The problem of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) overpopulation and what it means to Jug Bayand Maryland forests unfortunately does not need introduction. Over the long term, deer browsing of young plants (seedlings and saplings) of forest shrubs and trees may result in a loss of species diversity, a shift in tree species dominance, and forest degradation.

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