Deer, can I count on you? Counting Deer in Kansas December 9, 2010




Deer, can I count on you? Counting Deer in Kansas December 9, 2010 Winfield Daily Courier Online

  ...The instant a deer is spotted, the driver stops the truck and enters the location on a hand-held GPS unit. A work table top up on the platform in the back, is laid out in a 360-degree circle like a big compass. An arrow on the table is moved to point toward the deer’s location. One spotlight has a laser range finder fixed to it allowing the worker to read the distance from the truck to the deer. That data, plus the number of the deer in the group, whether they’re Whitetails or Mule Deer, their sex if possible, the type of habitat they are in and whether they were feeding, bedded or moving is all hand written onto a form. Scott and Greg then enter the data onto a computer form and send it on to Lloyd Fox, Big Game Program Coordinator for the state of Kansas.

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