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.
June 22, 2018
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 3
All hail the inaccurate weather forecast!
June 15, 2018
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 2
Vegetation surveys – not for the faint of heart
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 1
The veg crews have been unleashed.
June 6, 2018
It’s Vegetation Season!
It’s that time of year again! Spring has FINALLY arrived. Time to lace up those hiking boots, grab some field gear, and BOTANIZE!
February 8, 2022
A Wicked Migraine
Cumberland Island National Seashore is home to one of my research projects. I reintroduced bobcats on the island back in […]
October 29, 2021
You are a predator. Deer aren’t going to just stand there and wait to be eaten. Humans often forget that […]
September 27, 2021
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 […]
August 16, 2021
The Dog Barked
A few weeks ago, we sent out a call. And, of course, you answered! Many readers of the blog responded […]
June 23, 2021
We talk about deer movements a lot on this blog. Movements before the rut, during the rut, after the rut, […]
May 19, 2021
Make Good Choices
Some mornings, as I roll out of bed and check my email, I’m greeted with this message glaring up at […]
May 6, 2021
Deer Crew Diaries – Entry 21-15
Field season is over, and the crews have pretty much disbanded. There is a lot of anxiety associated with deer […]
April 28, 2021
Nesting or Fledging?
Ah spring! With longer and warm days, it’s time to get out and enjoy it. Bucks are on board with […]
December 21, 2020
Drooling for Evidence
Picture this: a death is reported to authorities, but they find only 1 bone, can’t interview anyone about what happened, […]
November 17, 2020
Making the Connection
Duane and I talk a lot. Topics are vast and far reaching – his rats, my mice, dogs, hunting, deer, […]
November 10, 2020
Deer management, in the condensed version, has 3 steps: Identify goals and objectives Collect data to assess deer population and […]
September 15, 2020
Phase IV- A fool’s errand
Duane’s COVID summer project centered around rats in the barn but it’s not hard to see the parallels to deer […]