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Now that the hunting season is in full swing, we are back to working on the 2020 population survey. The survey included 222 trail cameras and was conducted in March through May earlier this year. I decided to make an IG account where I can publicly share some of the highlights from each camera. Check it out at:

instagram.com/fortdrumdeer/

There will only be a small fraction of the >120,000 photos from the survey. The primary project photo page for everything other than trail cam photos is still at:

Instagram.com/martinjrfeehan
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2 days ago

I received a question today about our deer birth distribution results and wanted to share the information to everyone. The birth peak has stayed consistently May 31/June 1 every year since we began in 2015. Birth peak can be used to predict the arrival of the rut. White-tailed deer gestation is 200-205 days. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

I received a question today about our deer birth distribution results and wanted to share the information to everyone.  The birth peak has stayed consistently May 31/June 1 every year since we began in 2015.  Birth peak can be used to predict the arrival of the rut.  White-tailed deer gestation is 200-205 days.

Harvest Update: 11 deer have now been harvested within the cantonment area. We are also collecting tissue samples from outside of the cantonment area. Please go to fortdrumdeer.org/community for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Harvest Update: 11 deer have now been harvested within the cantonment area. We are also collecting tissue samples from outside of the cantonment area.  Please go to fortdrumdeer.org/community for more information.

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Good questions!who is doing the research, and what is the end game?

What are the plans with our samples? Are you guys looking into the family relations of the animals and the locations they were harvested?

I forgot to ask how soon after kill does the sample need to be taken ??

We are requesting samples in 2020 from deer harvested within 50 miles of Fort Drum including the training area and surrounding communities. We have had many deer disperse >30 miles from Fort Drum and we will be completing a broad landscape genetic analysis over the next year.

Samples can be dropped off at the Fort Drum Permit Office or mailed directly to us. Please go to fortdrumdeer.org/community for more information.

We have prepaid & addressed submission kits available. Please let us know if you would like one sent to you. Currently, we have kits already available Miller's Meat Market. If you would like us to drop off kits at another deer processor or send you a kit directly please let us know.
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2 weeks ago

Harvest Update: Through 10/10/2020, there have been at least 9 deer harvested within the cantonment area, including 5 bucks and 4 does. As a reminder, all harvested deer must be checked-in at fortdrumdeer.org with tissue samples submitted at self deer check stations open 24 hrs/day. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Harvest Update: Through 10/10/2020, there have been at least 9 deer harvested within the cantonment area, including 5 bucks and 4 does.  As a reminder, all harvested deer must be checked-in at fortdrumdeer.org with tissue samples submitted at self deer check stations open 24 hrs/day.

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Any what of posting pics of deer harvested I been hunting fort drum and the training area but haven’t had a chance to get a deer yet

Can hunters bring there deer that have been harvest off Fort drum to be tested ..? I hunt not far from post ... thanks

Anything big buck wise?

Are these harvest numbers typical for this far into season? I can't remember exact numbers from previous years, but it seems like more would have been harvested by now.

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