Weston, Deer Management Discussion Creates 'Uncomfortable Position' for Town Leaders March 15, 2013 Massachusetts

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Weston, Deer Management Discussion Creates 'Uncomfortable Position' for Town Leaders March 15, 2013 Massachusetts, Patch.com
... “We would love to get [the deer population] down to eight to 10 per square mile, which is what the state recommends," Donahue said, explaining that 18 deer killed last season is a step in the right direction. "I don’t think that will happen overnight, but I think this will slow the rise.” ... [recent U.S. Forest Service research suggest that 10 deer per square mile is too low for a healthy forest, allowing underbrush to develop.  15 to 28 deer per square mile seems to be just right, with forest regeneration even at higher deer densities] ...  the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife estimating 25 deer per square mile in Weston and the surrounding area.... 

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