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.
January 18, 2017

Trapping season is underway and the crews are busy, busy, busy!

January 16, 2017

Remember that old man I wrote about a couple of months ago. Apparently, lots of people knew him!

January 12, 2017

Is it winter? Is it spring? It’s hard to tell these days looking at the thermometer. Either way, spring planting season is just around the corner.

Remotely blown-off collar
January 11, 2017

Everybody is excited for the start of the trapping season. I hope it lasts!

January 7, 2017

The rut is over but we’ll do our best to keep it alive for you…a little while longer.

January 4, 2017

Closing out the year and starting a new one!

USFWS-Pacific Region; Wisdom Album on Flickr
January 3, 2017

Juliet was right. They are special no matter what they are called.

Santa is on his way!
December 23, 2016

2016 is wrapping up. So what struck a chord with readers this year?

December 21, 2016

Prepping for trapping season…oh and the holiday.

Photo credit: Justin Vreeland
December 19, 2016

Reporting is easy to forget.

December 15, 2016

Everyone gets in on the deer aging fun.

December 12, 2016

The forest may be thick and green, but sometimes it’s a sign of death

December 8, 2016

The daily grind of mortality runs and investigations.

December 6, 2016

That's right, it's mid-December and that means rifle season - and the breeding season - are just about over. But we still have a movie to share!

December 2, 2016

How cameras can map the residents of Penn’s woods.

Barred Owl in Roth Rock State Forest (click for larger image)
November 30, 2016

Happy “Thursday Before Deer Season”

November 24, 2016

We all need a little shut eye. Do bucks get any during the hunting season?

November 21, 2016

Old is a relative term in the deer world. But this definitely qualifies.

November 17, 2016

Duane Diefenbach and Chris Rosenberry will be giving a presentation on The Deer-Forest Study. They will cover everything from deer travels to vegetation sides dishes to a main course which features the guest of honor!