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The DEC released a statement announcing efforts they have made to clarify the new antlerless-only rules in effect for select WMUs.

DEC's Statement:

DEC recently adopted a couple of rule changes that continue progressive actions to address deer populations in portions of the state with too many or too few deer.  One change involved establishing antlerless-only portions of the bow and muzzleloader seasons in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) where deer populations are larger than desired and increasing the availability of tags for antlerless deer has not achieved the necessary population reduction.  This change has generated numerous questions from hunters, so DEC has posted additional detail, including a summary of the public comment received during the rule making process, at New Antlerless Deer Hunting Rules for 2015 (www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/103040.html).