Antler restriction proposal was destined to fail


When DEC Commissioner Grannis announced recently that the department had dropped plans that would have created antler restrictions (AR) for deer hunting in eight wildlife management units of the northern and Western Catskills. The restrictions would have meant only bucks sporting at least one antler having a minimum of three points would be legal game during the hunting season. The current statewide regulation states a legal buck is any deer having at least one antler at least three inches long.

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