Hunting for Habitat
Mon Oct 6, 2014 12:46 PM CDT

Farming 1,000 acres of corn, soybeans, oats and hay with his son and two employees, Edward O'Brien, Somerset County, Pa., has had his share of trouble with deer, particularly in fields directly adjacent to woodlands. That's the primary reason he sought to participate in a nearly 100-year-old farm-game cooperative program with the Pennsylvania Game Commission that offers public hunting access on his property.


"The Game Commission comes in here and does cutting back between the fields and woods, creating a 30-foot area planted to vines, shrubs and trees that offers food and ...

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