A guy stopped by my office today after reading my trapping article in the paper here.  He grew up in Arkport, and wanted to say hello and said he’d love to go trapping some time. Got me to thinking about the ruralness of NY again.  Although not thought of by many as a rural state, NY state is 2nd in maple syrup production, 2nd in apple production, 3rd in grape production, 3rd in milk production, and 4th in cheese production of the US states.   The whitetail deer harvest is about 240,000 in recent years.  In 2014, 239 deer were taken in my little hometown of Bolivar. 

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