Called The Blackwater Chronicle follows a group of guys into the Canaan of now WV which is still one of my favorite wilderness backpacking, hunting, skiing, sightseeing areas of the east. Written in typical old English which can be a bit tricky to read. Also illustrates the thinking of that era of the abundance and supposed endless supply of plant and animal resources. They caught and ate hundreds of native trout without any thot. Illustrates presence of balance of all animals prey and predator and their existence in obviously mature forests.
In my humble opinion, one can still manage deer as I do with mature timber interspersed with new growth edge in my Ramdom Clusters. Why we choose to cut a 75+ yo oak tree that produces tons of food for many animals including deer evades my thinking. And then we do all these plantings to provide hard mast waiting years for that to happen. I drive my 2 logging operation buddies crazy, but they are obviously trying to make a profit and I get that.
Not to beat it to death, but the thread, The Mighty Acorn, on this site plagiarizes a lot of info of the precolonial and present day Eastern forests if one want to read thru its annals.
Still very much enjoyed the video you showed and brought up some interesting thinking, including color changes of the forests.