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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Rain On Opening Day
December 10, 2018
We’ve never written about weather’s effects on deer in rifle season. But this year might be an exception.
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Holiday Happiness
November 24, 2018
The holidays are meant for putting differences aside and making memories.
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Patterning a buck in the rut
November 21, 2018
Realm of possibility or exercise in futility?
Sika deer
Why did the deer cross the road...there?
November 15, 2018
We have all seen those deer crossing signs but what’s to special about that spot.
Life Before Google Maps
November 5, 2018
Today, travel is a breeze. But how did we know where to go before the internet?

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...