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2017 Northeast Deer Forecasts

2017 Northeast Deer Forecasts
Photo By Ron Sinfelt

Eastern Deer Forecast Feature
Photo By Ron Sinfelt

If you're hunting in Pennsylvania, New York or New England, you can find the latest state analysis and where-to-go hotspots in our annual Deer Forecasts.

Just click on your state's name or region below.

When it comes to deer hunting in New York things only seem to get better every year. Hunters posted a modest but significant 5 percent increase in the total harvest over 2015 and crossbow hunters posted a phenomenal 26 percent increase in statewide harvest over the previous year....
New England's whitetail population is stable or growing throughout the six-state region. Harvest numbers show only slight increases or decreases caused primarily by poor weather conditions during the hunting season or reduced participation (minimal declines in hunting license sales)....
Pennsylvania deer hunters, as a lot, are traditionalists. As such, most hunt the same place year after year. This makes some sense if you hunt near home, or if you hunt from a camp. Hunting familiar territory has big advantages. But the old sportsmen's saying rings true: 'You can't shoot 'em where they ain't. '....

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