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.
March 21, 2018

Trapping season is reaching its twilight

Red deer stag (click for larger image) CC0
March 19, 2018

David could have been just as big as Goliath.

Just add deer
March 14, 2018

Things are looking up late in the season!

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March 12, 2018

The field has been announced. But who will come out on top?

Frozen - DCD Edition
March 7, 2018

Theme of the week – one truck.

March 5, 2018

My limited time in the field leads to more skunks than deer.

March 1, 2018

Unfortunately, we can't change the weather.

A 5.5-year-old buck on state forest lands is not unusual (click for larger image)
February 27, 2018

36% of yearlings and 80% of adult bucks are legal to harvest, but are they?

February 22, 2018

Fickle weather is gumming up the works!

February 19, 2018

A deer living in Pennsylvania dies in Pennsylvania but when exactly does that happen?

February 15, 2018

In the thick of trapping season…with the standard weather and truck issues.

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February 13, 2018

Well, it may be Valentine’s Day but deer really aren’t feeling it.

February 5, 2018

Being a permanent beach bum may not be a dream come true.

January 29, 2018

Wildlife may be born free but humans are cramping their style.

January 24, 2018

Celebrating the centennial episode of fieldwork fun!

January 22, 2018

Wile E. Coyote will never catch the Road Runner and we will never catch him.

January 18, 2018

Crews have training and trapping on their minds

January 17, 2018

Is Pennsylvania the latest intersection for deer, climate change, and disease?