Deer Decline Not All Managed, Study weighs state forest rating on deer hunting November 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

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Study weighs state forest rating on deer hunting November 24, 2012 Pennsylvania, Scranton Times-Tribune
... one of the conditions to obtaining certification from the council is improving the biodiversity of the forests. Overbrowsing of brush by a large deer herd is viewed in this context as harming biodiversity... the Pennsylvania Game Commission have run a deer management program since 2003 to reduce the impact of browsing on state forest land... the deer herd declined from 1.5 million in 2000 to 1.2 million in 2010 ... The finance committee study concludes that many factors are involved in the decline of the deer herd ...

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