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Pisgah National Game Preserve Turns 100


July 24, 2017

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Healthy deer populations are on the decline on public lands, but with the hard work of local conservationists and sportsmen, we may one day see healthy deer populations.

Pisgah National Forest stands first on many conservation achievements throughout its history. Many recognize the Pisgah today for being the first National Forest east of the Mississppi and the first school of forestry in America, "The Cradle of Forestry."

But equally important to the history of American conservation and its importance to wildlife management was the Pisgah National Game Preserve established in 1917, the first wildlife preserve east of the Mississippi. George Vanderbilt had managed the preserve not just for the forest resources but also its wildlife resources. Wardens had be...

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