CDFW and Siskiyou County Landowners Collaborate on Black-Tailed Deer Capture April 16, 2014 California

California Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

      With cooperation from local landowners, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently captured and attached telemetry collars to 10 adult female black-tailed deer before successfully rereleasing them in western Siskiyou County.  The capture began a five-year investigation into factors responsible for declining population trends in the far north state. Beginning next year, CDFW plans to collar and monitor up to 50 adult females annually for this study.  The does were captured April 2 using helicopter net-gunning techniques, then carried to a base camp where biological samples and measurements were taken...


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