Relocation 2015

Deer Relocation News from 2015   Some Links may no longer be active.


Animal Alliance looking forward to relocation trial December 28, 2015 British Columbia, Cranbrook Daily Townsman
... collars will allow for the relocated to be monitored. That will allow the whole thing to be evaluated... “If you look at the numbers, I think they’ve had four culls and really the number of mule deer they’ve counted has not gone down substantially,” she said. “It just doesn’t work.”...

Problem deer in East Kootenay will be moved, instead of killed December 24, 2015 British Columbia, CBC
... A team of experts will relocate up to 80 deer, and then track their movements with GPS to see if the plan works.  The plan was driven by backlash against killing the deer...

Urban deer translocation project to begin December 23, 2015 British Columbia, BC Local News 
... After extensive planning and discussions, a trial project to translocate urban mule deer from four communities ... Mule deer will be live-captured in Elkford, Cranbrook, Kimberley and Invermere, and transported to winter range areas in the East Kootenay where natural non-urban mule deer populations have been in decline for several years.  This trial project, which has received wide-spread support ...

Deer found hanging out in Wrigleyville December 8, 2015 Illinois, abc7chicago.com
...  Animal Care and Control came to tranquilize the animal ...  then released to a Cook County forest preserve...

F Goudarzi, MR Hemami, H Bashari, S Johnson - Ecosphere, 2015
... Sensitivity analysis of the BBN model suggests that the most important factors in translocation success are determined by the translocation management program (management scenario node) followed by habitat suitability, reintroduced group structure and site security...

... After becoming familiar with food distribution and shelter conditions, they dispersed further in order to avoid predation risk. In order to improve the survival rate of reintroduced deer, we suggest releasing the adult individuals of robust physique into the wild in future programmes, and more attention should be paid to the initial 9 days after releasing the species. Increasing the local experience of the captive-born animals and helping them become familiar with the new wild habitat will improve the survival rate in future reintroductions...

Some Dutch deer may be moved to Bulgaria rather than shot August 26, 2015 Netherlands, DutchNews.nl 
... Amsterdam city council executives two years ago voted in favour of plans to cull hundreds of fallow deer ... wildlife group Rewilding Europe is in touch with the people who run the Rhodopen national park in Bulgaria about moving some of the Dutch deer there. They are keen to repopulate the area with deer because it will be good for the biodiversity...

Logan city council holds decision on ordinance for trapping deer August 20, 2015 Utah, The Herald Journal 
... “any city that lives within 30 miles of an animal that has been tested positive for wasting disease, the city cannot approve a trap and transport program,” ... 

Dalton Gardens, Downside to deer trapping in Dalton August 15, 2015 Idaho, CDA Press
...  the City Council is seriously considering continuing the "trial" trap and transfer program again this year... Last year's program trapped eight does and two bucks. One doe miscarried as a result of the process and "her blood loss, extreme exhaustion and stress made it evident to me (the trapper) her survival was unlikely." ...

     This information page contains a summary of current Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) regulations concerning permits to Trap, Transport, and Transplant Game Animals and Game Birds as they pertain to mule deer...

Deer tranquilized, relocated from South Boston yard June 30, 2015 Massachusetts, The Boston Globe 
... the deer was “calm, relaxed, and lying down in a flower yard behind a picnic table ...  tranquilized the deer ... relocated to the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, where two officers monitored the scene ... tweeted video that deer was ok

Cody, Bullwinkle taken back to the wild June 16, 2015 Wyoming, Cody Enterprise 
... a juvenile yearling moose meandered into her yard... Game and Fish wardens soon arrived and decided the best way to deal with the bull was to tranquilize and relocate him ...

 
 Bountiful deer program makes progress May 29, 2015 Utah, The Davis Clipper
... teams of DNR personnel and volunteers trapped more than 200 deer in Bountiful, releasing them in other areas around the state... The deer were trapped with drop nets, which Howard said she likes because an entire family can be trapped and relocated together ... image at left

Columbian White-tail deer relocation complete May 15, 2015 Washington, Longview Daily News
... A total of 88 deer were relocated to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge... The typical mortality rate of transferring deer is 8 to 10 percent ... The relocation started because of concerns that a dike that protects the refuge would breach ...
Deer removed from Dalton Gardens April 22, 2015 Idaho, CDA Press
... The city of Dalton Gardens had 10 deer safely removed from the city in its first trapping and relocation season...  the deer were all released alive...

Logan considering urban deer trap-and-release program April 22, 2015 Utah, The Herald Journal 
... North Logan kicked off its winter trap-and-release program this February after much public discussion. Thirty deer were captured over about four weeks ... One male, which had been transported to Hardware Ranch, returned and was re-captured...  the public is split on a trap-and-removal program, but if offered the option of a kill program, they tend to lean toward a trap-and-release option...

... The survival rate of the deer in 2013 was fairly low at only 50 percent ... still higher than expected. In the second year, another 10 percent of the translocated deer from 2013 died, raising the mortality rate to 60 percent for the entire 2013 herd.  The 98 deer that were moved in 2014 had about 76 percent survival in their first year however, proving that translocation could potentially be a viable option ...

Forest officials favour relocation of Nara depot deer April 12, 2015 India, Times of India
...  Experts who visited the spot say keeping so many deer confined there is sentencing them to death...They seem to agree that relocating the deer from the place is best option...

Elk from Kentucky have reached their new home near Black River Falls! March 27, 2015 Wisconsin, WDNR News
     Elk from Kentucky have reached their new home near Black River Falls, Wis. in the first year of elk reintroduction efforts in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and a number of other key partners.  In all, 26 elk were transported to Jackson County after completing a 45-day quarantine period in Kentucky as part of a five-year agreement between Wisconsin and Kentucky that will provide Wisconsin with up to 150 wild elk...

Mule Deer Relocated in West Texas to Help Boost Population March 26, 2015 Gilmer Mirror
... TPWD and their partners plan to translocate an additional 100 mule deer to the Black Gap WMA/ECLCC area in 2016, and will continue to monitor their movements, habitat utilization, survival, and causes of mortality through 2017... [see video below]

In a multi-year effort to boost mule deer populations in parts of Far West Texas, biologists are capturing and relocating female deer, or does, to help replenish herds after the drought of the 1990s. - March 24, 2015 Texas



...  Deer were removed from areas of high concentration, including urban areas and locations where deer were negatively impacting agriculture, in a dual effort to also prevent human-wildlife conflicts. These deer were translocated to suitable habitats ... 390 deer were captured and translocated ...  After we adapted capture, translocation, and release techniques during the second year, survival jumped as high as 80 percent rivaling survival of native deer in New Mexico," commented Stewart Liley, big game program manager with NMDGF...

   In order to restore the ecology of Kinnersani Sanctuary, a total of 26 deer had been shifted from three different deer parks to the eco-restoration project site and are being released into the wild in a phased manner …

North Logan should reconsider deer removal March 17, 2015 Utah, The Herald Journal
... The big problem is timing... they need to do it only during times when the migratory deer are NOT being trapped and relocated. There are a lot of wide-ranging wild deer that come down off the mountains in midwinter, and then return to the higher elevations with warmer spring days.  It is not fair or ethical for the City to haul these wild deer off that are only returning to historic winter ranges to escape starvation...

... Utah Sportsman for Fish & Wildlife organization funded the translocation of female mule deer from Cottonwood Canyon, north of Paragonah, to Oak Creek ... 78 mule deer were translocated ... students at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah who have assisted in the studies to ensure the deer are healthy enough to move and will be successful in their new habitats...

Cranbrook, Urban deer problem a regional issue March 10, 2015 British Columbia, Cranbrook Daily Townsman
... Like Cranbrook, Invermere recently chipped in some money for a regional study that will gather scientific data on the translocation of urban deer... "It's worth studying and looking at, but we do have some concerns about whether relocation is going to prove to be scientifically valid ...

Whitetail deer study taking place in Brown County February 27, 2015 South Dakota, AberdeenNews.com
... “After deer are captured, they’re transported through the air to a processing station no more than 2 or 3 miles away where eight of our staff are ready to monitor vitals, draw blood and perform an ultrasound,” Ermer said. “It’s worked for us to watch the does ...

Deer translocation not an option for now, says City February 25, 2015 British Columbia, Cranbrook Daily Townsman
... The City of Cranbrook has been involved along with the District of Elkford ... a proposed East Kootenay Urban Mule Deer Translocation Trial...The ultimate goal is to see what urban deer survivorship and movements are like post-translocation from an urban setting...

Deer relocation still going strong February 12, 2015 Utah, The Davis Clipper
... After eight weeks, nearly 150 deer have been trapped, captured and relocated from neighborhoods in the foothills of Bountiful ... Channing Howard, Urban Wildlife Specialist with DWR, said the division’s initial reports are that relocated deer are adapting well to their new homes in Eastern Utah. She said DWR staff is monitoring collared deer ...



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