Ross's Wildlife Feeding-Ban proposal is misguided, ineffective and unenforceable August 13, 2011 Pennsylvania

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Ross's Wildlife Feeding-Ban proposal is misguided, ineffective and unenforceable August 13, 2011 Pennsylvania, Patch.com
..."Acid rain is more responsible than white-tailed deer for Pennsylvania forests not regenerating, claims Bill Sharpe, a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences forest hydrologist. "They can kill all the deer, but it will take a lot more than that ...The game commission spends more than 40 percent of its $80 million budget on wildlife habitat improvements for game species. This includes planting food plots, thinning tree canopies and clear cutting so deer browse will grow. The deer are deliberately managed for "maximum sustained yield" for the benefit of the commission's hunter constituents....This artificial propagation of the deer population is responsible for the increase in deer-car collisions, crop, forest and landscape damage in suburban communities....If Ross wants an effective deer feeding ban, they should ask the game commission to stop feeding the deer...

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