Deer-Forest Study

Pennsylvania forests face many challenges - invasive plants, insect outbreaks, soil acidity, tree diseases, and even deer. This study is being conducted to better understand the role of deer in the context of all these challenges and to help Pennsylvania’s forest and wildlife managers better manage deer and the forest.

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.

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Little Fish, Big Pond
November 12, 2019
For yearling males, it's best to find a new pond. Some haven't quite got the message.
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Did you see a deer today?
November 7, 2019
Did you see one yesterday?
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Does - The forgotten rut participants
October 31, 2019
Hey, there are other deer in the woods during the rut. Does anyone care?
A (Ridge and) Valley Buck
October 28, 2019
Do they run the ridges? Hang in the valley? Or go vertical?
Disappearing Act
October 22, 2019
Some bucks have side gigs as magicians.

About the Study

Pennsylvania forests face many challenges - invasive plants, insect outbreaks, soil acidity, tree diseases, and even deer. This study is being conducted to better understand the role of deer in the context of all these challenges and to help Pennsylvania’s forest and wildlife managers better manage deer and the forest. More about the Deer-Forest Study...