Agency spars over deer population April 12, 2011 Pennsylvania

Agency spars over deer population  April 12, 2011  Pennsylvania  Population  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Why aren't the forests getting healthier given the reductions in deer population...

Boop asked Rosenberry if he actually believed Pennsylvania held enough deer to support a harvest of 316,240, last season's estimate. Some have suggested that would mean Pennsylvania had upwards of one million deer, or 36 per square mile, he said.

Rosenberry's answer was that "it doesn't matter." The commission does not manage deer based on how many live within the state, he said. It manages deer on a unit basis, with the size of the herd in each based on deer and habitat health and human tolerances

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