Registration of every harvested deer in the cantonment area of Fort Drum is essential for management and for our research. This registration will collect the data that had been collected at in-person deer check in previous years.
We are nearing the end of an extensive deer population study at Fort Drum that has been in progress since 2015. We have had several tagged study deer disperse more than 30 miles and in 2020 we are also collecting tissue samples from deer harvested in the Fort Drum Training Area and the communities around Fort Drum. Tissue samples and online registration are requested from hunters who have harvested deer within 50 miles of Fort Drum in 2020.