Document Type

Technical Report

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"To research selected aspects of deer resource dynamics that have been identified as key components in the redefinition and/or implementation of deer management strategic plans and programs in northern New York."

Project Title

Deer Management Research in Northern New York Ecosystems

Project Title

Wildlife Ecology, Behavior and Habitat Improvement in New York


"Gross income generated as a result of the 1981-1983 fee hunts at the Huntington Wildlife Forest ranged from $1.07 to $1.76/acre/year. Administrative and operational costs averaged 19.6% of gross income during the same period. Net income ranged from $0.87 to $1.40/acre/year and averaged $1.12/acre/year. Efforts to increase revenues from this form of hunting resulted in a 154% increase over the 1978-1980 period, however this figure ($1.12/acre/year) was considerably less than the established $4.00/ acre/year goal. Increased revenues resulted primarily from escalating the fee charged to each hunter. Cost reductions associated with initiating a season pass system and eliminating special insurance coverage were also important factors. Efforts to increase the number of participating hunters were partially successful."