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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bucks County, PA 2G 5D
The article is quite contradictory.
In the side bar it says , as Fisher prey resources declined, so did the Fishers.
And by the mid 1920's the Fisher was all but gone.
Ok, in the graph that's listed of today's current Fisher prey the Vole is a whopping # 1 in there diet.
Go back to the mid 1920's was it the shortage of Voles that led to the Fishers decline or the shortage of Deer and Turkeys?
So what Species of prey declined to the point it had such a dramatic effect on the Fisher population?
I'd be willing to bet it wasn't the Vole. Records show what the Deer and Turkey numbers were back then. (Low)
Whether you agree or disagree with the USP, The spring 2018 news letter has an article in it questioning the PGC in regards to
Them reintroducing the Fisher and the effect on small game numbers they have had. A fact that small game has another Top End Predator to deal with.
So maybe they are not effecting the Turkeys but along with Coyotes the Fisher is another Killing machine.
It just makes me wonder was the timing of this article in Game News a coincidence or a defensive response to the USP claims that the Fisher reintroduction was a mistake an the PGC is trying to cover its Tracks. ( no pun intended).
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