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.
November 1, 2017

Fawns aren’t small mammals anymore.

Buck 12776 in August 2016 as an 8 point (click for larger image)
October 30, 2017

After doing battle with a bumper, our hero makes a triumphant return.

October 25, 2017

The weekly grind of telemetry and mortality runs…

One of our collared fawns, alive as of 10/20/2017 (click for larger image)
October 23, 2017

How many of our fawns will be ringing doorbells and toilet-papering the neighborhood this year?

Photo Credit: M Gimpel (click for larger image)
October 19, 2017

If you didn’t hunt this week, you don’t know what you’re missing!

October 16, 2017

The forest is one big nursery. Let’s look at those most often found in the maternity ward.

woolly bear caterpillar (click for larger image)
October 11, 2017

It's not just the seasons that are changing.

October 4, 2017

Dungeons & Dragons may be all fun and fantasy but Disease & Dispersal are all about risk and reality.

September 27, 2017

Deer aren't the only ones that leave the study

More often than not, deer know they're on candid camera! (click for larger image)
September 25, 2017

It’s that time of year. Your mailman is getting a workout from the landfall of hunting catalogs filling your mailbox.

September 18, 2017

We are a bit behind in our veg crew postings but that just makes summer last longer!

September 13, 2017

It’s a one-woman show this week.

September 6, 2017

Summer is winding down and so is field work.

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September 4, 2017

I’m back with more results, but they require a bit of translation. "French Quarter, New Orleans" CC0-
August 31, 2017

Down South Hunting invited me to do a podcast while I was visiting The Big Easy. Check it out.

August 29, 2017

Not much going on in the deer department but there are still bears and ducks.