Deer harvest down slightly in St. Lawrence County, up in NY State in 2012-13 season
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 11:02 am

Hunters in St. Lawrence County took fewer deer in the last hunting season compared with the one before that, while numbers statewide were up, according to figures from the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

In the 2012-13 season, 5,456 deer were taken in the county, compared with 5.552 the year before.

Hunters across the state harvested about 243,000 deer during the 2012-13 hunting seasons, about 6 percent more than were taken in 2011-2012.

The deer take by town in St. Lawrence County follows. The first number represents the take of bucks (1-1/2 years or older) and the second figure is the total deer take.

• Brasher 155 208

• Canton 230 406

• Clare 101 125

• Clifton 93 103

• Colton 199 246

• De Peyster 40 48

• Dekalb 149 195

• Edwards 102 158

• Fine 121 154

• Fowler 69 104

• Gouverneur 93 130

• Hammond 53 79

• Hermon 123 190

• Hopkinton 170 246

• Lawrence 64 85

• Lisbon 216 377

• Louisville 38 48

• Macomb 111 136

• Madrid 102 167

• Massena 42 60

• Morristown 114 152

• Norfolk 100 154

• Ogdensburg City 8 9

• Oswegatchie 115 150

• Parishville 144 235

• Piercefield 48 61

• Pierrepont 128 207

• Pitcairn 66 86

• Potsdam 217 363

• Rossie 54 70

• Russell 160 307

• Stockholm 157 263

• Waddington 94 134

• Total 3,676 5,456

“Deer hunting is a long-standing tradition in New York, providing shared recreation and a valuable source of food for many families,” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens.

A comprehensive report of the statewide harvest can be seen at http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/2012deerrpt.pdf