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post #51 of 87 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 01:38 PM
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Ryan it is still being cut ! And yes itís a whole mountain and more ! They have just moved the machines to the other side of the mountain to a different travel route !
So it's a current cut and I'd expect it to look the way you describe. Again, why not contact the forester a d ask some questions about it?

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For those of you that are interested on what is being cut on DCNR and future cuts.
Click on one of the green boxes on right. For more in depth look at a cut, click on prospectus. There's usually a map of area at end of prospectus.

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Yes Ryan I understand but this has been going on for 3 yrs in the same area ! I ask once before and they said it was for grouse habitat !
I’ll check out there website !

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I have also seen deer eat ferns !!
Not as a main diet but they do eat them !
If you look closer, you will see that deer eat a certain kind of fern. They don't eat hay scented ferns. But I have seen them eat those larger ferns that stay green into rifle season.
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If deer ate ferns they wouldn't be such a problem, deer do not like ferns.
Then please explain to me what has been digging the hayscented fern rhizomes up all winter and feeding on them across the northern tier? Sasquatch? Sometimes it's ok to not reply when you don't know what you're talking about.
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Did you bother to read the post I made with the article from Penn State wildlife research smart guy! Perhaps you are smarter than they are. I recommend you take your own advice.

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Then please explain to me what has been digging the hayscented fern rhizomes up all winter and feeding on them across the northern tier? Sasquatch? Sometimes it's ok to not reply when you don't know what you're talking about.
I have seen deer digging up hey scented and New York fern during the winter for many decades. Though I am sure they eat some of the rhizomes and fern roots it appears, based on actually examining the stomach contents, that it is mostly roots from the maples, oaks and other tree seedlings they are eating instead of the ferns when they are doing all that digging during the winter.

When deer are digging the ground up to eat roots of anything during the winter it is a very clear and convincing sign that you have way too many deer for the habitat they are using.

As for the report of thousands of acres being clear-cut in an area I would have to suspect it really only hundreds of acres.

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For those of you that are interested on what is being cut on DCNR and future cuts.
Click on one of the green boxes on right. For more in depth look at a cut, click on prospectus. There's usually a map of area at end of prospectus.
Sorry guys, forgot to post the shortcut.
https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Business/Tim...s/default.aspx

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Did you bother to read the post I made with the article from Penn State wildlife research smart guy! Perhaps you are smarter than they are. I recommend you take your own advice.
My eyes don't lie. I don't comment about what deer feed on in York County overwinter, because I'm not there to see it. Deer in Potter and Tioga Counties absolutely do spend most of the winter eating fern rhizomes, many times avoiding fresh browse. I don't need someone at Penn State to tell me anything or someone 200 miles away that thinks they are an authority on everything under the sun.

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Well, between them and you, I choose them! You set the tone bub!

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!

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