New state program shows hunters where forest regeneration projects are providing increased hunting opportunity October 9, 2016 Pennsylvania

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... “If you have have trees that are 60 years old, they’re making too much shade for anything to grow. We like to see about 20 percent [of a game land] in the young age class that provides the best habitat for the largest number of animals.” ... Trees generally provide the most valuable habitat during their first 15 to 20 years when shoots are growing and leaves hang below the 5-foot browse line...


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