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.
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.

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March 14, 2018

Things are looking up late in the season!

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March 12, 2018

The field has been announced. But who will come out on top?

Frozen - DCD Edition
March 7, 2018

Theme of the week – one truck.

March 5, 2018

My limited time in the field leads to more skunks than deer.

March 1, 2018

Unfortunately, we can't change the weather.

A 5.5-year-old buck on state forest lands is not unusual (click for larger image)
February 27, 2018

36% of yearlings and 80% of adult bucks are legal to harvest, but are they?

February 22, 2018

Fickle weather is gumming up the works!

February 19, 2018

A deer living in Pennsylvania dies in Pennsylvania but when exactly does that happen?