Manchester: Deer Management Considered in Manchester May 9, 2012 Missouri

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Manchester: Deer Management Considered in Manchester May 9, 2012 Missouri Town and Country-Manchester Patch
Erin Shank, urban wildlife specialist with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), spoke to the Manchester Board of Aldermen ... 
Ecological Carrying Capacity:Approximately 20 deer per square mile is a detriment to habitat. [see latest U.S. Forest Serviceresearch showing 20 deer per square miles allows for regeneration]. Social Carrying Capacity: About 40 deer per square mile is when residents become intolerant of the animals. Biological Carrying Capacity: A look at how many deer an area can hold until they eat themselves out of house and home. Shank said they do not have a number for that... 


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