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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.
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?

Eager deer trapping crews
January 9, 2018

Trapping season is finally here! Get ready for deer and truck repairs galore!

January 8, 2018

Wired to Hunt invited us to do a podcast!

December 29, 2017

Duane and I chat about our favorite posts of 2017. Like a podcast with no audio!

December 25, 2017

White-tailed deer may not pull the sleigh but they help with delivery.

December 21, 2017

Endless mort runs and trapping prep…but the snow has started to fall.

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December 19, 2017

Here’s what we learned about Buck 8393

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…