Deer-Forest Study

Pennsylvania forests face many challenges - invasive plants, insect outbreaks, soil acidity, tree diseases, and even deer. This study is being conducted to better understand the role of deer in the context of all these challenges and to help Pennsylvania’s forest and wildlife managers better manage deer and the forest.

The Deer-Forest Blog

We're tracking deer in Pennsylvania's forests. Check out what is going on in the field and learn what our researchers are discovering.

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Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 112
April 18, 2018
Snow, wind, rain - nothing like "spring" weather!
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(Deer) Food for Thought
April 16, 2018
When it comes to deer food, quantity cannot always make up for quality, especially when deer become metabolic powerhouses in spring.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 111
April 11, 2018
It's deer poop season!
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Stripes and Spots Forever
April 9, 2018
Tigers cannot change their stripes. Fawns cannot change their spots…maybe.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 110
April 4, 2018
Another trapping season in the books!

About the Study

Pennsylvania forests face many challenges - invasive plants, insect outbreaks, soil acidity, tree diseases, and even deer. This study is being conducted to better understand the role of deer in the context of all these challenges and to help Pennsylvania’s forest and wildlife managers better manage deer and the forest. More about the Deer-Forest Study...