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 96
December 13, 2017
Mort runs and the count down to winter trapping.
Biology is Messy
December 10, 2017
Hunting is conservation and being short stinks.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 95
December 6, 2017
Prepping equipment, mortality runs, and lots of deer heads.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 94
November 28, 2017
Bears and Turkey
Survival School
November 23, 2017
The most dangerous 2 weeks of the year are here…if you’re a deer.

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...