photo courtesy of WISDNR
by Daniel E. Schmidt, D&DH Editor
Never before have I heard it stated so succinctly : “The herd numbers are down,”
is a phrase I have heard far too often in my home state of Pennsylvania. Those five
words can tell us a lot about a hunter or landowner. Someone who sports a tone of
defeat, anger or disappointment typically lives in an area in which the habitat has
been destroyed by overabundant deer herds over the past few decades — Jeremy
Flinn, wildlife biologist.
This excerpt is from an excellent article Jeremy wrote about deer herd dynamics and
herd management for our special Summer Issue of D&DH. This issue will hit newsstands
next month. To get this issue as the first copy in your subscription, clickHERE.