Local biologist comments on area deer harvest increase March 20, 2013 New York

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Local biologist comments on area deer harvest increase March 20, 2013 New York, Springvillejournal
...  according to the DEC, Western New York’s deer population has always been high... From 1900 – 1911, the Adirondack and Catskills regions adopted their first plan of attack against overpopulation, with the stipulation that “deer of either sex may be hunted, except spotted fawns,” according to the New York State DEC’s, deer management plan...  According to the DEC, 10 deer per square mile are all that a “healthy forest” can support. [according to a recent forest service study, at 10 deer per square mile and lower the forest develops too much underbrush, a good range is 15 to 28 deer per square mile, and forests can regenerate at much higher deer density]



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