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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.
March 9, 2017

A week of late trapping season victories!

March 7, 2017

So many reasons to plant native, I’m talking about it again!

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March 2, 2017

While field work is never run of the mill, it's beginning to feel a bit like Ground Hog Day.

February 28, 2017

Pennsylvania was so named because of its vast forests. Learn how to care for them!

February 27, 2017

Cats and wildlife don’t mix but research makes for strange bedfellows.

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.

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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.