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.
May 21, 2018

We have been focusing on fawn survival across the country. Check out what's happening at home!

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May 17, 2018

The escape route of a screaming teen being chased by chainsaw-wielding madman is always questionable.

White-tailed deer fawns can die from many different causes, but most mortalities occur in the first 12 weeks of life (click for larger image).
May 15, 2018

Fawns will find every way imaginable to die. And we’ve catalogued almost all.

May 10, 2018

Fawns live (and die) across an impressive chunk of North America.

May 7, 2018

From the corn fields of South Dakota to the forests of Pennsylvania, fawn survival has been studied for over four decades.

Eastern teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens)
May 4, 2018

Less like crews, more like lone rangers.

There is no shortage of ways for a fawn to die in Pennsylvania. So are predators a problem? (near Sinnemahoning, Pa, 28 April 2018) click for larger image
May 2, 2018

We just completed a second fawn survival study, as well as a study of their predators. And we are going to tell you everything!

April 24, 2018

For the last several months, we have had a “close” relationship with our study animals. Now we will be viewing them from a distance.

April 18, 2018

Snow, wind, rain - nothing like "spring" weather!

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April 16, 2018

When it comes to deer food, quantity cannot always make up for quality, especially when deer become metabolic powerhouses in spring.

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April 9, 2018

Tigers cannot change their stripes. Fawns cannot change their spots…maybe.

April 4, 2018

Another trapping season in the books!

April 2, 2018

If this is an April Fool's joke, it's not very funny. If you're trying to fool deer, it's awesome!

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March 26, 2018

Find out what deer have to say about those Rainy and Breezy October days!

March 21, 2018

Trapping season is reaching its twilight

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March 19, 2018

David could have been just as big as Goliath.