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2018-07-11 / Letters

Hunting Stats From QDMA

2018 QDMA (Quality Deer Management Association) Report based on 2016 hunting season statistics. Top 6 states with highest percentage of yearling bucks in buck harvest: Wisconsin 65%, New Hampshire 51%, New York & Virginia 49%, Maryland & Michigan 47%.

2018 QDMA Top 5 states with lowest percentage of 3.5+ year old class bucks in buck harvest: Tennessee 16%, Wisconsin 16%, New York 19%, Vermont 20%, New Hampshire 24%.

Top 5 states highest percentage of 3.5+ year old class bucks in buck harvest: Mississippi 78%, Arkansas 77%, Louisiana 72%, Oklahoma & Texas 59%.

New York harvest percentage per weapon type 26% Bow, 65% Rifle/Shotgun, 9% Muzzleloader.

PA Bow 33%, Rifle/shotgun 61%, Muzzleloader 6%.

New York had 574,606 hunters and 2.3 bucks per square mile with total 107,006 1.5 year and older buck harvest and PA 700,000 hunters with PA having 2nd highest buck population per square mile: 3.3; and antlerless at 4.1 and total 1.5 year and older buck harvest 149,460.

JOHN “JP” PASQUALE
LIVINGSTON MANOR

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