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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.
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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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November 24, 2018

The holidays are meant for putting differences aside and making memories.

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November 21, 2018

Realm of possibility or exercise in futility?

Sika deer
November 15, 2018

We have all seen those deer crossing signs but what’s to special about that spot.

November 5, 2018

Today, travel is a breeze. But how did we know where to go before the internet?

November 2, 2018

We’ve met many deer over the years. It’s not always easy to stay in touch.

October 31, 2018

We've written quite a bit about it. Here's a 3-part podcast series on the topic

Agitated timber rattlesnake moving off a gravel road; Photo credit A. Sperfslage
October 24, 2018

The misunderstood "buzztail"

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October 22, 2018

There is no evidence of any lull for males. But there are other deer in the woods.

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October 20, 2018

Buck movements don’t show any sort of lull. What about their home range size?

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October 17, 2018

According to some hunters, there seems to be a hush that falls over the deer herd in October.

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October 10, 2018

Spotted bundles of cuteness in a great big world. How far do those tiny legs take them?

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October 8, 2018

From tracking Mr. Buttons to spotted fawns!

October 4, 2018

Fall has arrived, but Summer was getting the last word.

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October 2, 2018

If you're a podcast junkie - or have a long trip ahead of you - you can listen to The Hunt Domain Podcast about fawn survival and predation.

October 1, 2018

Now that the outside of my gun was up to snuff, it was time to focus on what was going into it.

.30-40 Krag (click for larger image)
September 26, 2018

New Year’s resolutions have long evaporated for many, but mine are just being realized.

September 20, 2018

Shenandoah has plenty of bears but what about deer?

September 17, 2018

If you didn’t notice, the blog took a summer break.