Deer Wars: Science, Tradition, and the Battle over Managing Whitetails in Pennsylvania (Keystone Books®)
|Rating||:||4.25 (898 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||328 Pages|
Schweiger, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation“Deer Wars—a wealth of information on Pennsylvania’s current deer management program—what it’s about, how it developed and where it may be going—along with the controversy it’s created along the way. He also does a credible job of reviewing the other contemporary issues facing deer managers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, including suburban/urban deer management, chronic wasting disease and deer farming. I urge fellow hunters and wildlife enthusiasts to read this well-written and fascinating book that explores the checkered history of deer management in Pennsylvania.”—Larry J. Not because the book will help those who still have a deer tag get a buck, but because this work offers a clear presentation of the history, lore and complexity of living with deer in the modern world. It’s that good.”—Christian Berg, Mo
The story of deer management in Pennsylvania is as complex as it is controversial. In Deer Wars, Bob Frye examines this controversy and the effect that herd management has had on all of the citizens of Pennsylvania; farmers managing deer invasions and property rights, hunters dealing with changing herd densities and ever-complex restrictions, state agencies juggling the rights of hunters with the needs of commercial interests, all with stakes in the success and health of the deer herd. From the disappearance of deer in Pennsylvania forests at the beginning of the twentieth century to the population explosion that occurred in the latter half of the century, the balance between herd size and a healthy forest has long been a difficult one. Now with deer harvests decreasing, Chronic Wasting Disease becoming a potential threat, and forests showing serious signs of trouble, the need for compromise from all of the players is essential, but is it possible? This well-researched and engrossing book explores that question.
Steve Sorensen said A definitive history of deer management in Pennsylvania. Anyone joining the debate about deer management in Pennsylvania should read this book before speaking -- it's that important. Read it and you'll understand that conservationists and biologists (Aldo Leopold, Richard Gerstell, Roger Latham and others) have for a long time recognized that because the forests changed, deer hunting policies needed also to change.Read Deer Wars and you'll gain a better grasp on the relationship between a healthy habitat and a healthy deer herd -- a relationship that cause the PA Game Commission biologists to advocate a decrease in the deer population to i. required reading Timothy O. Bowers A facinating overview of the ongoing deer management problem faced by Pennsylvania. Mr. Frye gives an unbiased account of all sides in the debate. This work should be required reading for anyone who thinks they know everything there is to know regarding the deer issue. Well researched and thoughtfully presented. Not overly scientific with tons of statistics or jargon, it's an easy and interesting read.. Great book, but most applicable to Pennsylvania Great book, but most applicable to Pennsylvania. This is not a crippling problem. My land is in Virginia. I can recognize the issues; I to adjust some of my parameters. I thought the deer overpopulation was a problem of the last few decades, but I see it is a longer-term factor in forests. I think it may have been a problem in Pennsylvania before it became one in Virginia. That is an example of the adjustment I was talking about. This is the kind of book teachers should assign in classes about public choice, since it well addresses conflicts of communities, all of which have valid bu
Bob Frye is an award winning outdoors journalist and the Outdoors Editor of the Tribune-Review.