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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Living and Dying in Pennsylvania
February 19, 2018
A deer living in Pennsylvania dies in Pennsylvania but when exactly does that happen?
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 103
February 15, 2018
In the thick of trapping season…with the standard weather and truck issues.
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Love is in the air
February 13, 2018
Well, it may be Valentine’s Day but deer really aren’t feeling it.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 102
February 8, 2018
Captures continue!
Beach Bums
February 5, 2018
Being a permanent beach bum may not be a dream come true.

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...