Weston, Massachusetts Becomes Unlikely Battleground for Public Hunting Access May 21, 2013

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... Residents of Weston, MA have no trouble understanding that their homes were built in an area that supports a sizeable population of whitetails ... Regional surveys by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife indicated deer numbers in the area at about 20-30 whitetail per square mile. That’s a tad north of the 10 deer per square mile that the habitat can adequately sustain. [recent U.S. Forest Service research puts the optimal deer density at 15 to 28 with forest regeneration at higher densities]


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