St. Lawrence County white-tailed deer harvest up 16 percent in 2017
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 5:44 pm

According to figures from the state Department of Environmental Conservation on the deer hunt in 2017, hunters in St. Lawrence County took nearly 5,000 deer in 2017, 16 percent more than in 2016.

Total harvest in St. Lawrence County was 4,998 in 2017, compared with 4,292 in 2016.

The total statewide take in 2017, 203,427, was down about 5 percent from the 213,061 taken in 2016.

The proportion of bucks – defined as males at least a year and a half old – was high. Of all the deer taken in the county in 2017, 3,969 were bucks, or 79 percent.

The Town of Lisbon led all townships in the county in the number of white-tailed deer harvested in 2017 with 439. Canton was next with 424, and Potsdam was third with 366.

The town-by-town take in the county for 2017 was:

Brasher, 170 deer; Canton, 424; Clare, 112; Clifton, 89; Colton, 185; DePeyster, 51; DeKalb, 126, Edwards, 131; Fine, 107; Fowler, 91; Gouverneur, 90; Hammond, 95; Hermon, 140; Hopkinton, 159; Lawrence, 87; Lisbon, 439; Louisville, 91; Macomb, 129; Madrid, 179; Massena, 55; Morristown, 178; Norfolk, 114; City of Ogdensburg, 14; Oswegatchie, 216; Parishville, 191; Piercefield, 56; Pierrepont 139; Pitcairn, 83; Potsdam, 366; Rossie, 48; Russell, 252; Stockholm, 242; Waddington, 149.

Statewide, the take by weapon was 64.7 percent with rifles and shotguns, 20.2 percent by bow, 8.9 percent by muzzleloader, 0.4 percent by handgun, and 5.8 percent by crossbow.