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Afoot in the Field (Vol 14, Issue 2)

Download:  Afoot in the Field, Volume 14, Issue 2 (PDF)

Published Summer 2023


Keeping deer numbers in check requires harvesting does, as sterilization and birth control programs have not been successful. It is critical for preventing an imbalance where excessive deer herbivory outstrips the carrying capacity of a forest. This results in the forest’s inability to regenerate native trees and provide high-quality habitat for a multitude of other species. If you are not a hunter, consider taking up the pastime or allowing access to your property for hunting by others. You can also advocate for the state and municipalities to provide more deer hunting opportunities.

Download: Afoot in the Field, Volume 14, Issue 2 (PDF)

You can download Afoot in the Field, our biannual stewardship pamphlet for landowners, in PDF format.  See all issues here.