Cape Girardeau, Missouri Department of Conservation Deer Survey Begins in Cape Girardeau December 19, 2012

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Department of Conservation Deer Survey Begins in Cape Girardeau December 19, 2012 City of Cape Girardeau
...  a team of about 15 personnel from the MDC, the City’s Police Department, and the University began the process of counting deer last week. Surveys are conducted simultaneously on 2-14 mile, randomly-determined routes. While driving at slow, consistent speeds, two observers shine spotlights out of both sides of a truck ... “It will take a series of surveys across a few months to generate a quality density estimate for the city’s deer population..." Matt Bowyer, an MDC Wildlife Management Biologist.


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