Controlled Deer Hunts Helped Restore Forests in Indiana State Parks

July 10, 2014 10:13 AM

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Controlled Deer Hunts Helped Restore Forests in Indiana State Parks

A new Purdue study shows how controlled deer hunts in Indiana State parks helped restore the forests that were damaged due to the rise in white-tailed deer population.

The study led by Michael Jenkins, associate Professor of forest ecology, found that a 17-year-long Indiana Department of Natural Resources Policy of organizing hunts in state parks had been successful in spurring the re-growth of native tree seedlings, herbs and wildflowers that had dramatically red...

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