Whites Woods Nature Center is a recreational area in Indiana, Pennsylvania. With miles of trails and wildlife, it's a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Open from sunrise to sunset daily, the trails are enjoyed by many all year round. There is an entrance into the woods on North 12th Street, or you can enter through the adjoining IUP Co-op park. If you wish to volunteer and keep Whites Woods clean contact White Township Recreation Complex at (724) 349-2667 or through Friends of Whites Woods. Their link is posted below.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Deer Population

Issues in White's Woods: Deer Population Many residents of White's Woods have expressed concerns of the growth of the deer population. There has been complaints that these animals have been destroying the vegetable gardens and flowers. Some of them are absolutely outraged and petitioned to actually be able to hunt in White's Woods. The weapons permitted would only be bow and arrow and/or muzzleloader guns. Deer population has been an issue not just in Indiana, PA. There has been many who have documented the supposedly negative effects of deer population on the surrounding environment and other species. The claim that deer has decreased songbird population because the deer have been consuming their preferred places to nest. This also is a further act of deforestion, worst in their mind than any other form besides exotic insects and disease. Forms to control population have included a hunting season for female deer. (Pussel, 2013). Now, there have not been any further word on this issue concerning hunting in White's Woods. There has been a proposal on other forms of population control like using actual wild life birth control methods such as injecting does with a serome that makes them infertile temporarily by way of a dart gun (2013). What are your thoughts about it? Let us know and comment.

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