kill remained EXACTLY the same as the year before....
Simply amazing the way that works.....................
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Have you, or anyone you know, killed a buck year after year?

For that matter, look at the results and see if any other WMUs have had similarly consistant results over the past several seasons.
similar does not mean the EXACT SAME numbers as the year before......WOW
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similar does not mean the EXACT SAME numbers as the year before......WOW
Estimates are rounded numbers.

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Its time for mandatory reporting within hours of a kill via phone or internet...
These "estimates" prove that
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WMU 1A: 6,400 (6,100) antlered, 13,900 (11,900) antlerless
6400 bucks in a 3 up top area....UNREAL NUMBERS!!!!

Time to get everyone to hunt 1A!!!!!
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