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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Tsuga canadensis Photo by Ben Derr
Veg Crew Adventures - 1
June 27, 2017
Who says vegetation isn't exciting!
Searching for fawns (click for larger image)
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 72
June 22, 2017
Summer is just starting, but the fawning season is almost over.
One of our more difficult 2017 captures. (click for larger image)
The future's so bright...
June 19, 2017
We don’t study nuclear science but the future’s still bright when it comes to fawn catching…
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 71
June 15, 2017
Hanging on for those last few catchable fawns
I'm so stressed I could spit
June 12, 2017
Cleaning babies, going to the grocery, feeding the kids, running for your life - Being a mom can be stressful!

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...