It's not just the habitat management that's behind the times. I buy out of state licenses every year to hunt grouse and woodcock, usually in Michigan and Maine, sometimes in Minnesota. From the time I sit down at my computer and log into the DNR website in these states until my out of state license rolls out of my printer is normally about 5 or 6 minutes. Try buying your license hard copy on line in PA, you'll wait up to 10 days to get it.The GC isnt interested in quality habitat, if they were the deer herd would be reduced drastically and there would be a lot more clear cutting instead of shelterwood cuts to grow specific trees. Now we have people who want the GC to plant farm crops in the big woods for winter food instead of reducing the deer herd to what the habitat can support.
Michigan state forests have great information, not just on what they are cutting or recently cut but all the different stands within a management block even if they are 100 years old. First thing i search for is apple and hawthorn. Then i start looking at the description of each block in the age class in interested in. Pa habitat management is 50 years behind most other states.