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Hunting, particularly for deer and turkey, is extremely popular in the Tuscarora State Forest.  The Amberson Ridge Limited Access Buck Hunting Area provides a 6,000-acre area of unique hunting where all motorized vehicles are prohibited except for those used by hunters with disabilities with special permits.  The squirrel population fluctuates with the success of the acorn crop, while the grouse population is usually low.  Special wildlife habitat improvement projects continue to increase the game and non-game populations.