About the Deer-Forest Study
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.
May 15, 2020
Antlers: The cancer that doesn’t kill
Could understanding antler growth be the key to a cure?
May 12, 2020
How many antler rubs are there in the world?
[And more importantly, is it important?]
February 17, 2020
Soil chemistry, plants, and fancy head gear.
February 10, 2020
Needle in a Haystack
This crazy weather has me thinking of my favorite springtime activity.
February 5, 2016
Age and Antlers
How do you become an expert aging deer based on antlers and body size?
Antlers: Who needs them!
Bucks certainly don’t anymore.
November 3, 2016
Velvet Smoking Antlers
Velvet will make you stand out in a crowd!
September 22, 2015
Antlers and Onion Rings
Antlers are an ENDLESS source of conversation among hunters, the internet, and chat rooms. So why should we be different?
September 28, 2020
Two Bucks, Three Years
This week I have 2 different bucks we tracked for 3 years. That means these bucks were at least 2.5 […]
July 27, 2020
Did you lick that?
Licking stuff has always been gross. And that was pre-COVID19. It’s bad enough to lick the frosting off a cupcake […]
June 19, 2020
Growing Bones and Babies
You are what you eat – and deer depend on the quality of the plants they consume to survive, grow, […]
April 14, 2020
Drum Roll Please
It took over 4 months, but it was worth it.
April 9, 2020
Deer Crew Diaries – Entry 141
That’s a wrap!
August 2, 2019
Sex Age Kill
Film noir masquerading as a population model
June 12, 2019
Armor or Ornament
Do antlers serve to win battles or babes?
February 1, 2019
Deer Crew Diaries – Entry 117
First success of the season!
January 14, 2019
My, what special teeth you have
Fish, reptiles, and amphibians all have teeth, but mammal have taken it to a whole new level.
December 24, 2018
Out with the old
Keep calm. Antlers are meant to be disposable.