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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.
October 28, 2016

Love is in the air but the music doesn't start at the same time for every buck. Watch this!

Morning on the Susquehannock
October 26, 2016

Behold the triumphant return of Roof Rack and Skirtle the Turtle

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October 24, 2016

Wearing white after Labor Day maybe an archaic rule from a century ago, but tell that to Mother Nature.

Photo Credit: JT Fleegle
October 21, 2016

‘Tis the season for brains and gore.

Photo Credit: JT Fleegle
October 17, 2016

It was hot. It was dry. Bucks didn’t seem to mind. But what about the ladies?

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October 13, 2016

McDonald’s may have given it a name in 1979 but an American food icon packaged in a fun and portable container has been around for much longer.

Photo credit: J. T. Fleegle (click for larger image)
October 6, 2016

Is chronic wasting disease the white horse to the white-tailed deer?

September 30, 2016

Everybody is back to school. So how many of our fawns were present at roll call?

September 28, 2016

Another one lost at the hands of thieves.

September 26, 2016

Summer has officially ended and it was a hot one.

Hannah with a sedated elk (click for larger image)
September 20, 2016

The crew leaders spent some time with PA’s “other” cervid. I hope the deer don’t find out.

Photo Credit: JT Fleegle
September 16, 2016

Bucks and their shameless advertising (i.e. antlers) get the lion’s share of the attention. What about those lovely ladies?

Broad-winged Hawk (click for larger image)
September 14, 2016

Roof Rack and Squirtle were both under the weather this week. Thankfully, they can get the necessary TLC they need this time of year.

September 12, 2016

I’m not here to study white-tailed deer.

Clover traps are repaired and ready for winter 2017 trapping.
September 7, 2016

A quiet week punctuated by a malicious act.

Locations of a Male 8111 and Female 8403 on October 2, 2014
September 6, 2016

...and then there is breeding.