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 21, 2016

Prepping for trapping season…oh and the holiday.

Photo credit: Justin Vreeland
December 19, 2016

Reporting is easy to forget.

December 15, 2016

Everyone gets in on the deer aging fun.

December 12, 2016

The forest may be thick and green, but sometimes it’s a sign of death

December 8, 2016

The daily grind of mortality runs and investigations.

December 6, 2016

That's right, it's mid-December and that means rifle season - and the breeding season - are just about over. But we still have a movie to share!

December 2, 2016

How cameras can map the residents of Penn’s woods.

Barred Owl in Roth Rock State Forest (click for larger image)
November 30, 2016

Happy “Thursday Before Deer Season”

November 24, 2016

We all need a little shut eye. Do bucks get any during the hunting season?

November 21, 2016

Old is a relative term in the deer world. But this definitely qualifies.

November 17, 2016

Duane Diefenbach and Chris Rosenberry will be giving a presentation on The Deer-Forest Study. They will cover everything from deer travels to vegetation sides dishes to a main course which features the guest of honor!

(Click for larger image)
November 16, 2016

Death, disappearance, and preparation

November 11, 2016

We all know there's a credit card you're supposed to take every time you walk out the door. What if you never leave home?

November 7, 2016

Velvet will make you stand out in a crowd!

November 4, 2016

There are many ways in which to tell fish apart…according to Dr. Seuss. Turns out we can do the same.

November 1, 2016

This buck's rut behavior explains the mysterious appearance of a stranger on your game camera. Or the inexplicable disappearance of the buck you've watched all summer.

October 31, 2016

Are deer more than...well…deer?