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 30, 2014

So Deer 8103 was Mr. Homebody in September. Check out what happened in October!

October 26, 2014

Two weeks ago we showed you the travels of an adult buck in September. Was that enough for you to figure out his moves in October? Let's find out!

October 22, 2014

In this post we provide movies of two more bucks in September, one from the Ridge & Valley and one from the Big Woods.

October 16, 2014

I’m sure many people, especially deer hunters, have heard this statement: "the average home range of a buck is 1 square mile." But, check out this buck from Potter County.

October 10, 2014

You've been studying your trail camera pictures all summer but the activity has really ramped up in the last month. There are the usual assortment of yearlings with their telltale spikes and forks. Three of them are 5- and 6-pointers. And then there’s that 8-pointer. You haven't seen a nicer buck and he's been flirting with your camera all summer.

June 21, 2013

Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences over the next several years will study multiple factors affecting forest regeneration in Pennsylvania.

June 19, 2013

Deer hunters now can apply for permits affording more hunting opportunities in state forestlands and state parks through the Game Commission’s Deer Management Assistance Program, or DMAP.