Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How Deer Impact a Forest

The top photo was recently taken in Naugatuck State Forest Sanford Block, where deer hunting is allowed. There's all kinds and food and cover there for wildlife. This is how a young forest should look. The bottom photo was taken in Orange open space where hunting is not allowed (the lower photo is very typical of areas with high deer populations). As you can see, the overpopulated deer have stripped the food and cover needed by many species to survive. This is not natural!

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