New York Times Not Correct on Deer Density August 12, 2012 New York

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New York Times Not Correct on Deer Density August 12, 2012 New York, Deer Friendly
According to an August 12 article in the New York Times " biologists say that 10 deer per square mile is all that a healthy forest can support," but the latest U.S. Forest Service Researchreports that too much underbrush develops for a healthy forest with deer populations at or below 10 deer per square mile. Healthy forests were observed in the 20 deer per square mile range and forest regeneration occurs at much higher deer densities, especially in forests such as in West Virginia where there have been historically high deer densities. New York City, not the first place most people would look to for advice on deer management. 


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