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2017

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.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 93
November 22, 2017
Chasing the Ladies
November 20, 2017
And I use the word “chasing” loosely.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 92
November 16, 2017
Looking for trap sites and breaking out the gear.
The Latest Weight Loss Program
November 15, 2017
Nothing sheds those extra pounds like searching for love.
Love it or List it
November 13, 2017
Is Buck 12783 still using this swinging bachelor pad or has he finally settled down?
Deer Crew Diaries – Entry 91
November 8, 2017
This week was dominated by that other cervid.
Buyer Beware
November 6, 2017
You know what is said of something that sounds too good to be true…
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 90
November 1, 2017
Fawns aren’t small mammals anymore.
He's Back!!!
October 30, 2017
After doing battle with a bumper, our hero makes a triumphant return.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 89
October 25, 2017
The weekly grind of telemetry and mortality runs…
Trick or Treat
October 23, 2017
How many of our fawns will be ringing doorbells and toilet-papering the neighborhood this year?
Birds and Squirrels...and sometimes deer
October 19, 2017
If you didn’t hunt this week, you don’t know what you’re missing!
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 88
October 18, 2017
Easing into fall
Seedlings, Seedlings, Seedlings!
October 16, 2017
The forest is one big nursery. Let’s look at those most often found in the maternity ward.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 87
October 11, 2017
It's not just the seasons that are changing.
D & D
October 4, 2017
Dungeons & Dragons may be all fun and fantasy but Disease & Dispersal are all about risk and reality.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 86
October 2, 2017
Always look for the helpers.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 85
September 27, 2017
Deer aren't the only ones that leave the study
Dollars and Scents
September 25, 2017
It’s that time of year. Your mailman is getting a workout from the landfall of hunting catalogs filling your mailbox.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 84
September 21, 2017
Veg Crew Adventures - 6
September 18, 2017
We are a bit behind in our veg crew postings but that just makes summer last longer!
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 83
September 13, 2017
It’s a one-woman show this week.
Dear Deer Squad - About those Bachelors
September 11, 2017
Dear Abby has nothing on us.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 82
September 6, 2017
Summer is winding down and so is field work.
Reading the Landscape
September 4, 2017
I’m back with more results, but they require a bit of translation.
Another Podcast!
August 31, 2017
Down South Hunting invited me to do a podcast while I was visiting The Big Easy. Check it out.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 81
August 29, 2017
Not much going on in the deer department but there are still bears and ducks.
Blinded…with Science
August 27, 2017
If you haven’t sustained retinal damage following last week’s celestial event, please read on!
Game (camera) On!
August 25, 2017
We love to get photos of our collared deer. We learn something about our alumni and it's just plain fun!
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 80
August 23, 2017
Crew leaders are lonely again…
Black hole Sun
August 21, 2017
Not sure if you’ve heard but there’s this thing happening today.
Veg Crew Adventures - 5
August 16, 2017
Fishers and hornets and snakes and slopes
Wandering in the Moonlight
August 14, 2017
Have you ever wondered if deer tend to wander around the forest more when the moon is full?
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 79
August 10, 2017
Fawn monitoring, fawn mortalities, bear capture, and (of course) vehicle repair.
Milk Vampires
August 9, 2017
Zapping the life force from their creators!
Our Very First Podcast!
August 7, 2017
We were recently invited to participate in a podcast with The Open Air Project.
Deer Crew Diaries – Entry 78
August 3, 2017
Telemetry, necropsies, and truck repairs - Same old, same old
Veg Crew Adventures - 4
July 31, 2017
Forecast - blue skies, downed trees, and occasional devil
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 77
July 26, 2017
Surprises around every corner this week!
Rendezvous with Death
July 24, 2017
Some meetings are not eagerly anticipated.
Veg Crew Adventures - 3
July 20, 2017
The dog days of summer have arrived.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 76
July 19, 2017
Slithering through the summer
Tree hugging across the pond
July 17, 2017
Our embraceable beech has a European cousin. Are they experiencing the "green" death of beech bark disease?
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 75
July 12, 2017
Summertime and the living’s easy
Veg Crew Adventures - 2
July 10, 2017
The crews have plenty of company in the woods - some is not always welcome.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 74
July 5, 2017
All’s quiet on the Northern and Southern front.
Risky Business
July 4, 2017
Capturing deer is not the “fun” part of the job.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 73
June 28, 2017
So long fawn capture. Hello bears, fences, and geese.
Veg Crew Adventures - 1
June 27, 2017
Who says vegetation isn't exciting!
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 72
June 22, 2017
Summer is just starting, but the fawning season is almost over.
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!
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 70
June 7, 2017
It's Fast and Furious times!
#Whoseatingbambi - 2016 Rundown
June 5, 2017
Here’s what went down on the flip side of the fawn survival study!
Come Visit!
June 1, 2017
Take a tour of our vegetation plots and hear from the research gang.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 69
June 1, 2017
Babies of all shapes and sizes are out there.
I thought school was over!
May 30, 2017
Vegetation field crews are hitting the woods but not before they pass the TEST!
Fun Fact Friday
May 26, 2017
Beach body ready
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 68
May 23, 2017
Crews are off and setting a record pace!
Don't try this at home
May 22, 2017
Explosives are part of the job
Game on!
May 18, 2017
The race is officially underway!
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 67
May 18, 2017
Hail! Hail! The gang’s all here!!!
Return of the Ents
May 15, 2017
Our forests were once home to a mighty race of giants. Will they ever return?
Deer Crew Dairies - Entry 66
May 11, 2017
Tying off the loose ends between captures
Balloons are NOT for the birds
May 8, 2017
No one celebrates when balloons escape the party
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 65
May 4, 2017
Ho-hum week of cleaning up and prepping for the upcoming fawning season
A Little Help from my Friends
May 1, 2017
Finding your next meal can be tough. Help is always appreciated.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 64
April 26, 2017
Changes! The David Bowie tune is playing loud and clear in our heads
Middle Aged
April 24, 2017
Babies and old ladies (and men) get all the attention. Not this time.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 63
April 19, 2017
Au revoir to our winter trapping crews…and a crew leader
Leaving a Legacy
April 17, 2017
One of the most crucial parts to my PhD dissertation will take place long after I’m gone.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 62
April 12, 2017
From bear hugging deer to picking up what comes out of its south side.
Catch me if you can...
April 11, 2017
Our crews most definitely can! Here’s a look at the 2017 deer captures.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 61
April 5, 2017
Closing a successful trapping season means lots of cake and donuts!
The Results are in!
April 4, 2017
Well, SOME results are in.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 60
March 30, 2017
Trapping season's last hurrah
Don't Be an Old Lady
March 27, 2017
Advice from one of the most awesome ladies I’ve ever known
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 59
March 23, 2017
Snow decided to pay a visit at the END of trapping season
Hurry, Get Bread and Milk!
March 20, 2017
Did the prediction of a Nor’easter and blizzard conditions send deer to the store to stock up too?
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 58
March 16, 2017
Status quo this week with visions of snow for next.
The Over/Under on WVCs
March 14, 2017
Antelope are nothing but trouble.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 57
March 9, 2017
A week of late trapping season victories!
PSA: Plant Native! Part Deux
March 7, 2017
So many reasons to plant native, I’m talking about it again!
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 56
March 2, 2017
While field work is never run of the mill, it's beginning to feel a bit like Ground Hog Day.
"Enriching Woodland Values"
February 28, 2017
Pennsylvania was so named because of its vast forests. Learn how to care for them!
Crazy Cat Lady Research
February 27, 2017
Cats and wildlife don’t mix but research makes for strange bedfellows.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 55
February 23, 2017
A tale of 2 crews…
Because deer run into my truck
February 20, 2017
Deer, research, and management influence more than forests.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 54
February 16, 2017
Another week in paradise...
Cats vs Dogs
February 13, 2017
Actually, it’s cat versus dog-like-creature. Mother Nature’s version of Sci-Fi.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 53
February 8, 2017
The fickle winter isn’t stopping our crews.
A New Record Low!
February 6, 2017
But we’re not talking about the temperatures…
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 52
February 2, 2017
Both crews are busy catching deer!
Passing through nature to eternity
January 30, 2017
Shakespeare wrote a lot about death – a literary expert you could say. After 17 years, we’ve written a lot about it too.