California -(Ammoland.com)- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has successfully completed a deer capture project involving the Loyalton-Truckee mule deer herd.
This purpose of the capture and study is to help researchers better understand deer migration patterns and reduce the high number of automobile/deer collisions on a busy 25-mile stretch of Highway 89.
Using tranquilizer darts, CDFW wildlife biologists captured 13 does and fitted them with global positioning satellite (GPS) collars. Blood and hair samples were taken, length and weight measurements were recorded and general health inspections were conducted on each animal.
This project was made possible through collaboration between CDFW and the California Deer Association (CDA).
“We are proud to partner with the department and others to ensure important wildlife studies and habitat conservation work continues,” said CDA Chief Executive Officer Roman Porter. “In addition to the grants awarded by CDA’s generous members, fees from hunting licenses and tags also help fund these important efforts to ensure healthy deer herds for years to come.”
The GPS collars will record the location and send the information to …read more