Double Diamond Deer Ranch! - The Dainty Squid

Double Diamond Deer Ranch!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Remember back when we went camping with Kevin's parents? Well I finally got the film developed! I have so many photos I want to share. First I'll start with the ones from Double Diamond Deer Ranch.
I originally wanted to stop here just because of the huge deer sign but once we pulled in for me to take the photo I realized we had to go in. Let me tell you the five dollar per person admission is so so so worth it.

The deer were absolutely adorable and they were so friendly! There were a few who just wouldn't stop licking my hand, it was heaven. I might have even cried a little bit.  (Yep, crazy lady over there getting her hand licked by a deer with tears rolling down her cheek, that's me!) It was such an awesome time.
(in the photo above you can kind of see how slimy my hand was from deer slobber)
The deer had tons of room to roam and play. It was awesome, you could tell they really loved the deer!  It was amazing to be able to get so close to the deer and touch them. I had no idea their antlers were so soft and warm!

The deer on Double Diamond Deer Ranch live out their whole life on the ranch. All of their antlers are collected after they shed them and after the deer pass they're mounted too. The second part of the ranch housed all the mounts. It was really neat room!
All the deer had a little name plate and had a short little blurb with their story. It was so awesome. I also might have cried a little in here too, not because it was sad but because it was so sweet to read all their stories and learn about what a lovely (and for most of them, long!) life they lived.

Long story short: if you're anywhere near Cook Forest, PA - head to Double Diamond Deer Ranch. It's literally one of the coolest places I have ever been!
xoxo

for those curious; all the photos above were taken with my canon rebel t2.

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33 thoughts

  1. this place looks amazing! and its not that far from me. I may just have to convince my husband that we need a road trip

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  2. This is only an hour and a half from my house! I am so excited, I am totally taking my parents there. Thanks for sharing this!

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  3. I wish i was near that place! Looks like heaven to me!

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  4. Woa! That would be heaven for me too! I love love love deers!
    www.mlleassorti.blogspot.com

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  5. Great shots! I was also a little shocked when I first touched deer antlers that they were warm and SO fuzzy! If you're ever in Massachusetts, stop by the Southwick Zoo. They have an "Enchanted Deer Forrest" and you just walk into this massive forrest and deer come up to you and let you feed and pet them! It's breathtaking, really, just being surrounded by them! :]

    There's also some really neat other animals there, too. http://kwillll.blogspot.com/2011/07/favorite-faces-zoo-adventure-part-1.html

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  6. This sounds magical! Love these photos, what an amazing place!!

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  7. I went here! I used to live just a couple hours south of Cook Forest! :D

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  8. ahhh it looks like such a fun place to visit :)

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  9. What an amazing place! I live in Texas but I just told my boyfriend about it and we are going to have to make a trip that way to check this out someday! I love all of the photos!

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  10. oh how lovely! i would probably cry a little too.

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  11. Oh my gosh, I want to go to a deer farm and get licked by all of the deer! They are so precious!!

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  12. Ah, these photos are beautiful! The deer look so sweet and kind :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com

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  13. that deer sign is pretty awesome! what a fun place, i totally want to go! what kind of deer are they? i have never seen a white or mulit colored deer before, they are so pretty!
    xo,
    cb

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  14. That makes two of us! I totally would have cried too. The deer look so so sweet - what a cool experience.

    xo
    cortnie

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  15. How neat is that? I bet those deer live really long, happy, calm lives. <3

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  16. Oh I just love these! I love deer. There were a lot of them in the town I grew up in and I really took seeing them off the side of the road for granted. Now I miss them.

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  17. those animals are precious!
    your photos are so great!

    kisses from kaitlin
    xo
    kaitgirl.blogspot

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  18. You are such a sweet girl, Kaylah! I love your beautiful and kind heart. <3 These deer are gorgeous!!

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  19. I'd be crying too. Deer are so sweet and beautiful!

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  20. Cuteness.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  21. aw, they're so adorable! reminds me of when i was younger and i used to visit a farm where they had these lovely calves who used to lick my hand.

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  22. Oh, that looks like a place I would adore going to, I've always wanted to pet a deer, haha. They're so pretty!

    That deer sign is great haha, so glad you stopped to take a picture of that.

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  23. I want to visit...the kitschy sign had my attention and then the adorable deer won my heart!


    --Jaclyn T
    Nature Inspired Jewellery
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    http://www.positiveponderings.blogspot.com

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  24. looks like a GREAT time! We have a lot of the white deer around here they are so pretty!!!

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  25. Ahhhhhh, look at their little deer lips! They look like they're smiling!

    I come from a hunting family, so although I see a lot of deer, they usually aren't...you know...still living. I'd be willing to drive the 4 hours it'd take to visit this magical place...

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  26. Ah, that place looks amazing :)
    I love these photos ♥

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  27. when I was little my mom took me to the petting zoo. i got knocked over by a deer who then proceed to chew on my shirt and almost pull it off me.. ever since then they rather scare me.

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  28. Awee! This reminds me of my hometown! We had petting zoos where people could go in and feed the deer! So cute!

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  29. I just found your blog and I love it. You sound just like me, crying at everything animal related by the sounds of it! :)

    This place sounds lovely.x

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  30. I have been to Cook's Forest, but not in a long time. How this makes me want to visit my home state of Pennsylvania again! And I love deer!

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  31. lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove <333333

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