New York State hunters killed an estimated 203,427 deer during the 2017-18 hunting season, according to a release from the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued new rules at the beginning of this year for wildlife rehabilitators, drastically limiting their ability to care for injured adult white-tailed deer and placing some — less dramatic — restrictions on their ability to care for orphaned fawns.

Humans must honor the contract that protects deer.

People are always concerned about health and safety and damage but they continue to enjoy and value the presence of deer," says a Cornell researcher who helps develop a process for setting limits on deer.

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