2006 deer/bear harvests were mediocre

Hunters, especially deer, bear and turkey hunters, are often mesmerized by numbers – specifically, the harvest numbers of deer, bear or turkeys taken, from areas they hunt as well as those from areas they'd like to hunt. The same could probably be said of elk hunters out West. So, for all you hunters' edification, here's a bunch of harvest figures from last year's deer and bear seasons. Unfortunately, the DEC doesn't have the final 2006 turkey harvest figures available, but it advised me that those figures, along with the winter flock survey, survival/banding study, spring harvest, summer productivity and fall harvest, will be available later this month

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