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.
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 […]
September 21, 2020
Same Thing, Different Year?
We have shown a lot of movies of deer movements. Our most famous deer died outside his home range at […]
May 8, 2020
Our favorite arachnid superhero can sense imminent danger. Can deer?
November 22, 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Hunting Big Woods Deer
Five years of blog knowledge wrapped up in one post! Will it help you this hunting season?
October 9, 2019
Does – The forgotten rut participants
Hey, there are other deer in the woods during the rut. Does anyone care?
A (Ridge and) Valley Buck
Do they run the ridges? Hang in the valley? Or go vertical?
Some bucks have side gigs as magicians.
Big Woods Buck of the Week
We had a sneak peek Buck 28356’s turning angles but where was he going?
Running in Circles
Are bucks getting anywhere or just spinning?
September 30, 2019
Can those expensive GPS collars tell us where bucks bed down during the day?
May 12, 2020
How many antler rubs are there in the world?
[And more importantly, is it important?]
March 24, 2020
Sometimes looking to the future makes you think about the past
Diefenbach, D. R., G. L. Alt, B. D. Wallingford, C. S. Rosenberry, and E. S. Long. 2019. Effect of male […]
February 3, 2020
I love the winter weather!
There’s nothing sweeter or finer for our deer trappers but where is it?
June 21, 2019
Causing a Crash
Mother Nature can be quite harsh. How do deer respond to her curveballs?
June 5, 2019
How far are those tiny feet taking them?
May 31, 2019
The invasion begins…
We are in the midst of an imperial raid!
March 27, 2019
Revisiting a DFB celebrity, Buck 8917
March 14, 2019
March is a fickle month
February 21, 2019
Deer Crew Diaries – Entry 120
From the Northern Crew: After two solid weeks of capture, our success rate dropped a bit this week with […]
December 10, 2018
Rain On Opening Day
We’ve never written about weather’s effects on deer in rifle season. But this year might be an exception.
November 20, 2018
Patterning a buck in the rut
Realm of possibility or exercise in futility?