Summer’s Co. Is near Beckly , central part of state.
Iam west of there , closer to Ky.
Last year , and for many years, it was not uncommon to look out the window and see a dozen or so ,usually at least one of which was eating one of my favorite plants… I keep telling myself it could be worse , at least i am not over run with skunks. They are good to eat, and have provided me with “many” good meals for many years.
For those of you with out a deer problem:…
It’s one thing to grow a fruit tree or garden without deer.
But 2…-3 .times harder to do it with a large deer population .
Was concidering getting a pet tiger or some such thing…
The real impact I noticed was in "the woods"where most people don’t go, or if they do they are not really paying attention.
Where I live is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. ( for the temperate zone). The high deer population reduced that ,befor my eyes to a virtual biological desert .in about 20 yrs or so…over browsing .
Amazingly to me most people here did not really notice ,as this happened slowly over a period of years…only when you would mention how it used to be, with all the wild flowers , etc .would they remember , and “get it”.!
I blame this on the Wv DNR. They are in charge of managing wild life populations, and I believe ,more interested in revenue from the sale of hunting license (especially out of state $) than keeping the ecosystem healthy.
So whatever it is ( blue tongue disease ?) that is thinning the heard is natures way.
Hoping to get some trees planted, and raise a few gardens befor the plague of Bambi returns