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.
February 20, 2017

Deer, research, and management influence more than forests.

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February 13, 2017

Actually, it’s cat versus dog-like-creature. Mother Nature’s version of Sci-Fi.

February 8, 2017

The fickle winter isn’t stopping our crews.

Photo by A. Sperfslage (click for larger image)
February 6, 2017

But we’re not talking about the temperatures…

February 2, 2017

Both crews are busy catching deer!

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.

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January 27, 2017

You can’t miss it. But can it tell you anything about the subject?

January 25, 2017

Success! Even with subpar trapping weather, the crews are on the board.

January 23, 2017

…but not tarred and feathered. Just tagged or collared.

January 20, 2017

Deer have no choice but to wear them all.

January 18, 2017

Trapping season is underway and the crews are busy, busy, busy!

January 16, 2017

Remember that old man I wrote about a couple of months ago. Apparently, lots of people knew him!

January 12, 2017

Is it winter? Is it spring? It’s hard to tell these days looking at the thermometer. Either way, spring planting season is just around the corner.

Remotely blown-off collar
January 11, 2017

Everybody is excited for the start of the trapping season. I hope it lasts!

January 7, 2017

The rut is over but we’ll do our best to keep it alive for you…a little while longer.

January 4, 2017

Closing out the year and starting a new one!

USFWS-Pacific Region; Wisdom Album on Flickr
January 3, 2017

Juliet was right. They are special no matter what they are called.

Santa is on his way!
December 23, 2016

2016 is wrapping up. So what struck a chord with readers this year?