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Pennsylvania Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Pennsylvania Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Pennsylvania's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Pennsylvania's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 309200 deer with 136100 bucks and 173100 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Pennsylvania's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for Pennsylvania's deer habitat is 9.66 deer per square mile with 3.89 bucks per square mile and 5.75 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerPennsylvania HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks1361003.89
Anterless 1731005.75
Total3092009.66

Pennsylvania Whitetail Deer Habitat

Pennsylvania's total land area is 45280 square miles. This includes 5573 square miles of urbanized areas, 562 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Pennsylvania is comprised of 38948 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest26922
Grassland6428
Crops4145
Wetland709
Shrubland744
Total Habitat38948

Pennsylvania Deer Hunting Areas

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