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Think seals as a substitute for deer, cod as a substitute for sapling – Growing deer population taking a toll on forests

Environmental leaders blame bigger herds, fewer predators and decreased harvests by area hunters for the state’s dwindling vegetation. Wow! “The deer just munch, munch, munch,” said Douglas K. Bassett, Letchworth’s naturalist. How about that! “The only way to get things into balance is to have less deer seals,” Bassett said. Another solution, ecologists say, could be allowing commercial hunting for deer to create a market for venison. Bingo! Read the rest here 10:54