Game Commission Releases Deer Harvest Estimates
March 31, 2022
The Pennsylvania Game Commission reported results from the 2021-22 deer seasons, which ended in January.
Hunters harvested an estimated 376,810 white-tailed deer. The statewide buck harvest was estimated at 145,320 and the antlerless harvest at 231,490.
That take, overall, is down about 13 percent compared to 2020-21, when hunters recorded the largest deer harvest in 16 years, harvesting an estimated 435,180 deer. It is, however, similar to the estimated statewide deer harvests during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.
That’s not cause for concern, said Game Commission Deer and Elk Section...