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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.
December 13, 2017

Mort runs and the count down to winter trapping.

December 10, 2017

Hunting is conservation and being short stinks.

December 6, 2017

Prepping equipment, mortality runs, and lots of deer heads.

November 23, 2017

The most dangerous 2 weeks of the year are here…if you’re a deer.

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November 20, 2017

And I use the word “chasing” loosely.

The first snow!
November 16, 2017

Looking for trap sites and breaking out the gear.

Home range of Buck 12783 in 2014. The cluster of locations on the right is his winter/spring/summer home range. The cluster on the left is his home range during the rut and early winter. (click for larger image)
November 15, 2017

Nothing sheds those extra pounds like searching for love.

Radio-collared buck on Rothrock State Forest (click for larger image)
November 13, 2017

Is Buck 12783 still using this swinging bachelor pad or has he finally settled down?

Treaster Run
November 8, 2017

This week was dominated by that other cervid.

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November 6, 2017

You know what is said of something that sounds too good to be true…

November 1, 2017

Fawns aren’t small mammals anymore.

Buck 12776 in August 2016 as an 8 point (click for larger image)
October 30, 2017

After doing battle with a bumper, our hero makes a triumphant return.

October 25, 2017

The weekly grind of telemetry and mortality runs…

One of our collared fawns, alive as of 10/20/2017 (click for larger image)
October 23, 2017

How many of our fawns will be ringing doorbells and toilet-papering the neighborhood this year?

Photo Credit: M Gimpel (click for larger image)
October 19, 2017

If you didn’t hunt this week, you don’t know what you’re missing!

October 16, 2017

The forest is one big nursery. Let’s look at those most often found in the maternity ward.

woolly bear caterpillar (click for larger image)
October 11, 2017

It's not just the seasons that are changing.