Game Commission releases 2012-13 deer harvest estimates

The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently reported that hunters harvested an estimated 343,110 deer in the state’s 2012-13 hunting seasons, which is an increase of about two percent from the previous hunting seasons’ harvest of 336,200, according to Senator Pat Browne.

Hunters took 133,860 antlered deer in the 2012-13 hunting seasons, an increase of about five percent from the previous license year’s harvest of 127,540. Also, hunters harvested 209,250 antlerless deer in 2012-13, which is a slight increase over the 208,660 antlerless deer taken in 2011-12 hunting seasons.

Total deer harvest estimates by Wildlife Management Units (WMU) for 2012-13 are as follows:

WMU 1A: 6,100 antlered, 11,900 antlerless;

WMU 1B:7,000 antlered, 11,100 antlerless;

WMU 2A: 6,700 antlered, 12,700 antlerless;

WMU 2B: 4,800 antlered, 16,000 antlerless;

WMU 2C: 7,600 antlered, 10,800 antlerless;

WMU 2D: 13,700 antlered, 20,800 antlerless;

WMU 2E: 4,800 antlered 5,600 antlerless;

WMU 2F: 7,100 antlered, 6,100 antlerless;

WMU 2G: 6,600 antlered, 6,500 antlerless;

WMU 3A: 4,300 antlered, 6,700 antlerless;

WMU 3B: 5,800 antlered, 8,700 antlerless;

WMU 3C: 7,900 antlered, 10,500 antlerless;

WMU 3D: 4,000 antlered, 6,000 antlerless;

WMU 4A: 4,200 antlered, 6,500 antlerless;

WMU 4B: 5,600 antlered, 5,600 antlerless;

WMU 4C: 5,300 antlered, 7,800 antlerless;

WMU 4D: 6,900 antlered, 6,300 antlerless;

WMU 4E: 5,000 antlered, 6,100 antlerless;

WMU 5A: 2,800 antlered, 3,600 antlerless;

WMU 5B: 8,500 antlered, 12,500 antlerless;

WMU 5C: 7,800 antlered, 23,600 antlerless;

WMU 5D: 1,300 antlered, 3,800 antlerless; and

Unknown WMU: 60 antlered, 50 antlerless.

Special season-specific 2012-13 deer harvest estimates are as follows:

WMU 1A: archery, 2,300 antlered, 2,220 antlerless; and muzzleloader, 100 antlered, 1,380 antlerless.

WMU 1B: archery, 2,250 antlered, 1,480 antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 antlered, 920 antlerless.

WMU 2A: archery, 1,970 antlered, 2,320 antlerless; muzzleloader, 30 antlered, 2,080 antlerless.

WMU 2B: archery, 2,800 antlered, 7,040 antlerless; muzzleloader, 100 antlered, 1,060 antlerless.

WMU 2C: archery, 2,220 antlered, 2,160 antlerless; muzzleloader, 80 antlered, 1,640 antlerless.

WMU 2D: archery, 4,480 antlered, 2,910 antlerless; muzzleloader, 120 antlered, 3,290 antlerless.

WMU 2E: archery, 1,160 antlered, 740 antlerless; muzzleloader, 40 antlered, 960 antlerless.

WMU 2F: archery, 1,550 antlered, 790 antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 antlered, 1,110 antlerless.

WMU 2G: archery, 1,250 antlered, 1,090 antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 antlered, 1,410 antlerless.

WMU 3A: archery, 880 antlered, 750 antlerless; muzzleloader, 20 antlered, 850 antlerless.

WMU 3B: archery, 1,450 antlered, 1,530 antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 antlered, 1,670 antlerless.

WMU 3C: archery, 1,840 antlered, 1,660 antlerless; muzzleloader, 60 antlered, 1,940 antlerless.

WMU 3D: archery, 1,080 antlered, 1,170 antlerless; muzzleloader, 20 antlered, 730 antlerless.

WMU 4A: archery, 660 antlered, 650 antlerless; muzzleloader, 40 antlered, 750 antlerless.

WMU 4B: archery, 1,480 antlered, 1,110 antlerless; muzzleloader, 20 antlered, 890 antlerless.

WMU 4C: archery, 1,850 antlered, 1,490 antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 antlered, 810 antlerless.

WMU 4D: archery, 1,450 antlered, 1,190 antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 antlered, 1,010 antlerless.

WMU 4E: archery, 1,550 antlered, 1,200 antlerless; muzzleloader, 50 antlered, 1,000 antlerless.

WMU 5A: archery, 780 antlered, 630 antlerless; muzzleloader, 20 antlered, 370 antlerless.

WMU 5B: archery, 4,020 antlered, 3,700 antlerless; muzzleloader, 80 antlered, 1,300 antlerless.

WMU 5C: archery, 4,170 antlered, 9,370 antlerless; muzzleloader, 130 antlered, 1,430 antlerless.

WMU 5D: archery, 970 antlered, 2,520 antlerless; muzzleloader, 30 antlered, 80 antlerless.

Unknown WMU: archery, 60 antlered, 10 antlerless; muzzleloader, 0 antlered, 20 antlerless.

For additional information on Pennsylvania’s 2012-13 deer harvest, please go to the agency’s website – www.pgc.state.pa.us – and click on “White-Tailed Deer” on the homepage, and then select 2012-13 Deer Harvest Estimates under “Deer Management.”

Contact:

Matt Moyer
(610) 366-2327