Total deer take last hunting season in St. Lawrence County down a bit, again
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 5:35 pm

The total deer take in St. Lawrence County during the most recent hunting season was 5,349 which continues a small downward trend.

The year before, in the 2012-13 season, 5,456 deer were taken in the county, and 5,552 the year before that, according to figures from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

In the regular big game season in the Northern Zone, 14,268 deer were taken. Another 2,340 were taken during bow season, and 8,258 by muzzleloader. A total of 7,503 antlerless deer were taken with Deer Management Permits and Deer Management Assistance Permits, the DEC announcement said.

In Wildlife Management Units 6A and 6C, which include most of St. Lawrence County outside of the Adirondack Park, the number of bucks taken per square mile was between one and two in 2013, the same as in 2012.

The tally of total deer per square mile harvested was .5 to 3 in 6A, north of U.S. Rt. 11, and 3 to 6 in 6C, south of Rt. 11, for 2013, the same as in 2012.

The following chart shows St. Lawrence County townships, followed by the number of adult bucks (at least 1 1/2 years old) and the total number of deer taken in the town.

Brasher 96 145

Canton 194 327

Clare 105 122

Clifton 70 79

Colton 165 228

De Peyster 51 75

DeKalb 97 145

Edwards 93 143

Fine 140 189

Fowler 93 131

Gouverneur 88 135

Hammond 45 60

Hermon 98 159

Hopkinton 134 198

Lawrence 58 102

Lisbon 222 388

Louisville 49 66

Macomb 91 110

Madrid 114 217

Massena 32 38

Morristown 80 133

Norfolk 113 155

Ogdensburg City 9 10

Oswegatchie 115 168

Parishville 165 295

Piercefield 54 87

Pierrepont 124 168

Pitcairn 77 111

Potsdam 215 400

Rossie 44 55

Russell 176 311

Stockholm 142 241

Waddington 103 158

Total 3,452 5,349