November Deer in Pittsburgh|Outdoors My Home Window


Doe on the path in Frick Park, 10 Nov 2022 (image by Charity Kheshgi)

13 November 2022

It’s mid November and also the rut goes to its top in Pennsylvania. Dollars smell the air for women in estrous ( flehmen), chase carries out in warm, and also conceal with them in thick cover to reproduce repetitively. Some encounter website traffic, consisting of the other day’s road-killed 6-point dollar in Schenley Park. Birders in Frick Park are seeing all of this up close. Really close.

On 10 November Charity Kheshgi and also I experienced a team of 5. 2 does and also an 8-point dollar were concealing in a thicket when a 4-point dollar strolled onto the path behind us, smelled the air and also overlooked at the women. One more doe (at top) strolled onto the path in advance of us. This can have threatened for both people. The deer did not see us as rivals.

4-point dollar on the path overlooks at the 8-point and also 2 does, 10 Nov 2022 (image by Charity Khseshgi)

The 8-pointer was tough to see in the underbrush however he resembled this Mike Fialkovich saw on 5 November that seems flehmening

8-point dollar in Frick Park, 5 Nov 2022 (image by Mike Fialkovich)

Deer are a target varieties, sharp to the visibility and also intent of killers. “Is the killer right here? Is it searching?” And also they transfer to places of the very least risk. We see them up enclose Frick Park since they have actually discovered that people in Pittsburgh’s city parks are not hazardous also throughout open season.

On the other hand, searching is presently underway statewide and also it’s great to be knowledgeable about it. We have numerous deer in our location– Wild animals Administration System (WMU) 2B– that searching lasts much longer right here than in a lot of the state.

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Map of Pennsylvania WMUs from Video Game Payment

Right here’s a fast recap of deer searching times and also kinds, currently via January, in WMU 2B both Antlered and also Antlerless unless or else kept in mind.

  • currently– Nov. 25, consisting of Sundays Nov. 13 and also Nov. 20, WMU 2B: Archery
  • Nov. 26– Dec. 10 consisting of Sunday Nov. 27: Statewide Rifle (” Routine weapons”)
  • Dec. 26– Jan. 28, 2023, WMU 2B:
    • Archery
    • Flintlock
    • Prolonged Rifle period (Antlerless just).
Put On Orange and also look out for seekers! Keep in mind searching on 3 Sundays in November.

p.s. When you get on the roadway, expect deer encountering website traffic, specifically at sundown.

( images by Charity Kheshgi and also Mike Fialkovich, WMU map from Video game Payment, schedule increased from timeanddate.com)



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