Researchers equip Bitterroot elk with GPS collars in 2nd year of study February 10, 2012 Montana

Montana Population Deer Population and Management News Archive

... 44 cows equipped with GPS collars designed to track the animals' movements over the next year... Once the information from the annual migration habits of the animal is downloaded into a database, the collars are fitted with a new battery and placed around the neck of a new elk. "It's a huge cost savings for us to be able to reuse these collars over and over again," said FWP Bitterroot-based biologist Craig Jourdonnais. ... The collars cost somewhere between $1,200 and $1,500.

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