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

What Goes with Deer?

Beer, of course! The National Deer Association has a monthly Beer and Deer Webinar Series that is free! This month […]

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Purple Mountains or Amber Waves

My summer vacation took me to the Adirondacks. The park is 6.1 million acres (larger than its neighbor state of […]

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What’s for Dinner?

Below are two bucks feeding near a year-round scrape that I captured on the game camera. Can you tell what […]

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She doesn’t look a day over 6

Back in August I received a mortality signal from one of our collared deer in the Susquehannock State Forest, Doe […]

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Free Ranging and…Organic?

If you read this blog, you are probably a deer fan. Deer are known as the ghost of the forest. […]

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