New York Consolidated Laws, Environmental Conservation Law - ENV § 11-0914. Yearling buck protection program

1. Definitions.  a. An “antlered deer” is defined as a deer with at least one antler measuring three inches or more in length.

b. “Wildlife management unit” means wildlife regions as demarcated by the department.

2. Restrictions and application.  a. Any person who hunts or takes antlered deer under a valid permit or license during the bowhunting, regular and muzzleloading deer seasons is restricted to the hunting or taking of antlered deer with at least one antler with at least three points.  Each point must be at least one inch long measured from the main antler beam.

b. This program applies to all public and private land within the specified wildlife management units.

3. Wildlife management units.  These restrictions shall only apply to that portion of wildlife management unit 3A south and west of state route twenty-eight.

4. Exemptions from requirements.  Hunters under the age of seventeen are exempt from the provisions of this section and may take any deer with an antler or antlers measuring three inches or more in length.

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