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2018-09-12 / Outdoor Life

Bowhunters Asked To Check Wildlife Populations

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking bowhunters to help monitor deer and other wildlife populations.

In 2017, 3,648 bowhunters across the state participated in the “Bowhunter Sighting Log” and provided valuable data to aid DEC biologists with longterm monitoring of deer and other wildlife populations. Participants logged 169,549 hours afield and recorded seeing 123,207 deer, 32,209 turkeys, 2,282 ruffed grouse, 2,193 coyotes, 1,384 red fox, 1,591 raccoon, 417 fishers, 331 black bears, 274 gray fox, 115 bobcats, nine river otters and four moose.

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