Deer population still larger than DNR would like December 20, 2011 Indiana

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Deer population still larger than DNR would like December 20, 2011 Indiana, Journal Review

Controlled deer hunts at state park properties ... their research ... harvest-to-hunter effort (H/E)... nears .22 to .20, vegetation and habitat begin to recover from deer overbrowsing... The mean ratio for all participating parks this year was 0.27 "... park reductions are not intended to manage deer populations for optimal recreational hunting," he said. "the goal is to reduce the impact of browsing to a level that allows some of Indiana's rarest and most unique natural communities to thrive." ... full report ... at StateParks.IN.gov. Look for the 2011 Deer Reduction Report link below the photographs.  



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