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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February 6, 2019

Great start to the season!

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February 1, 2019

First success of the season!

January 24, 2019

The pieces are in place.

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January 21, 2019

The coyote’s scrappy cousin is mounting his own continental bid.

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January 17, 2019

New year, new crews

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January 14, 2019

Fish, reptiles, and amphibians all have teeth, but mammal have taken it to a whole new level.

January 11, 2019

Nobody loves every aspect of their job and if they say they do, they are lying.

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January 2, 2019

Technology has always been our friend. Now it can learn.

Photo Credit: J Dingel, PA Game Commission
December 26, 2018

Keep calm. Antlers are meant to be disposable.

December 20, 2018

Santa’s reindeer aren’t the only seasonal travelers.

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?