Pennsylvania announced its “estimated” 2016-2017 deer kill in this space last week, and New York – playing catchup – released its “preliminary” kill this week.
Pennsylvania’s figures showed more than 300,000 deer killed – up nine percent from the previous season. Almost 150,000 of them were bucks. New York, with far fewer hunters and far less hunting area, thinks about 214,000 deer were killed (up five percent over the previous season). About 109,000 were antlered bucks (up 10 percent from 2015-2016).