Research in the Department of Animal Science includes the reproduction, nutrition, and management of deer.

Deer reproduction, nutrition and management researchers working in the Department of Animal Science.

Collaborative study with the National Wildlife Research Center to address deer overpopulation in many areas across the United States. This research focuses on developing safe and effective ways for the long-term contraception of deer.

The Penn State Deer Research Center is located in a 22 acre fenced enclosure northeast of campus off of Big Hollow Road, and provides research and educational opportunities for students and faculty.

R. W. Swift and C. E. French started whitetail deer research in 1952, at the request of Roger Latham of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC).