Deer Hunters: Don't Harvest Orange-collared Deer October 29, 2015 Alabama

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Deer Hunters: Don't Harvest Orange-collared Deer October 29, 2015 Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
... As part of a research project on two state wildlife management areas and two private land sites, 90 deer in Alabama have been fitted with either VHF or GPS collars. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) asks hunters not to harvest deer with orange collars. The orange-collared deer also have yellow ear tags and should be easy to spot, according to department officials. Hunters are permitted to shoot a deer with a brown collar if they would normally do so.
     Auburn University researchers, with funding from ADCNR, began this research project in 2013. Deer were collared at two private land sites in Marengo and Pickens counties, at Oakmulgee Wildlife Management Area in west Alabama and at Barbour Wildlife Management area in the east-central part of the state...



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