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.
Processing a fawn (click for larger image).
May 23, 2017

Crews are off and setting a record pace!

May 22, 2017

Explosives are part of the job

First fawn capture of 2017 season held by our new Northern Crew Leader, Maureen.  And she's even a Pens fan!
May 18, 2017

The race is officially underway!

May 18, 2017

Hail! Hail! The gang’s all here!!!

Skyland Cabins from Oak Crest. Credit: Pollock, George or Addie. Stony Man from Oak Crest showing flowering chestnut trees and several cabins including Massanutten Lodge. Near MP 40 Skyland area. Date taken: July 16, 1912, Click for larger image
May 15, 2017

Our forests were once home to a mighty race of giants. Will they ever return?

Azure bluet
May 11, 2017

Tying off the loose ends between captures

May 8, 2017

No one celebrates when balloons escape the party

Rothrock State Forest
May 4, 2017

Ho-hum week of cleaning up and prepping for the upcoming fawning season

May 1, 2017

Finding your next meal can be tough. Help is always appreciated.

The rhododendron jungle
April 26, 2017

Changes! The David Bowie tune is playing loud and clear in our heads

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April 24, 2017

Babies and old ladies (and men) get all the attention. Not this time.

April 19, 2017

Au revoir to our winter trapping crews…and a crew leader

April 17, 2017

One of the most crucial parts to my PhD dissertation will take place long after I’m gone.

April 12, 2017

From bear hugging deer to picking up what comes out of its south side.

April 11, 2017

Our crews most definitely can! Here’s a look at the 2017 deer captures.

April 5, 2017

Closing a successful trapping season means lots of cake and donuts!

April 4, 2017

Well, SOME results are in.

March 27, 2017

Advice from one of the most awesome ladies I’ve ever known

March 23, 2017

Snow decided to pay a visit at the END of trapping season