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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.
Photo credit: USFWS
November 2, 2015

It’s breeding season and buck strategy is to stay on the move. But it takes two to tango. Do their dance partners have a plan too?

Photo credit: J. D. Hassinger
October 30, 2015

The woods can be a scary place especially after dark…with vampires lurking about.

October 28, 2015

Check out some of our deer captured on game cameras!

Photo credit: PGC
October 26, 2015

Hunting season is upon us once again. Which means successful hunters are seeing deer inside and out.

Photo Credit: PGC
October 20, 2015

When you’re a fawn, birthdays aren’t counted in years but months. How many were able to celebrate their 4-month milestone?

October 16, 2015

The fate of deer during hunting season is usually pretty simple to determine. But there can be ambiguity whenever humans are involved.

October 14, 2015

I recently gave a webinar presentation on The Deer-Forest Study. This presentation is available to view online for free.

Photo Credit: JT Fleegle
October 13, 2015

Seasonally changes in behavior and home range have been well documented for their western and northern cousins, but what of elevational migration? Do Pennsylvania whitetails surrender the penthouse view in winter?

October 8, 2015

We have followed him 24/7 for 2 years. Find out what he did to survive.

Photo Credit: JT Fleegle
October 1, 2015

It’s no secret that the use of crossbows is frowned upon by vertical bow hunters. Do they (and their users) deserve a bad rap?

Photo Credit: JT Fleegle
September 28, 2015

Antlers are an ENDLESS source of conversation among hunters, the internet, and chat rooms. So why should we be different?

September 21, 2015

Deer don’t have anything to do with tennis. And neither does this post.

September 16, 2015

The Woodland Owners of Clarion-Allegheny Valley are hosting a learning opportunity about white-tailed deer.

Photo credit: PGC
September 14, 2015

Day or night, a deer’s vision is excellent. This is good if you’re a deer but bad if you are a hunter. So how do deer see the world?

September 9, 2015

While seeing, smelling, and touching an animal you are studying is the most fun, the advent of the game camera allows researchers (and hunters) to catch critters with the snap of the shutter.

September 1, 2015

Over 90% of adult females give birth each year and over 75% of them have multiple fawns. Where are they?

August 31, 2015

10 weeks is a milestone for a deer. How many were able to celebrate?

August 26, 2015

We have pictures of the first deer captured in Lehigh County.

August 24, 2015

Sometimes all you need is a ziplock bag.

This does was captured in Berks County as a juvenile (~ 8 mo old) and her photo was captured as a 3-year-old.
August 20, 2015

Game camera deployment is increasing. We'd love to see some photos of our collared deer.