Hunting: Problems of northern deer getting attention, potential critical problem for Maine's deer population December 26, 2010





Hunting: Problems of northerndeer getting attention, potential critical problem for Maine's deer population December 26, 2010 Press Herald By BOB HUMPHREY 

As we enter another Maine winter, deer hunters and biologists will be holding their collective breath. Deer in Maine, such as these in a ...Another key factor is Maine's Forest Practices Act. Designed to protect land and wildlife, it has led to a dramatic shift in timber harvesting styles, away from large block cuts and toward smaller strip cuts. But former large block rotations also protected large blocks, including deer wintering areas. Strip cuts are great for moose and bear, but don't promote winter deer habitat.

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