PSU Deer Study

Deer-Forest Study

Why We Study Deer

Pennsylvania forests face many challenges – invasive plants, insect outbreaks, soil acidity, tree diseases, and even deer. This study is being conducted to better understand the role of deer in the context of all these challenges and to help Pennsylvania’s forest and wildlife managers better manage deer and the forest.

This research is a collaboration among the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, and the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at The Pennsylvania State University.

The Deer-Forest Blog

Shift or Shrink?

There have been a number of blogs on how deer respond to the rifle season. There is my favorite, Hillside […]

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Dreams

Fall is here and with it comes dreams of finding and harvesting a deer with big antlers. Yes, I’m here […]

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Playing the Lottery – Part 2

I was sitting in my daughter’s tree stand this week (it’s really my tree stand that is named for her, […]

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Playing the Lottery – Part 1

What’s the chances a buck lives 3 years? When you radiocollar a deer to monitor movements and survival you need […]

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Rainbow

My first opportunity this year to participate in the archery season was this morning. A light frost was blanketing the […]

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