New deer and forest study set August 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

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New deer and forest study set August 12, 2013 Pennsylvania, Tribune-Review
... The most controversial wildlife management subject in Pennsylvania is going under the knife again.  Starting this fall, researchers will attempt to hone in on just how much white-tailed deer impact forest regeneration in comparison to things like acidic soil, invasive plants, insects and more.... “we want to make sure deer are the problem,” said Game Commission deer biologist Chris Rosenberry... The Game Commission always knew that deer weren't the only problem ...

... How well the forest health and deer impact measures being used by commission deer biologists in recommending seasons and antlerless license allocations – the state's primary means of managing its deer herd – reflect what is happening on the ground will be chief among the questions being posed by Penn State researchers ... Duane Diefenbach, leader of the research unit, noted that deer have already been captured and radio-collared ...


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