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The new study also will measure the
types of predators present in the study
areas and their relative abundance,
which will be useful for interpreting
any differences in survival noted during the study.
The previous fawn survival study
did not estimate relative abundance of
predators in the study areas.
The previous study showed, of the
fawns taken by predators, nearly equal
proportions were taken by coyotes,
bobcats and bears.
Game Commission bear biologist
Mark Ternent noted that Pennsylvania's bear population is thriving.
"We know we have not seen the
statewide population of bears decrease
since the last study," said Ternent.
And Matt Lovallo, who supervises
the Game Commission's game mammals section, noted population changes
among other predators, as well.

"Predator communities in Pennsylvania have changed during the past
several decades due to increased coyote
populations, fisher reintroductions and
fishers dispersing in Pennsylvania from
West Virginia," Lovallo said. "Management programs for bobcats and
fishers also have targeted conservative
harvests, allowing for growth in those
populations."
Hough said the new study is a way to
ensure Pennsylvania's important deer
resource is managed to ensure healthy
deer, healthy habitat and hunting opportunity.
"Like the saying goes, knowledge is
power," Hough said. "And the more we
know about predator impacts on deer
populations, the more empowered we
are to comfortably manage deer populations to benefit all Pennsylvanians."
The study costs $1.1 million over
three years.

Chapter XXV of the Pennsylvania Blue Knights held a charity ride to support the WCO
David L. Grove Scholarship Fund. About 100 motorcyclists participated in the third annual
event. Riders traveled through Adams County on roads where Grove patrolled and stopped
at the site where he lost his life in 2010 to lay a wreath at the marker. Franklin County
WCO Doug Barrick accepted a check for $3,200 from chapter president Rob Peterson,
far right, on behalf of the scholarship fund. Also in the photo left to right: Deputy WCO
Dale Bowman, Jenn Grove and Dana Grove, Dave's sister and father.

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