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State Announces Second Successful Year of Youth Deer Hunting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently released the results of the second year of a pilot program allowing mentored 12-year old and 13-year-old hunters to harvest deer with a firearm or crossbow. 

Last fall, more than 9,400 12-and 13-year-old hunters, representing nearly 9,200 families, were eligible to hunt deer with a firearm or crossbow and youth hunters submitted more than 1,800 deer harvest reports.

DEC conducted a post-hunting survey that found 82 ...

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