Deer telemetry study gets underway in northeast ND March 18, 2012 North Dakota

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Deer telemetry study gets underway in northeast ND March 18, 2012 North Dakota, Grand Forks Herald

... a helicopter crew trapped and fitted VHF radio-collars on the 40 adult does ... to learn more about deer movement, mortality and habitat use in an area dominated by agriculture... fawn survival... researchers inserted vaginal implant transmitters [VIT] ... the VITs are ejected when the fawn is born, and the resulting drop in temperature changes the frequency of the transmitters. “Then you can tell that, ‘OK, the fawn has been born,’ and you can go in and put a radio-collar on the fawn right away,” [Bill Jensen, big game biologist for Game and Fish in Bismarck]  


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