Record Number of Acres Treated with Prescribed Fire September 12, 2016 Pennsylvania

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Record Number of Acres Treated with Prescribed Fire September 12, 2016 Pennsylvania, PGC News
     The Pennsylvania Game Commission is burning its way toward 10,000 acres of better wildlife habitat... “The key to having more abundant deer populations is by providing better deer habitat,” said Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough. “Our deer program is focused on keeping the deer herd to maintain a balance with what the habitat can support. As you improve the habitat for deer, the area can also support more deer.”   The agency’s prescribed burn program is one of the most effective means to improve deer hunting on game lands. In order to increase the deer density, the only responsible and sustainable option is to increase the habitat quality for deer....

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